The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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Recent Points of Light winners

Mary Sahyoun
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Sierra Leone Autistic Society

20 September 2019

Commonwealth Point of Light 110.
Mary Penn (Sierra Leone)

Changing the stigma around autism

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Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin
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Zero Waste Malaysia

10 September 2019

Commonwealth Point of Light 109.
Khor Sue Yee (Malaysia)
Commonwealth Point of Light 109.
Aurora Tin (Malaysia)

Championing sustainability

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Garreth and Nicola Wood


6 September 2019

1242. Garreth Wood (East Lothian)
1243. Nicola Wood (East Lothian)

Creating specialist paediatric operating theatres in developing countries

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Ryan Bogues

Ryan’s Cookie Box

5 September 2019

1241. Ryan Bogues (County Down)

Fundraising for cancer and dementia charities in Northern Ireland

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Florentina Choco
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Belizean Solar Power Champion

5 September 2019

Commonwealth Point of Light 108.
Florentina Choco (Belize)

Creating solar energy to empower marginalised women and children

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Kriti Sharma

AI for Good

4 September 2019

1240. Kriti Sharma (London)

Pioneering AI techniques to tackle social challenges

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