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Pride of Britain Fundraiser Award winner announced

This month we brought you the stories of our finalists in the search for London's most inspiring fundraiser. Now, we can unveil the winner who will represent London at this year's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards. Our judging panel chose Claudia Hicks from Islington. Following the death of her brother in a moped crash last year while he was being followed by police. She channelled her grief to set up a charity to help families deal with paying for funerals when they have unexpected bereavements.



ITV Local Hero finalist - Pat Gardner

For more than 3 decades Pat Gardner has been a friend, a confident and an inspiration to thousands of families in Greenwich.

When her son was born with cerebral palsy she knew she wanted to help families living with disabilities.

What started in her living room has now become a lifeline service - all paid for by fund-raising.

It's an amazing achievement and the reason she's been nominated as an ITV Local Hero at his year's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

Ria Chatterjee has her story.

ITV Local Hero finalist - Eleanor Botwright

A few months ago we asked you to nominate people worthy of the ITV Local Hero award for their work in London's communities. The winner will go to the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards next month.

Today we meet Eleanor Botwright who over the last 40 years has raised an £12 million to build Community Centres across London.

Eleanor Botwright Credit: ITV News

Among them is the Castlehaven Community Centre in north London which has developed into a four acre site. It offers writing classes, music production, careers guidance - but more than anything Eleanor says it brings people together.

Since opening its doors, the centre has helped tens of thousands of people Credit: ITV News
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