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Pride of Britain Awards: how to nominate a fundraiser

Do you know a fantastic fundraiser?

Nominations are open for the 2017 ITV Fundraiser of the Year - part of the Pride of Britain Awards.

Click here if you have someone in mind - remember the person you choose must be 16 years old or over as of 22nd of June.

If you or your nominee are under 18, please get permission from a parent or guardian.

Nominations close on Friday 25th of August at 11:59pm.

Full terms and conditions are here.

Marathon man on winning Pride of Britain Award

Ben Smith came into the studio to talk about his achievement - including winning a Pride of Britain Award Credit: ITV News

Ben Smith from Portishead, who completed 401 marathons in 401 days has been named ITV Fundraiser of the Year at the Pride of Britain Awards.

We invited him into the ITV Westcountry studio where he told our presenters Ian Axton and Kylie Pentelow he was finding it hard to sleep following his epic challenge.

He also said the Pride of Britain Awards ceremony was amazing and he got to meet some of his heroes.


Anxious wait for West Country's Pride of Britain winners

Some of the most inspiring people in our communities will rub shoulder with celebrities tonight at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards. They celebrate all that's best about our nation and we were tasked with finding the West Country's fundraiser of the year.

Our judges chose Ben Smith from Portishead - who managed to run 401 marathons in 401 days and has raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for charity at the same time and Naomi Thomas who runs the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation charity which organises and pays for weddings for couples with serious illnesses. She does all this while being treated for terminal cancer.

Tonight they'll be joining other local winners to find out if they've won the national award. Our correspondent Matt Price is there.

Boating fundraiser heads to the Pride of Britain awards

Alex Hutchings used his love of boating to raise tens of thousands of pounds Credit: ITV News

The Pride of Britain Awards, which celebrates the nation's unsung heroes, is being filmed in London tonight.

Among those who'll be appearing is Alex Hutchings from Swindon. After losing his dad to cancer he turned to the boating community to raise more enough money to pay for a Macmillan Cancer Support Nurse for a year.

Pride of Britain: See the moment this amazing man found out he was our winner

Alex Hutchings has raised tens of thousands of pounds for families affected by cancer. Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

Alex Hutchings, from Swindon, was inspired to raise money after watching his dad die of cancer. He has used his love of boating to raise tens of thousands of pounds to help other families affected by the disease.

He is our Pride of Britain Local Fundraiser for 2015, and the person we will be sending to London for the Pride of Britain Awards. Watch the amazing moment he and his wife found out - and be prepared for some tears...

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