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Lisburn Diabetes Hero

87. Kathryn Cooney

Over late nights, she has helped parents come to terms with the impact the condition has on lives and offered them support, advice and hope. Kathryn’s daughter Sarah became critically ill with Type 1 diabetes in 2008, almost dying as her blood glucose rose to life threatening levels. This inspired Kathryn to begin volunteering for […]

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Raising Millions for Cadets

86. Philip Neame

Philip came up with the idea for Ulysses Trust back in 1992 when he attempted to achieve the first British winter ascent of Mount Everest with a group of Territorial Army reservists. Within a year, the project had inspired Philip to set up the Trust with a mission to provide encouragement, advice and financial support […]

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Inspiring Women’s Rugby

85. Sarah Burgess

 Women’s rugby has gone from strength to strength over recent years and participation is currently at an all-time high with nearly 14,000 women and girls currently registered nationally as playing each week. Sarah started to play for Bath RFC Ladies 3 years ago and was inspired to organise open day sessions for young women to […]

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Soup-er volunteer

84. Helene Irving

Helene Irving, describes the London Soup events as a community experiment. Londoners are invited to come together to eat as a community and to hear from four different projects seeking to create social good. Guests are served delicious, home-made soup, salad and bread. The group discusses the projects and then votes for the project they […]

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Football in the community

83. Macauley Stevenson

Over the past 3 years Macauley Stevenson has attended and volunteered at numerous community football projects across Nottingham including Kickz and The Premier League 4 Sport project. These projects play a vital role in keeping young people out of crime and anti-social behaviour – and into sport. Over the three years Macauley himself has gone […]

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Stockton Environmentalist

82. David Kitchen

Today RSPB Saltholme is one of the jewels in the crown of the North East, attracting over 80,000 visitors a year. In 1997 however, this area of land was a contaminated brownfield site in the heart of an industrial area. David saw the potential to turn this land into a nature reserve and established Teesside […]

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Durham Choir Leader

81. Lee-Ann Gardner

It is made up of individuals in recovery from addiction as well parents and friends brought together by music to inspire others to keep clean and think positively. Thanks to Lee-Ann’s dedication and enthusiasm, the group has grown from four to seventeen members in this time. Lee-Ann has been instrumental in the success of the […]

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Miracle Marathon Runner

80. Dave Heeley

Although Dave is now blind it hasn’t stopped him from completing a number of endurance challenges and raising a remarkable £500,000 for national and international charities including UNICEF, Guide Dogs and Macmillan Cancer Support. This year Dave has already completed a 100km cycling challenge, Wheels for Change, in aid of UNICEF and previous achievements include […]

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