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Hiking against cruelty

341. Rosie Cleave

Organising charity treks that have raised £450,000 for the NSPCC

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Forces fundraiser

340. Ena Day

Supporting the RAF Association for nearly 70 years

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Fun run founders

337. Anthony Hayes
338. John Hayes

Anthony and John Hayes are a father and son organising fundraising fun runs in Handsworth Park in memory of a beloved family member for the British Heart Foundation. Anthony, a 55 year old company director and 35 year-old John, a primary school teacher, from Handsworth in Birmingham, are the main organisers and race directors for […]

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Animating charities

336. Dan Heighes
339. Brydon Gerus

Film makers aiding charities

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Community lunch leader

335. George Geraghty

George Geraghty, an 86 year old community volunteer who has spent the last 28 years running a weekly Pot Luck Lunch in his local village, providing thousands of meals for anyone is his local community and a hub for people to meet and get to know each other has been named a Point of Light […]

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Canine companions for the elderly

334. Louise Russell

Louise Russell, a working mum from Glasgow, who set up a charity that helps over 60s find a rescue pet companion, has been named a Point of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron. Louise stopped to chat with a neighbour one day and discovered just how lonely some single people can be, especially in later […]

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Volunteering champion

333. Colin Stodel

Helping over 100 people find volunteering opportunities with the Jewish Volunteering Network across London delivering meals, putting on pantomimes, making food parcels and fundraising has been named a Point of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron. When Colin retired from his role as an IT professional in May 2012 he was keen to support causes […]

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Empowering Kenyan youth

332. Valerie Wilson

Valerie Wilson, 56, visited Kenya on a school exchange in 1999 and was inspired to empower the youth there, and particularly the girls, by focusing on education, the environment and gender equality. In 2008, Valerie left her job in teaching to set up ‘Team Kenya’. Through her work she has helped 125 vulnerable girls complete […]

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