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The North West winners honoured at the NHS Heroes Awards

A teenager from Cheshire who was seriously injured in the Manchester Arena terror attack has won an NHS Heroes award for fundraising.

Freya Lewis raised over £40,000 for the Manchester Children's Hospital, which helped to save her after the atrocity.

Freya Lewis started running in memory of her friend and classmate Nell Jones, who was killed in the blast.

Freya was one of four people from the region who will be celebrated in the Awards ceremony tonight.

Dan Farnworth and Rich Morton started an awareness programme to help improve the mental health of blue light services workers. Credit: Heads Together/ YouTube
Sara worked for the Rochdale Crisis Intervention Team and helped expose the abuse scandal. Credit: GMP

A Special Recognition Award was also given to Sara Rowbotham from Manchester.

The NHS sexual health worker was the carer and confidante for the vulnerable children involved in the Rochdale grooming scandal.

Her evidence led to the conviction of nine child abusers.

The NHS Heroes Awards will take place on May 21, organised by ITV and the Mirror.

A message from Prince William will be played at the event, where he will mark 70 years of the National Health Service.

The NHS is one of our country's greatest trasures, and something we should all be immensely proud of.

Perhaps the most wonderful thing about the NHS is its people. The skill, care, and dedication they provide every day is truly inspirational.

– HRH Prince William