A community champion has been nominated for a nation award after raising millions for charity.

Diane Scott, from Finchley, was nominated for the Community Champion award in the Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons, which seeks to recognise unsung heroes who represent the best of British.

Ms Scott, 75, has raised more than £3million for the North London Hospice over the past 19 years, doing everything from selling cakes, organising large events and rattling her collecting tin on the street.

She said: "I think it’s fabulous, I’m absolutely chuffed. In all the years I’ve been fundraising I’ve never written to anybody and I’ve never made a phone call.

"If I want something, I approach people. It didn’t come hard to me; I really enjoy it."

Ms Scott said she supports the hospice because it is multi-faith, and found she was a natural after raising £128 in two hours, and has had to return to the hospice to empty her tin before hitting the streets again.

The awards are in their second year and were set up in honour of hearing specialist Amplifon's founder, Second World War hero and Military Cross winner Major Charles Holland.

The finalists will be judged by a panel including Falklands War veteran Simon Weston and winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Army and Navy Club in London on October 17.