Meet our Pride of Britain Regional Fundraiser 2020 finalists - Andy Palazon

When lockdown kicked in, Andy Palazon could have found himself at a loose end. Instead, he got everyone dancing in their kitchens.

Streaming live from his home in Suffolk, the DJ set up Disco Kitchen and encouraged people across the world to join him for a boogie - and raise some money in the process.

Fifty thousand pounds later, he's been nominated for the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Regional Fundraiser of the Year for Anglia East.

The money was raised through a mixture of raffles, merchandise sales and a donation for taking part in each disco. Although a minimum of £4 was requested, Andy soon found out how much people valued what he was doing - with one participant giving £500.

A Disco Kitchen fan in Malibu in the United States

Kitchen Disco has now been joined by thousands of people around the world - including the US, Honduras and New Zealand.

All the money raised has gone to the Joshua Tarrant Trust - a charity set up in memory of teenager Joshua Tarrant from Haverhill who died from a brain tumour in 2012.

Joshua Tarrant spent eight years fighting a brain tumour. He died in 2012 at the age of 16.

The charity had feared for the future - with all their fundraising events cancelled - but Andy turned things around for them, and made sure they could carry on funding vital support workers to help children and their families.

Watch Kate Prout's report above to hear more about finalist Andy Palazon.