They're people who've done amazing things for charity, often giving their time and skills, or raising money for good causes. And once again it's nearly that time of year when the south-east picks a local winner to go forward to the national "Pride of Britain" awards.
Tonight we visit Folkestone where Pat and Vic Powell run an indoor bowls club which raises money for cardiac units in hospitals across Kent. The work has a very special meaning to them both, as David Johns explains.
This week we are highlighting the work of the some of the region's unsung heroes as part of ITV's Pride of Britain awards. And today we feature Rosie Mitchell - a nurse on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital.
She has been nominated by six people for the Fundraiser of the Year award - but not for the nursing work she does on the ward.
Aside from caring for critically ill children - full time -she's raised a staggering £1.2m to help make the ward the second best of its kind in the country. Elisa Belverstone reports.
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