The Pride of Britain Awards 2018

Four fantastic fundraisers have been shortlisted for our Pride of Granada award. The winner will go on to represent the North West in the Fundraiser category at the star-studded Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards in London.

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North West individuals to be honoured at Pride of Britain Awards

Pride of Britain Awards Credit: ITV

David Beckham and The Prince of Wales will lead the stars who will be honouring amazing individuals at the Pride of Britain Awards. Among those to be celebrated for their outstanding bravery include a Cheshire teenager who saved his father's life at sea, and a young girl from Rochdale who has raised thousands from her hospital bed.

The expert divers who risked their lives to rescue 12 Thai footballers who had become trapped in a flooded are also to be honoured at the ceremony.

Carol Vorderman is hosting the evening of special stories. She said:

"Pride of Britain is a very important part of my life. I'm thrilled that it's become a staple part of British culture.

"I never fail to be humbled by those who have often turned a tragedy into something pretty magnificent."

– Carol Vorderman
Ella Chadwick Credit: ITV Granada Reports

The winners include Child Of Courage Ella Chadwick, 11, from Rochdale, who has raised £3,000 for the hospital where she has been treated for nephrotic syndrome, which has led to her undergoing 40 operations. She has made hundreds of get well cards for other sick children.

Credit: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Joe Rowlands, 14, from Nantwich in Cheshire, has been named as the Teenager Of Courage award winner after he dove into freezing seas to drag his unconscious father to safety after they capsized on a kayaking trip.

Penny Dean Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Penny Dean from Stockport will find out if she is crowned Fundraiser of the Year after winning the ITV regional award.

Over 25 years Penny has raised over £1.5 million to get people with restricted growth into sport. The Dwarf Sports Association, which she helped set up, holds national games each year to give people like her a level playing field.

Penny will attend the star studded national awards later this month in London. Only then will we find out if she's to be crowned the National Fundraiser of the Year.

The Prince Of Wales, Beckham and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities recognising the courage and dedication of award winners. Ellie Goulding, Michael Sheen, Amanda Holden, the cast of Strictly Come Dancing and members of the England football will be at the ceremony on Monday evening.

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