Brook House Founder

60. Yvonne Jarvis

Run entirely by volunteers, the Christian charity reaches out to marginalised people in the community who have dependency and behavioural issues. At the heart of the charity is Brooke House itself, a lodging house which has space to accommodate 12 people aged between 18-65 years old and provides a range of different services for its […]

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Future First

59. Jake Hayman

 He organised a group of his former school mates to go visit the school school and provide relatable careers advice to the current students. The session was a hit and, in 2008, aged just 26, Jake set up an organisation called Future First to build networks of former students to do the same in state […]

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Cycling Club Hero

58. Alison Grant

Alison joined the Slipstreamers Club 14 years ago, when her son was a very young rider. Inspired by the benefits the club had to offer the young members, and realising that with more adult help these could be even greater, she started volunteering for the club. She now devotes many hours of her time performing […]

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Tour Maker

57. Maxine Green

Acting as a ‘Way Finder’ Maxine was the friendly face that welcomed visitors to the area and directed them safely around the opening stage of the event. Her over-and-above enthusiasm for the role meant that she was asked to help support the training of other volunteers in the lead up to the event.  Beyond the Tour, […]

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Junior Football Guru

56. Mel Woodards

  Having taken the courageous decision to leave her ex-husband, Mel was suffering from depression and low-self-esteem. But equipped with a love of football and a determination to change things, Mel became involved with a junior team her six year old son played with. Mel started by collecting the weekly match fees for the team. […]

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Jennie ‘Shoots’ to success

55. Jennie Williams

After sprouting from small beginnings, ‘Shoots’ now provides around 21,000 packs to over 400 regular customers each year, including older and vulnerable people. The fruit and vegetable packs contain up to 24 items and cost just £3.50 – a considerable difference when compared to the supermarket. The operation is run on a shoestring budget by […]

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Surrey Hills Saviour

54. Christine Howard

The Surrey Hills Society is an independent charity which promotes the enjoyment and protection of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for locals and visitors alike. The Society encourages people to explore and learn about the area’s unique qualities while taking care of their surroundings. Christine has managed to achieve this solely as a volunteer, […]

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Ace Tennis Coach

In a move to turn his life around, Tim joined the Portsmouth Community Respect Programme to join an FA coaching course. Over the next two years he built up a strong record in volunteering, committing hours of his life to coach other young people in football, softball and cricket, with a particular focus on widening […]

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