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VIDEO: Meet our Pride of Britain winner!

All this week- we've been on the search for ITV Meridian's local hero. The winner will represent the South at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards next month and be in with a chance of winning a national award.

Our final four were Eleanor Caldon from Canterbury, Genny Jones from Gravesend, Janet Williamson from Worthing and Julie Scarborough from Portsmouth.

Our final four were Eleanor Caldon from Canterbury, Genny Jones from Gravesend, Janet Williamson from Worthing and Julie Scarborough from Portsmouth.

Fred and Sangeeta went to meet the winner Janet Williamson, Ann Smith, who nominated her and Liz Crockett from Mencap.

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Enriching the lives of people with learning difficulties

It is that time of year when we celebrate the unsung heroes of our communities, people who go that extra mile to help others. We are looking at nominees for the Pride of Britain Awards, with the winner getting to go to the star studded event in London.

Tonight we meet a remarkable lady from Sussex, Janet Williamson. She has spent years enriching the lives of people with learning difficulties. Sarah Cooper went to meet her.

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Royal backing for Pride of Britain 2013

The Prince of Wales makes a speech at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards Credit: Rowan Griffiths/Daily Mirror/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain team of researchers consider every nomination sent in. Then, from a shortlist of finalists, our panel of distinguished judges will select regional finalists to go forward for the national awards. The awards categories are:

ITV Local Hero of the Year

To recognise an individual who has improved the lives of those around them in their community. For full ITV Local Hero terms and conditions which apply go to itv.com/terms

Fundraiser of The Year

To recognise a tireless charity fundraiser. Open to all over 16.

Outstanding Bravery

To recognise an individual who has put themselves in danger to help or save the life of another.

Child or Teenager of Courage

To recognise a child or teenager whose has put themselves in danger to help or save the life of another or has battled against the odds.

Lidl's Young Fundraiser of the Year

To recognise a child or teenager, under the age of 16, who has gone beyond all expectations to raise money for a good cause, however large or small the amount.

Daybreak Emergency Services

To recognise a member or members of the police, fire, ambulance, coastguard, mountain and sea rescue services who have gone beyond the call of duty.

Find out more about the Daybreak Emergency Services award.

Teacher Of The Year

To recognise a truly inspiring teacher in primary or secondary education.

Please give the name of your parent/guardian if you are under 18.

Lifetime Achievement

To recognise an individual whose achievements have been far-reaching, possibly on a national or international level.

Special Recognition

To recognise individuals who the judging panel consider to be Pride of Britain, but whose achievements do not fit into other categories. Examples include inspiring campaigners, members of the armed forces who have helped others, carers and volunteers.

If you are under 18, please make sure you have your parent or guardian permission. If your nominee is under 18, please make sure you have their parent or guardian's permission. Please go to the nomnaton page_ _via this link

Nominations must be received by midnight on Friday 16th August 2013 to be considered for Pride of Britain 2013. All nominations received after that date will be considered for Pride of Britain 2014. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Nominate your local hero for the Pride of Britain Awards 2013

The Prince of Wales with members of Team GB and Paralympic BG doing the 'Mobot' at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2012 Credit: Philip Harris/Daily Mirror/PA Archive/Press Association Images

We at ITV Meridian are looking to find local heroes from this region for the of Pride of Britain Awards 2013. They can be of any age, from any walk of life but, the one thing they must be is extraordinary. Click on our winners section and you will see what we mean.

Perhaps you know a child or adult who has displayed remarkable courage, an inspired neighbour who has improved the area where you live, a tireless charity fund-raiser or campaigner or an exemplary teacher?

They might be a dedicated careworker, or member of the emergency services or armed forces who have gone beyond the call of duty to help others? People in the ITV Meridian region, in your community who go that extra mile.

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