A fundraiser from Cumbria has been successful in winning the Pride of Britain Award.

Mark Harding, of Wigton, won the Regional Fundraiser Category in the awards.

Mark has completed several challenges this year to raise money for important causes.

We spoke to Mark about how he feels to have won the award.

Mr Harding said: "There were so many amazing people who have been nominated so I'm still in disbelief that I've won.

"I was took back to have been nominated for it and I didn't expect to win because there was so many other people who had done so much.

"It's lovely to be recognised for what I've done and now I'm just cracking on with the next fundraiser.

"I'm just moving forward now onto the next challenge."

"For me it's not about winning the awards as I always just want to try to push myself past my physical limits.

"It's all just about helping people."

Mark went on to explain that he feels very humbled to have won the prize.

On the 30th of October Mark will be attending the official awards ceremony in London and he says that he can't wait to enjoy the experience.

He has plans to raise money for families in need these coming months by working with Walking Home for Christmas.

Here he will walk from Wigton to Penrith and he is looking for donations that can be given to families who are struggling this December.

He says that he also has lots planned out for next year.

Mark seems to go from one outstanding challenge to the next.

Some of the challenges that Mark has completed this year include the Coast to Coast and rowing the Cheshire Ring in a canoe.

A lot has happened for him this year as he has been commended several times for going above and beyond to help others.

Most recently he was awarded the Kevin Uglow Spirit of Cumbria Award for helping a woman whilst completing a challenge at Grasmere.

At the start of the year he also received the Royal Commendation from the Duke of Kent for rowing the distance of the Atlantic.

But for now Mark is setting his sites on his latest challenge and is looking for public support.

Anyone who would like to help or donate can contact him on 07726182000.