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Judges choose their Pride of Granada 2017 winner!

John Hammon, Jackie Wild, Alex Staniforth and Andy Roughley are the Granada Fundraiser of the Year finalists Credit: ITV Granada

It's time to find out who we'll be sending to the Pride of Britain awards

This week we've been watching the stories of four very worthy candidates hoping to become the north west's Fundraiser of the Year.

Well now a panel of judges including Dr Farhan Ali, a surgeon who worked in the aftermath of the Manchester bombing, and Coronation Street actor Cherylee Houston have selected their winner.

Our correspondent Andy Bonner reveals all....

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WATCH: Pride of Britain Awards

All week we've been bringing you stories of remarkable people, who are in with a chance to represent the North West at the Pride of Britain Awards.

The star studded ceremony is held later this month and will celebrate volunteers, carers and fundraisers who go that extra mile.

Tonight Andy Bonner is in Cheshire to meet a man who's reached great heights after battling with mental health problems.

WATCH: Pride of Britain Awards

Jackie Wild Credit: ITV Granada Reports

At the end of the month, the Pride of Britain awards will celebrate the country's un-sung heroes - carers, volunteers and fundraisers who make a huge difference.

All week, we're bringing you stories of remarkable people - all in with a chance to represent the North West at the awards in London.

Tonight we're in Wirral, where Andy Bonner meets a mum on a mission - to raise money for the hospice which looked after her terminally ill son.

WATCH: Pride of Britain Awards

John Hammond Credit: ITV Granada Reports

At the end of the month, the Pride of Britain awards will celebrate the country's un-sung heroes - carers, volunteers and fundraisers who make a real difference.

This week our correspondent Andy Bonnerwill be bringing us stories of special people from our region - all in with a chance to represent the North West at the awards in London.

Tonight we're in Birkenhead to meet a fundraiser who just keeps on running - and is now spurring on others to get fit.

Mother who set up a charity after her child choked wins national award

A mother who set up a charity after her daughter choked has won a national award.

Joanne Thompson successfully fought for compulsory first aid training for nursery and pre-school staff.

Meanwhile the Granada Pride of Britain winner Karen Johnson is in the running for the national fundraiser award.

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Karen Johnson wins Pride of Granada 2015

Karen Johnson has been crowned the Pride of Granada.

Both of Karen’s sons died from the rare genetic disorder Hunter’s Syndrome, less than 18 months apart.

Karen Johnson Credit: ITV Granada

She began fundraising for research into genetic disorders, and continued despite her third child being diagnosed with Leukaemia.

More: Pride of Britain North West finalist Karen Johnson

Karen’s charity the Gem Appeal has raised £2.6million for both research and treatment machines at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

She will go on to represent the North West in the Fundraiser category at the star-studded Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards in London.

Click below to see the moment Granada Reports presenter Tony Morris told her the news:

Judges choose their Pride of Granada 2015 winner

Four amazing fundraisers have been shortlisted for our Pride of Granada award.

The winner will go on to represent the North West in the Fundraiser category at the star-studded Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards in London.

After much deliberation a special panel of judges have made a decision and chosen a winner, here's what happened:

Pride of Britain: Judging panel selects the winner

Four amazing fundraisers have been shortlisted for our Pride of Granada award.

The winner will go on to represent the North West in the Fundraiser category at the star-studded Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards in London.

(L-R) Tony Morris, Lucy West, Anthony Crolla, Rowetta, Manali Luka and Andrew Rigby on this year's judging panel Credit: ITV Granada

After much deliberation a special panel of judges have made a decision and chosen a winner.

Hear what they had to say about the nominees:

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