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In pictures: Pride of Britain Awards 2013
8 October 2013
Last updated at 09:07
Celebrities attend the Pride of Britain Awards to celebrate the country's unsung heroes.
Singer Sarah Harding arrives at the Pride of Britain Awards. She said she was proud of "raising people's spirits" by being a part of Coming Home charity and visiting children at Great Ormond Street hospital. The event celebrates the country's unsung heroes, including a lollipop lady who threw herself in front of an out of control car to save a group of children.
Also honoured were rescue workers Paul Eastment, Chris Missen, and Martin Blaker-Rowe, who saved a woman swept from a car in surging flood water in Umberleigh, Devon. Jimmy Carr was also at the event in London. He said that he'd "done nothing of any merit at all." He added: "I've told jokes to strangers for the last 12 years. What am I doing with my life?"
David Beckham presented the teenager of courage award to Malala Yousafzai. The 16-year-old Pakistani teenager was shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' education. The former England footballer told her: "You're an amazing young lady, a very special young lady, and your story has moved millions of people around the world. I'm so privileged and honoured to present this award to you."
The Wanted were also at the awards show. Max George (second left) revealed that he'd helped a cat give birth when he was younger. He said the cat was called Max and was still alive. Among the winners on the night was Clifford Harding from Birmingham who volunteers as a youth worker with vulnerable children. The 36-year-old was given the Prince's Trust young achiever award.
Among the other unsung heroes at the Pride of Britain Awards were the families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Members from the girl group The Saturdays (pictured) were also at the ceremony. Una Healy (left) and Vanessa White (second left) said they were proud of getting their first UK number one single with What About Us earlier this year.
Politicians including the Labour party leader Ed Miliband (right) and Prime Minster David Cameron were also at the ceremony. On the red carpet Mr Miliband said that having a family was his proudest achievement.
Harley Lane, from Stockport in Cheshire - whose legs and arms were amputated to save his life after he suffered meningitis as a toddler - was also honoured. The eight-year-old raised more than £1,000 in a sponsored run using new prosthetic limbs and was given his invitation to the awards by Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger said Harley Lane was "brilliant" but said he didn't want to kiss her. The singer added: "I said 'I was going to ask you marry me but I know the answer' and he was like 'No' and ran away." The 35-year-old said she was "truly grateful" to be invited to "recognise and celebrate the unsung heroes".
Coronation Street actress Brook Vincent, Myleene Klass and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt were also at the event.
Union J said they were proud of being asked back to the Pride of Britain event to present an award after attending it last year as part of The X Factor.
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