Pride of Britain Awards 2012

The Pride of Britain Awards took place on Monday 29th October in London's Grosvenor House, recognising acts of courage, selflessness and achievement by ordinary people across the country. Calendar speaks to some of our region's nominees and winner.

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Yorkshire teen with cerebal palsy wins Teenager of Courage Award

Yorkshire teenager, Jack Carroll, won the Teenager of Courage Award at last night's Pride of Britain Awards in London.

The 14-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer, from Halifax, refuses to let his chronic condition hold him back in life and uses stand-up comedy to laugh in the face of it.

He performed his first gig at his parents' wedding anniversary in 2010 and has since become an internet sensation when his uncle uploaded footage of the gig on YouTube, which has now received more than 10,000 hits worldwide.

He speaks of his surprise of winning the award in the video below.


Yorkshire nominee speaks after missing out on Local Hero Award

Yorkshire pensioner John Burkhill missed out on the Local Hero Award at the Pride of Britain awards last night.

The 73-year-old is best known for his peculiar style of fundraising for charity Mcmillan Cancer Support. He is often seen with a green wig and pushing a pram for people to donate into around Sheffield streets. He has also ran over 800 races in the UK to raise money.

So far he has raised a grand total of £160,000. His love for charity work is in memory of his late wife who died from the disease and his daughter who passed away during a routine operation.

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