When IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston, British track heroine Denise Lewis and Falklands
veteran Simon Weston met in February to select the winners, they all agreed it was
one of their toughest tasks yet. Along with the other judges, Sir Richard Branson,
This Morning presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan and The Mirror's agony
aunt Dr Miriam Stoppard, they were overwhelmed by the extraordinary stories of courage,
determination and personal triumph.
more about the 2001 judging panel