Pride of Britain Awards 2016: Meet this year's inspirational winners

Some of Britain's most inspirational men, women and children will be honoured for their outstanding bravery at the Daily Mirror's annual Pride of Britain Awards on Monday.

The event honours people who have gone beyond the call of duty to save others, displaying selfless sacrifice and courage.

Here, we profile 2016's winners:

  • William Edwards - Outstanding bravery

William Edwards, winner of the outstanding bravery award. Credit: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

The 24-year-old from Wrexham risked his life to save pensioner Anne Wade, who was trapped inside her burning car. He cut open his arm and severed two tendons after smashing the car's window.

  • David Nott - Special recognition

David Nott, winner of the special recognition award. Credit: Channel 4/PA Wire

The leading war surgeon has taken several months' unpaid leave from his NHS job over the past 23 years to volunteer for aid agencies including Syria Relief, the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières.

  • Dylan Graves - Child of courage

Dylan Graves, winner of the child of courage award. Credit: Andy Commins/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

The 12-year-old schoolboy risked his own life to save his friend James Yeadon by pushing him out of the path of a car, and taking the brunt of the impact himself. He suffered back injuries, broken ribs and a fractured pelvis.

  • Dr Simon Walsh, Dr Samy Sadek and paramedics Bill Leaning, Sam Margetts and Dean Bateman - Emergency services

(Left to right) Dr Simon Walsh, Dr Samy Sadek and paramedics Bill Leaning, Sam Margetts and Dean Bateman of London's Air Ambulance team. Credit: Carl Fox/PA Wire

London's Air Ambulance team saved the life of a cyclist who was moments from death by carrying out a rare and complex heart procedure on a busy roadside.

  • Professor Stephen Hawking - Lifetime achievement

Professor Stephen Hawking, winner of the lifetime achievement award. Credit: Reuters

As the world's most influential scientist, he has changed the way we think about the world around us, despite battling the devastating motor neurone disease for more than 50 years.

  • Rhea Kara - Good Morning Britain young fundraiser

Rhea Kara, winner of the Good Morning Britain young fundraiser award. Credit: Adam Gerrard/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

For three years, the 11-year-old aspiring artist has created a painting a day over 100 days in aid of mainly young girls affected by the incurable Rett's Syndrome. She has raised £13,500 to fund research into the condition.

  • Karen Johnson - Special recognition

Karen Johnson, winner of the special recognition award. Credit: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

After her sons were diagnosed with the rare genetic condition Hunter Syndrome, she launched the cure-seeking GEM appeal in 1994 and has since raised more than £2.6 million.

  • Francesca Brown - Prince's Trust Young Achiever Award

Francesca Brown, winner of the Prince's Trust Young Achiever Award. Credit: Phil Harris/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

The 25-year-old overcame depression and family troubles to set up a football development programme for girls, helping them deal with issues such as low self-esteem, bullying, body image and careers.

  • Team GB and Paralympics GB - Special recognition

Team GB and Paralympics GB pictured after arriving from Rio 2016. Credit: ITV News

Team GB surpassed all expectations at Rio 2016, finishing second on the medal table after winning 67 medals, including 27 gold and 23 silver - two more than was won in London 2012.

  • Tilly Sawford - Child of courage

Tilly Sawford, winner of the child of courage award. Credit: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

The eight-year-old defied all expectations to survive after she fell into a bath of scalding water at the age of just 15 months. She suffered 86% burns and has had over 500 operations, including grafts and a leg amputation.

  • Billy Muir - TSB community partner

Billy Muir (centre), winner of the TSB community partner award. Credit: Facebook/TSB

Celebrated as Britain's hardest-working man, 68-year-old Billy carries out 20 jobs to keep his remote island community of North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands thriving. His jobs include baggage handler, electrician and rubbish collector.

  • Simon and Ted McDermott - Special recognition

Father and son karaoke duo Simon and Ted McDermott. Credit: Tony Spencer/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

Dementia sufferer and former club singer Ted, 80, and his son Simon, 40, have raised £130,000 for the Alzheimer's Society with their infectious carpool karaoke-style fundraising videos.

  • Nikki Christou - Child of courage

Nikki Christou, winner of the child of courage award. Credit: Nicholas Bowman/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

Despite being diagnosed with the facially disfiguring arteriovenous malformation condition, the 12-year-old schoolgirl set up a YouTube channel to talk about her condition to her 79,000 followers. She offers make-up tips and advice to people struggling with chronic illness.

  • The Groves family - Special recognition

The Groves family, winners of the special recognition award. Credit: Carl Fox/PA Wire

After 14-year-old Lillian Groves was killed by a speeding driver in 2010, her family successfully campaigned to change the law on drug-driving.

The Pride of Britain Awards 2016 will be screened on ITV at 8pm on Tuesday.