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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.

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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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Pride of Britain: See the moment this amazing woman found out she was our winner

Elsbeth Hallam raises money for families whose children have a very rare form of cancer. Credit: ITV West Country

Elsbeth Hallam from Plymouth raises money to support families with children diagnosed with neurobalstoma, a very rare form of cancer.

She 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 she found out - and be prepared for tears and hugs...

Credit: ITV West Country

Fundraiser Jamie mixes with the stars at awards

Almost 5 million people tuned into the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards on ITV last night.

Everyday heroes from across the country were honoured for their extraordinary achievements.

Representing the West in the Fundraiser of the Year category was Jamie McDonald from Gloucester who, among other things, ran across Canada to raise money for the hospital that helped him as a child:

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