Surf therapy

218. Helen Blackman
219. Joel Blackman

Changing lives through surfing

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Fighting re-offending

217. Fran Findlater

Getting ex-offenders back into work

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One Million Lovely Letters

216. Jodi Ann Bickley

Handwritten letters to those who have had a bad day or need some comfort/support

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Raise the roof

215. Holly Bantleman

Young woman founds charity to provide healthcare, education and sports to Kenyans.

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Creative entrepreneur helping the homeless

214. Marice Cumber

Marice Cumber, 53, set up her social enterprise ‘Accumul8’ in 2013 as a way to tap into the creative potential of young, homeless people living at the North London YMCA in Crouch End. Her simple but effective idea has brought together fifteen homeless people at the hostel to create jams and chutneys, with eclectic flavours […]

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Weapons Awareness campaigner

213. Caroline Shearer

Caroline Shearer, 49, from Clacton on Sea, set up charity ‘Only Cowards Carry Weapons Awareness’ in 2012 to provide workshops throughout Essex educating young people about the dangers of carrying knives and other weapons. So far the charity has given presentations to over 25,000 youngsters and has inspired groups from as far afield as Scotland […]

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Tackling teenage depression

212. Keely Hohmann

Set up a mental health art therapy project during her National Citizen Service

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Angel’s Cafe

211. Sue Scott

Sue Scott, 54, opened The Angel Project Community Cafe last year in an empty launderette shop close to where she lives. Nine months on, the cafe is used as a base to provide support for people with problems including depression, drug and alcohol addiction as well as those who are elderly, isolated or vulnerable. The […]

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