Fundraising RNLI fan

327. Harry Mascall

A Wilmslow-based eight-year-old has raised over £1,000 to support saving lives at sea by visiting lifeboat stations across the UK. Harry Mascall has set himself a challenge to visit every lifeboat station in the UK to raise awareness and funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). He visits the stations during his school holidays […]

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Making a big difference with smalls

326. Maria Macnamara

A Livingston woman who founded a charity that has collected over 100,000 items of underwear and distributed them to vulnerable women and children in Africa. Maria Macnamara, 45, founded ‘Smalls for All’ after taking part in volunteer trips to orphanages in Brazil, Thailand and Ethiopia. They provide underwear to orphanages, slums, Internally Displaced Person (IDP) […]

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Supermum making Supershoes

325. Sarah White

A mum  who brings happiness to hundreds of children affected by cancer by creating customised ‘super’ shoes to reflect their hobbies and passions. Sarah White, 40, from Woburn Sands in Buckinghamshire founded charity ‘Supershoes’ in 2013. Their mission is to empower children fighting cancer by creating personalised Converse trainers decorated with amazing designs chosen by […]

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Brilliant Beekeeper

324. Clive Joyce

A beekeeper who has been looking after bees for over 30 years and has inspired hundreds of people to learn about beekeeping. Clive Joyce, 71, first began beekeeping after being intrigued by a bee-handling display at the Royal Show in Stoneleigh. Clive’s wife booked him onto a course and for the next 30 years Clive […]

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Driving charities in Staffordshire

323. Edwin Tipper

A farmer from Staffordshire who has raised over £200,000 for Staffordshire charities by holding an annual classic vehicle show. Edwin Tipper, 66, has been running the Lupin Farm Classic Car Show at his farm in Orgreave since 1985 when it began as a small gathering of friends and family and a couple of cars. In […]

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Derby cricket legend

322. Maurice Vaughan

A 90 year old cricketer who has dedicated 80 years of his life to Etwall Cricket Club. Born and bred Derbyshire man Maurice Vaughan began playing at Etwall Cricket Club as an excitable ten-year-old back in 1935. Eighty years on, Maurice still volunteers at the club, and stopped only temporarily to serve in the armed […]

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‘Real’ football hero

321. Roger Henry

A community football leader who turned his life around after exiting from gang culture and started the Real United Community Football Club. In 2008, Roger Henry, 48,set up the community football club to use football to steer young people away from substance misuse and criminal activity, to increase their self confidence and personal management skill, and […]

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Catering for careers

320. Mike McGrother

A community champion from Stockton-on-Tees who has helped over 100 young people who are not in education or employment develop skills to get back into work. Mike McGrother, 46, founded social enterprise Matty’s Bistro alongside local chef Matty Brown. The programme takes young people who are not in education, training or employment and trains them […]

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