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Helping Homeless and Disadvantaged

51. James Gilley

He decided that he wanted to help others in similar situations and, as a keen runner; he decided that keeping fit could have real benefits for vulnerable young people.  So, he set up the charity to provide running and fitness initiatives to homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 16-24. James has seen how running help […]

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Hull charity mastermind

49. Josie Sherlock

Josie’s passion for volunteering supports many

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Litter Picking Champion

48. Manuela Wahnon

Spotting the man taking shelter one evening in an Andover shop doorway, Manuela returned the following morning expecting to clear up the rubbish he’d left behind, only to find he had left it spotless. Max told Manuela it was important to him to keep his town tidy and, feeling she had her prejudices challenged, Manuela […]

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Schoolboy improves local area

47. Dominic Greene

Dominic enhances community gardens

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Thousands now online

46. Joanne Curtis

Joanne Curtis supports a thousand people to get online

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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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