The winner of the ITV West Regional Pride of Britain Award was long term supporter of CLIC Sargent, Luke Claxton.
Luke, who lives in Hartford, Cambridgeshire, was up against some very strong competition but the panel was impressed by his dedication to fundraising in memory of his mum Veronica and how he has brought the community together in the process.
Winning the regional award also meant he was put forward for the national award.
Luke and fiancée Faye were invited to attend the star-studded Pride of Britain Award Ceremony in London where sadly he didn’t win the national award but was delighted to meet one of Great Britain’s most successful Olympians, fellow cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.
Luke said: “I don’t ever need thanking, it really is my pleasure, but to read the comments on the CLIC Sargent Facebook page from the families, you can’t help but be touched.
“Its great to know people are benefitting and long may it continue.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: “Luke truly deserves his award for all the hard work and dedication he has put in to raising well over £100,000 in his mum’s memory.
“Luke has pledged to not stop until he has raised £250,000 for CLIC Sargent and we have no doubt that he will achieve this.
“The way he constantly thinks of new fundraising ideas for individuals to join him or for the whole family to get involved is amazing.
“The next big event is a Santa Cycle to deliver presents to the Play Specialist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and if it is anything like the same event last year it will once again be a great success.
“Thank you Luke for everything you do for CLIC Sargent and congratulations on receiving the regional Pride of Britain Award.”