From extraordinary bravery - to doing 'their bit' for the community. Some of the region's unsung heroes were honoured at a glitzy awards ceremony on Friday.
The Pride of Reading Awards recognise the achievements of local people and businesses and is hosted by TV's Chris Tarrant.
Mel Bloor sent this from the awards ceremony.
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