Championing The Community

45. Imogen Morizet

 Imogen is passionate about history and on settling in Canterbury she took it upon herself to try and do her bit to both enjoy and protect its past. Imogen believed that the hall had problems that could and should be solved. She spurred a group of concerned residents into action and with them set up […]

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Street workout pioneer

43. Anton Guidera

  People who attend the gym get to take part in increasingly popular ‘street’ workouts. Anton has worked hard to create a welcoming environment where people are offered support and advice. The Compound is based at the William Knibb centre where Anton has volunteered for the last four years. In that time he has worked […]

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Community pub champion

42. Peter Maher

  Just before Christmas 2010, the pub closed with the landlord repossessing the building from the previous tenant. It was at this point the villagers approached Peter, a retired teacher, and asked him to lead a bid to save the pub. Peter took action and organised a vote to be taken, there was overwhelming support for […]

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Supporting people with addictions

41. Brian Jones

 The project now ensures that guidance, mentoring and practical assistance are available to adult males who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  The project is touching the lives of some of the most marginalised communities in Stockton and inspiring others to volunteer with the project. The project recognises that people with addiction problems usually live […]

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Creating a haven for families with autistic children

40. Trisha Williams

Supporting the parents of young people who live with autism

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Raising funds with a community shop

39. Rita Langford

Different charities run the shop every week

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Supporting older people

38. Mike Smith

Supporting hundreds of older people in rural areas

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D-Day veteran leading commemoration

37. George Batts

Helping veterans to return to Normandy to honour those who lost their lives

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