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Sunderland's Julie Reay is our ITV Fundraiser for the Tyne Tees region.

ITV Tyne Tees Fundraiser Award winner Julie Reay, with presenters Ian Payne and Helen Ford Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Julie Reay has raised over £150,000 since she started a fund in memory of her son Peter in 2003.

She was nominated for her tireless efforts to raise money for charities and good causes, mostly on Wearside.

Julie was one of four regional finalists for this year's award.

Paralympic gold medallist Baroness Grey-Thompson - our external judge this year - praised Julie for the length of time she has committed to fundraising and described her achievement as "awe-inspiring".

Watch Derek Proud's report on Julie's nomination here:

Ian Payne and Helen Ford presented Julie with the award in the studio on our 6pm news programme:

Julie was one of four regional finalists for this year's award.

Mark Solan from Spennymoor stepped into the ring for a charity boxing match, breaking the UK record for the amount raised in one night.

Susan Rowley has been holding regular dance nights at Forest Hall for six years, which have raised tens of thousands of pounds for good causes.

Katie Cutler hit the headlines when the online fund she set up for disabled pensioner Alan Barnes went global, raising £330,000.

Here are their stories: