Big surprise for Pride of Britain winner who's raised thousands in memory of her son

Debs Whiteley is the Pride of Britain winner in the west of the Anglia region Credit: ITV Anglia

A Cambridge mum who's dedicated her life to helping the families of children with brain tumours is the winner of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain award in the ITV Anglia West region.

Debs Whiteley lost her nine-year-old son to a brain tumour in 2010 and set up the charity Tom's Trust to help other families.

She's raised nearly a million pounds to provide clinical psychologists who can help children and families cope with what she went through.

Our Graham Stothard went along to surprise Debs in a pub near Cambridge - you can see what happened here.

Debs Whiteley was one of four finalists in the west of the Anglia region.

The four Daily Mirror Pride of Britain nominees in the west of ITV Anglia Credit: ITV Anglia

The others were:

Marco Sementa, from Peterborough, who raises thousands for charity with football matches and stunts like abseiling.

Rosie Tween, from Cambridge, who suffered a spinal stroke that left her partly paralysed but has still raised thousands for the charity Back Up with a sponsored push up Mount Snowdon.

Glennis Hooper, from Wellingborough, who founded a charity called Crazy Hats which has raised £3million to help women with breast cancer in Northamptonshire.