Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2018 - Meet the Calendar region finalists

The regional 'fundraiser' finalists for the Calendar North and South regions have all achieved great things in their respective communities, raising money for causes which mean a great deal to them and in many cases, their families too.

This week we're featuring four people from each of the Calendar regions. One from each region will be announced tomorrow as the person who'll represent ITV Yorkshire at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards themselves, held in London at the end of the month.

There they will meet other finalists from the ITV regions and one of them will be announced as national winner on the night.

The judging panel this year was our weather forecaster Jon Mitchell and the Emmerdale actress Lesley Dunlop, who plays Brenda Walker.

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Revealed: the ITV Calendar Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year

Today we have revealed who our judging panel chose from our finalists in the ITV Calendar Fundraiser of the Year Award - part of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

  • Jon Mitchell announced the winner for the Calendar north region:
  • Gaynor Barnes surprised the winner for the Calendar south region:

POB 2018 Calendar finalist - Ami Duggleby

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Ami Duggleby lost her daughter 23 days after she was born.

The mother from Driffield in East Yorkshire wanted Minnie's legacy to live on - so she decided to donate her organs to help others.

This selfless act meant Minnie became one of the youngest organ donors in the UK.

Ami has also raised £30,000 for the neo-natal unit at Leeds General Infirmary.


POB 2018 Calendar finalist - PC Darren Kirkwood

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PC Darren Kirkwood has dedicated his entire adult life to policing.

Having had two operations to remove a bone cancer, he was told he'd never be able to cycle again.

That didn't stop the 43-year-old and he soon set out to raise money to help those who needed it most.

POB 2018 Calendar finalist - Michael Burton

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Michael Burton was born in Grimsby. He's made it his life ambition to bring 'Great' back to the town and area.

In the last five years, he's managed to raise £250,000 to help 50,000 locals reach their goals.

POB 2018 Calendar finalist - Hayley Hodson

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Hayley Hodson from Louth in Lincolnshire has been raising money for Sheffield Children's Hospital and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Hayley's daughter Amelia fought and beat Leukaemia after a three-year battle. But she died earlier this year in the most tragic of circumstances - hit by a wheel which had come loose from a passing car.

Hayley wants to make sure Amelia's name lives on - and since her death almost £30,000 has been raised for medics who came to help.

POB 2018 Calendar finalist - Derek Cartwright

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Derek Cartwright, who has epilepsy and is registered disabled, has been fundraising since the age of 10.

The 55-year-old from Scunthorpe has raised close to £81,000 for various charities close to his heart.


POB 2018 Calendar finalist - Keira Hayden

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Keira Hayden tragically lost both her partner and her son to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

The mother from Rotherham has now made it her mission to prevent any more lives being lost.

So far, she has raised nearly £30,000 for accessible defibrillators in her local area.

POB 2018 Calendar finalist - Annoula Baker

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Annoula Baker is a 37-year-old woman from York who stepped in to help a family struck by tragedy in the Manchester Arena bombing last year.

Annoula helped raised £18,000 for the orphaned daughters of Marcin and Angelica Klis by holding family fun days and boxing fights.

She along with her daughter Alena have also raised funds for other families with disabled children.

POB 2018 Calendar finalist - Justin Henderson

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Justin Henderson from North Yorkshire has raised £30,000 over the last four years for Help For Heroes. Six years ago the former soldier broke his back and thanks to the charity he managed to get back on his feet.

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