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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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Hockey Hero

36. Rebecca Daniels

The twenty-six year old Fitzalan High School teacher has been involved in hockey coaching for a decade, helping to set up the renowned hockey fun centres in Llanelli, recruiting youth volunteers to keep the sport thriving and coaching Wales’s most promising young players. A keen hockey player since her own schools days, in 2012, Rebecca […]

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Global Diversity Positive Action

35. Sharon Jandu

As a Justice of the Peace, Sharon Jandu sees how many young offenders struggled to find a job and can become stuck in a cycle of reoffending. As a result, Sharon applied for a small lottery grant and began working with a small group of young people from the ages of 16 – 25 who […]

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Sporting Volunteer

34. Alice Carter

She began volunteering in Lincoln during her time at university and spent three years balancing lectures and essay writing with endless hours of volunteering each week to make positive changes to the community around her. Alice volunteered on numerous community based sports and youth projects, engaging with young people who have various behavioural and social […]

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