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Independence through IT

313. Dalton Brown

A local hero who helps unemployed disabled people in Bilston gain independence and get back to work. Dalton Brown, 54, is a former athlete who used to run at Wolverhampton and Bilston athletics club in 1970/80s, and had trials for Team GB in the 1980s. Two years ago, he suffered a stroke which left him […]

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Supporting parents through bereavement

312. Lesley Anderson

Lesley Anderson, 52 from Penicuik, near Edinburgh, was tragically bereaved 27 years ago when her first son Chris was stillborn at 29 weeks. She set up ‘ComforTED’ in 2013 to provide recently bereaved parents of tiny babies with a pair of teddies: One to stay with the child and the other to stay with the […]

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Balloon Fiesta founder

311. Don Cameron

The founder the biggest balloon event in Europe which now attracts half a million visitors and entries from around the world whilst raising tens of thousands for charity. Don Cameron, from Portishead in Bristol, founded the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in 1978 and has been active in all areas of the fiesta ever since, now acting […]

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Holidays for families with additional needs

310. Maureen Thomas

Spent the last 25 years helping over 3000 children with special needs and their families enjoy the rest and relaxation of a holiday or a day out. Maureen Thomas, from Seaforth, near Bootle, started organising holidays and days out for children with physical and mental disabilities and their families after the loss of her son […]

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Life skills through sailing

309. Chris Wolley

A  sailor who has helped over 1,000 young people to develop life skills through sailing. Chris Wolley, 64, is a trustee and chief instructor at the Rona Sailing Project, based on the banks of the River Hamble in Southampton. Over the last 40 years, Chris has led over 100 voyages taking 1,000 young people out […]

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Blue Skye Thinking

307. Sally Hall
308. Andy Hall

A family from Oxfordshire, whose tireless efforts in memory of their son have raised £200,000 to fund research into improvements in the treatment of childhood cancers. While he was undergoing treatment for side effects of his treatment for an aggressive brain tumour, five year old Skye Hall was inspired by games played by the nurses, […]

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Ballet for every body

306. Katie Sparkes

 Founded a ballet school that helps over 1200 children with disabilities to enjoy dance and music alongside their able-bodied friends. Katie Sparkes, 35 from Bristol, setup Flamingo Chicks in 2013 to help develop confidence, social skills, co-ordination, communication and concentration for children who have disabilities in the Bristol area. In the last year and a half, […]

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Finding a cure for paralysis

305. David Nicholls

A loving father from Kent who has raised over £2.5 million to fund research into a cure for paralysis to help his son walk again. David Nicholls, 58, set up the charity after his son Daniel, swam into a wave on Bondi Beach on his gap year in 2003 and hit a hidden sandbank and broke […]

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