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Pride of Britain winner for east of ITV Meridian revealed

The four finalists for the eastern part of the ITV Meridian region Photo:

The finalist chosen to represent the eastern part of the ITV Meridian region at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards is Hannah Richards from Bexhill, who becomes a Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year.

The winner was chosen by a panel including the actors and fundraisers, Sarah Parish and James Murray; the MasterChef Winner, Shelina Permalloo; and Kim White OBE from Kent Police.

Watch the moment the winner was announced:

The stories of the four finalists have been broadcast on the first four evenings of the week:

Hannah Richards from Bexhill who lost her brother Sam to suicide last year. She has been raising awareness of mental health and fundraising for a charity supporting young people who have been bereaved. Hannah is our winner, and becomes a Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year.

Dawne Braine from St Leonards who overcame her own grief after the loss of her baby George to help other families who have lost infants by fundraising for a bereavement suite at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings.

Martin McConnell from Wadhurst who battled post traumatic stress disorder after returning from Iraq, and decided to help other former servicemen and women suffering from the aftermath of conflict

Alex Ellis-Roswell from Margate who spent more than three years walking to every RNLI station in the UK and Ireland in memory of his late father.

The Pride of Britain Awards take place later this month

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