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Pride of Britain Local Hero 2012 revealed

Mark Williams set up a support group for fathers with partners suffering from post-natal depression Photo: James Wright / ITV News Wales

Over the last week, we've featured your shortlisted nominations for the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Local Hero award.

A panel of judges, including Tori James - the first Welsh woman to climb Everest - picked the person to represent Wales at the national awards ceremony later this month.

The winner is 38-year-old Mark Williams from Bridgend, who set up a support group for fathers with partners suffering from post-natal depression.

He was nominated by his wife Michelle, who battled post-natal depression for two years.

ITV Wales' James Wright, who met all the nominees, surprised Mark earlier this afternoon...

It was a difficult decision to choose a winner from three very strong finalists. But Mark's dedication, selflessness and bravery in raising awareness of a problem suffered in silence by many fathers made him stand out as Wales' Local Hero.

– Pride of Britain Local Hero judging panel

Since setting up his first support group, Mark has expanded the organisation around the country.

You can visit Mark's website, Fathers Reaching Out, here.

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