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Pride of Britain Award Winners

2011


George Major
Young Fundraiser of the Year - George Major

He’s spent the last two years in and out of hospital for gruelling treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Yet through sheer determination, George Major started a fundraising campaign called George’s Marvellous Medicine Fund, which has brought in more than £20,000 for charities close to his heart.

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Danielle Bailey
Teenager of Courage - Danielle Bailey

The bravery of Danielle Bailey is simply inspirational. Despite losing her hands and legs to meningitis, she refuses to let her disability hold her back from becoming a gold medal swimmer and future Paralympian.

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Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun CGC
Special Recognition - Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun CGC

Gurkha Dipprasad Pun is already a hero as one of our brave servicemen who face daily danger in Afghanistan. But even in an environment where courage is the norm, this 31-year-old’s actions in fighting the Taliban are truly outstanding.

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WPC Kelli Walker and WPC Katie Harvey
Daybreak Emergency Services - WPC Kelli Walker and WPC Katie Harvey - Dorset Police

Being alone and unarmed didn’t stop Kelli Walker and Katie Harvey bravely tackling and overpowering a gun-toting torture gang when they responded to a silent 999 call. Making a split second decision, the women forced their way into a house in Bournemouth and were met with shocking scenes as they found a badly beaten young man covered in blood, who had been stripped and tied up with a cloth stuffed in his mouth.

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Tom Lackey
Fundraiser of the Year - Tom Lackey

At the age of 91, you’d excuse Tom Lackey for slowing down a bit. But the quiet life isn't for this daredevil grandad. He's helped raise over £1million for charity by wing walking in a string of incredible record-breaking stunts.

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Ann Timson
 Outstanding Bravery - Ann Timson

When pensioner Ann Timson saw an armed gang attacking a jewellery shop, she set about them with her handbag, foiling the raid and landing the villains behind bars.

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Llew Davies
Teacher of the Year - Llew Davies

Inspirational Llew Davies is a self-confessed ‘big kid’ who puts education in the fast lane, delivering outstanding teaching with a Formula 1 twist.

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Gina Moffatt
Prince's Trust Young Achiever - Gina Moffatt

Crying alone in a prison cell seven years ago after being jailed for smuggling drugs, Gina Moffatt thought she had thrown her whole life away. But life behind bars provided her with a second chance, and she is now a successful businesswoman, community leader and mentor – helping ex-convicts find work and warning girls about the dangers of gang crime.

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Julie Coghill
Special Recognition - Julie Coghill

Fostering a healthy child is too big a responsibility for most of us. So looking after a baby suffering from drugs withdrawal symptoms seems beyond comprehension. But Julie Coghill, 38, has fostered dozens of desperately ill babies who were born addicted to drugs.

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Tom Phillips
Child of Courage - Tom Phillips

Tom was plunged into a life or death situation when a raging bull attacked his dad, tossing him into the air like a rag doll and trampling his body.

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McAyla Johnston
Teenager of Courage - McAyla Johnston

Life changed in a split second for McAyla Johnston when she was hit by a car at a busy crossroads. She was left with critical injuries, and the doctors treating her were convinced she would never walk or talk again.

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Tariq Jahan
Special Recognition - Tariq Jahan

When the streets of Britain burned in the August riots, one man stood out above all others for his remarkable courage and compassion. Grieving father Tariq Jahan came to personify the indomitable spirit of the British people when he made an impassioned plea for calm after his son Haroon was killed in the violence.

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British Armed Forces
Special Recognition - British Armed Forces for 10 Years in Afghanistan

Exactly 10 years have passed since British troops were first deployed in Afghanistan to take on the Taliban in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In that time they have shown the courage, strength, determination and decency that makes our Armed Forces the envy of the world.

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Lucy Gale
Outstanding Bravery - Lucy Gale

A crash between two cars on a level crossing would have led to certain disaster, but for superwoman Lucy Gale. The taxi driver risked her life by dashing into the path of a speeding train to save two terrified motorists.

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Bob Woodward
Lifetime Achievement - Bob Woodward

It is impossible to imagine the agony of losing your child to cancer. But from the depths of his own grief, Bob Woodward embarked on a life-long crusade to help every other parent and child going through the same ordeal.

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I was blown away by the whole thing when i first went. I am always amazed by the winers they are extraordinary people... - Sir Paul McCartney

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