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

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Daily Mirror Pride of Britain

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards celebrate the people who transform the lives of people around them. Among the winners will be the ITV Local Hero, nominated by you for their work in communities.