Toys united

178Shelley Schachter-Cahm (Haringey)

Collecting and distributing tens of thousands of toys and books to developing countries

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Quilting for Scotland

177Ann Hill (Dumfries)

Creating thousands of personalised quilts for sufferers of Alzheimers by teaching others

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Swimming after surgery

176Fiona Smith (Telford)

Using personal experience to bring confidence back to others through swimming

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Wrap up London

175Elizabeth Grier-Menager (London)

Collecting thousands of coats for those in need over the winter months

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Smartphone activated medics

173Mark Wilson (London)

Using modern technology to allow medically trained members of the public to intervene in an emergency

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Riding through illness

172Meryl Hanmer (South Wales)

Volunteer riding instructor battles through personal difficulty to help others

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Community boxing

171Alex Neave (Derby)

Taking professional knowledge of sport and inspiring young people

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Puppy love

170Pearl Watts (Banbury)

Training puppies to become support dogs for people with disabilities

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