Sheffield's 'man with the pram' mingles with celebrities at Pride of Britain awards

Sheffield’s ‘man with the pram’ John Burkhill attended the star-studded Pride of Britain awards last night in recognition of his fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 8:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 6:09 pm
John Burkhill

The 80-year-old was nominated for the Regional Fundraisers award for his efforts to raise £1 million for cancer charity Macmillan.

To date he has raised £750,000 by walking the streets of Sheffield every day pushing an old pram while wearing a green wig.

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He attended The Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards in London last night, with Macmillan describing his fundraising effort as ‘incredible’ and thanking him ahead of the event.

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The full list of winners will be revealed when the ceremony is screened on ITV on Tuesday, November 5 at 8pm.

John, from Handsworth, who was awarded Sheffield’s highest honour earlier this year - the Freedom Of The City – attended the event alongside other unsung heroes from across the country.

John started fundraising after losing his daughter Karen in 1991, quickly followed by his wife June a year later, both to cancer.

Prince Charles attended the event alongside celebrities including This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby; TV presenter Davina McCall; Love Island stars Molly-Mae Hague, Tommy Fury and Amber Davies and I’m A Celebrity Judge and radio presenter Amanda Holden.