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Jessica, 22 and bedridden, helps ill children

At the age of 14, Jessica Taylor was struck down with ME. It left her bedridden and confined to her room. But, with the help of her sister, Jessica launched her own fundraising charity called Share a Star to help ill children. She is now 22 and still unable to sit up; even moving from her bed to a chair requires the use of a hoist.

Share a Star aims to make children who are in hospital feel special and sends them packs of goodies to relieve boredom.

A team of runners, including Jessica's sister, Ruby, and her brother, Tom, has run the Bupa Great South Run to raise funds for Share A Star. David Johns reports.

Tina tries to improve quality of life for patients

When her husband died of lung cancer, Tina Wellman-Hawke set out to do all she could to help improve the quality of life for other patients. The result is a charity that's so far raised more than a quarter of a million pounds to fund treatment and research. And Tina's been able to judge the improvements because, by cruel irony, her sister has also been diagnosed with cancer. Richard Jones has more on Tina's story.


Pride of Britain: two reports on people who've made a difference

Many of us will have been moved by the pictures of refugees in the Middle East, fleeing from the brutality of so-called Islamic State militants - now living in makeshift shelters and, in the winter, facing freezing cold temperatures. But one mother from Sussex was so upset by what she saw that she started an aid appeal dedicated to helping them. Abigail Bracken reports.

The amazing 'Spider Dad': Mike Wilson's five-year-old son Jayden sadly passed away, due to a brain tumour.

Ever since Mike has worked tirelessly to raise money for Naomi House children's hospice in Hampshire. Andrew Pate reports.

Patrick survives three cancers

This week, we're showcasing our finalists for ITV's Fundraiser of the Year, all part of the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards, which are coming soon.

We have four finalists - and we're telling you THEIR story every day this week. The winner will be unveiled on Friday.

Patrick McIntosh has survived not one but three cancers - and he is determined to help others. Sam Holder went to meet him.

Fundraiser works to support families

"My brother's death has made me a better man." The words of a Sussex campaigner.

Vikram Deb struggled to deal with his grief when his only sibling died - at the age of 21 just over a year after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer.

Since then, Vikram has worked tirelessly to help other youngsters with the condition and to support their families. He's fundraised thousands of pounds through charity events including a 26-mile walk from Brighton Pier to Eastbourne Pier in the snow. Nashreen Issa has his story.


Could Haydn's Wish be a Pride of Britain winner?

Emma Wileman, from Telscombe Cliffs near Brighton, set up the charity Haydn's Wish to research and highlight the link between allergies and asthma in children.

Her son Haydn's life was cut short at the age of just nine - due to an undiagnosed allergy to peanuts. She's now been nominated for a Pride of Britain award.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Emma, Dr Somnath Mukhopadhyay of Royal Alexander Children's Hospital, and we also hear from Dr Hilary Jones.

Who will you nominate for Pride of Britain Award?

Now, the clock is ticking, with the deadline looming for this year's Pride of Britain Awards. Applications HAVE to be submitted by Friday August 15 at 11.59 pm. So you don't have long.

One of the awards at this year's events is ITV's award for fundraiser of the year. We're looking for that person who goes that little bit further than others - but rarely receives the recognition they deserve. Sarah Cooper reports.

Nominee set up choir for those with mental health issues

Video. This week, we are trying to find the ITV News' most worthy Local Hero, as part of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards. We will have four nominees, put forward by you, with the winner going to a star-studded event in London.

We start with a woman who has put her own problems behind her to help others. Eleanor Caldon suffers from Bipolar Disorder, but that has not stopped her setting up the Mustard Seed Singers, a choir to help people with mental health issues. Ruje Yasmin reports.

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