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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 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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