BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero revealed

Sports Personality of the Year: Sgt Matt Ratana wins Unsung Hero award

Sgt Matt Ratana has been posthumously named the Unsung Hero award winner at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.

The 54-year-old was nominated by East Grinstead Rugby Club, where he was head coach at the time of his death.

Sgt Ratana, a Met Police officer, was killed on duty in Croydon, south London, on 25 September.

Nine-year-old fundraiser Tobias Weller was awarded the inaugural Captain Tom Young Unsung Hero prize.

Raising money for Children in Need

You can still download the charity single Every One of Us, Rick Astley featuring The Unsung Heroes, with proceeds going to Children in Need.

Astley said: "When I was asked to launch a single in honour of Unsung Hero and to raise money for BBC Children in Need I didn't hesitate.

"Both are brilliant causes and I hope the song can bring a bit of joy and solidarity during what has been a strange and unprecedented year."

All of BMG's net profits from this single (with a minimum of 50p per download) will benefit BBC Children in Need (charity number 802052 in England & Wales and SC039557 in Scotland).

How is the award decided?

Your Unsung Heroes are judged by your BBC nation or region, using the criteria detailed in the Terms and Conditions and 15 winners are announced at this stage.

Your Captain Tom Young Unsung Hero nominations are judged at the same judging panel. The winners will be announced live at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.