Dad-of-two who battled the odds after cancer diagnosis raises thousands for charity

The Pride of Britain Awards take place later this month, and the race is on to see who will represent Wales in the 'Fundraiser of the Year' category.

We've shortlisted four people who've gone above and beyond to raise money for charity.

Father-of-two Mark Quinn, from The Afan Valley, is the second of the nominees shortlisted.

He was determined to leave a lasting legacy after being told by doctors that his cancer diagnosis was terminal, and from his hospital bed he raised thousands of pounds for Velindre Cancer Centre.

"They were what I'd call proper heroes and angels, they just look after you. I was really, really ill... and they basically saved my life on more than one occasion".

Mark's cancer went into remission, and he's now turned his attention to his local community where he has started up a youth football team.

"I just thought I need to start helping local people, so I set up this football club for the local community, so kids can get off their phones and do what I did as a child... I found it started to pull the community back together".

The Pride of Britain Awards honours individuals who’ve really made a difference to others through their creative or tireless fundraising efforts.

Nominees are first considered in the ITV Regional News round of selection. Each regional winner then goes on to attend the star-studded Pride of Britain Awards in London, where an overall winner is crowned UK Fundraiser 2018.

The 2017 winner was Nizar Dahan from Swansea, who gave up a career as a property developer to become a humanitarian, raising more than £200,000 for good causes around the world.