A SEVEN-year-old from Bath has been recognised for her courage in this year’s Pride of Britain Awards.

Harmonie-Rose Allen was presented with the Child of Courage Awards in the ceremony, held on Saturday and sponsored by a national daily newspaper.

Harmonie-Rose was given a per cent chance of survival after contracting meningitis 10 months after being born. She lost both arms, both legs and the tip of her nose.

But the quadruple amputee, who will be eight on Sunday, instead has inspired the nation with her positive approach to life.

Mum Freya Hall, from Coombe Down, said: "Her favourite pop musician, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, told her in October at an event at the Pink Cafe, in London, that she had made the finals of the awards.

"On the evening, she was presented with the award by Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Joel Dommett, as she is a big fan of Britain's Got Talent and The Masked Singer.

"It was all a bit surreal, as we sat on a table with Peter Andre, his wife Emily, and his two children, Junior and Princess."

The Pride of Britain Awards ceremony was hosted by television presenters Carol Vorderman and Ashley Banjo at the Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane. It will be screened by ITV at 8pm on Thursday.

The glitzy event comes after it was held remotely in 2020, with awards being taken to winners across the country.