Nine-year-old girl from Nottingham wins Pride of Britain award

A nine-year-old girl from Nottingham had a big surprise when she won the 2016 award for Child of Courage at the Pride of Britain Awards on ITV.

Tilly Sawford was given a five per cent chance of survival after she fell into a scalding bath as a baby and has endured more than 500 operations.

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Tilly took her first steps unaided last month. Credit: Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2016

Earlier this year doctors at the Queen Medical Centre in Nottingham amputated her right leg and replaced it with a prosthetic limb.

In spite of her injuries she's undertaken incredible charity work and seeks to reassure other children facing major hurdles in their lives.

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She got to meet the cast of X-Factor and even the Prime Minister! Credit: Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2016

We caught up with Tilly and mum Emma after the event, where she told us how proud she was of her daughter.

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