Epilepsy Campaigner

89. Ann Maxwell (Edinburgh)

Ann felt she had no support or anyone to turn to and was determined that others didn’t suffer in the same way. Today the Muir Maxwell Trust provides children and their families with practical support to improve the quality of life of those children and families affected by epilepsy, and to raise awareness of the […]

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Helping others smile again

88. Bethan Robertson-Smith (Bristol)

This left her unable to do every day things such as close her eyes, smile or even say her own name. Determined to leave a lasting legacy on the condition of facial palsy, Bethan helped to launch Facial Palsy UK in 2012. The charity provides support to over 100,000 people living with the condition. Bethan’s […]

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Lisburn Diabetes Hero

87. Kathryn Cooney (Lisburn)

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 (Wiltshire)

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 (Bath)

 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 (London)

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 (Nottingham)

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 (Teesside)

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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