Soup-er volunteer

84. Helene Irving

Helene Irving, describes the London Soup events as a community experiment. Londoners are invited to come together to eat as a community and to hear from four different projects seeking to create social good. Guests are served delicious, home-made soup, salad and bread. The group discusses the projects and then votes for the project they […]

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Football in the community

83. Macauley Stevenson

Over the past 3 years Macauley Stevenson has attended and volunteered at numerous community football projects across Nottingham including Kickz and The Premier League 4 Sport project. These projects play a vital role in keeping young people out of crime and anti-social behaviour – and into sport. Over the three years Macauley himself has gone […]

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Stockton Environmentalist

82. David Kitchen

Today RSPB Saltholme is one of the jewels in the crown of the North East, attracting over 80,000 visitors a year. In 1997 however, this area of land was a contaminated brownfield site in the heart of an industrial area. David saw the potential to turn this land into a nature reserve and established Teesside […]

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Durham Choir Leader

81. Lee-Ann Gardner

It is made up of individuals in recovery from addiction as well parents and friends brought together by music to inspire others to keep clean and think positively. Thanks to Lee-Ann’s dedication and enthusiasm, the group has grown from four to seventeen members in this time. Lee-Ann has been instrumental in the success of the […]

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Miracle Marathon Runner

80. Dave Heeley

Although Dave is now blind it hasn’t stopped him from completing a number of endurance challenges and raising a remarkable £500,000 for national and international charities including UNICEF, Guide Dogs and Macmillan Cancer Support. This year Dave has already completed a 100km cycling challenge, Wheels for Change, in aid of UNICEF and previous achievements include […]

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Dedicated Barra volunteer

79. Grace MacArthur

17 year old with Down’s Syndrome volunteered 800 hours

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Step Short

78. Ann Berry

Folkestone played a significant role in the First World War as the main port of embarkation for more than 10 million soldiers to and from the Western Front. Ann helped to found Step Short six years ago because she felt that local people should have the opportunity to learn about how Folkestone contributed towards defining […]

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Games Mascot

77. Brian Borland

Brian’s unique journey started back in Delhi in 2010 when he volunteered to take part in the Commonwealth Games handover ceremony. Then, in December 2012, Brian applied to be one of the Clyde Frontrunners and then was later on selected from thousands of Clyde-sider volunteers to be one of ten who would dress as Clyde […]

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