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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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Heroic Army Cadet

33. Richard Angel

 Driving to work in August last year he noticed a man collapsed on the side of the road.  Richard gave the man basic first aid, placed him in the recovery position and, as he went in and out of consciousness, gathered his basic medical information to pass to the paramedics when they arrived. Richard was […]

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Liverpools Dry Bar Landlady

32. Jacquie Johnston-Lynch

In 2011 she opened Liverpool’s first non-alcoholic bar, The Brink. The bar was set up to be a welcoming place for people in recovery from addiction who were no longer able to go to traditional pubs and bars. The Brink is a dry bar open throughout the day and evening, located in Liverpool City Centre. […]

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Eat, sleep and teach football

31. Rahi Popat

Rahi grew up playing football and this soon became his escape and love in life, which continued into his adult years. He became secretary at his childhood team and used that experience to set up his own club, Hamilton Youth.  For the past two years Rahi has completely devoted his life to developing and expanding […]

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Young disability campaigner

30. Joely Colmer

At the age of two, Joely was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum, clinically deaf and remained unable to speak until the age of six. In the hope of giving back some of the help she has received over the years, Joely began volunteering with Bournemouth YMCA’s ‘The Chatterbox’ project, a youth-led magazine for […]

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