Ballet for every body

306. Katie Sparkes

 Founded a ballet school that helps over 1200 children with disabilities to enjoy dance and music alongside their able-bodied friends. Katie Sparkes, 35 from Bristol, setup Flamingo Chicks in 2013 to help develop confidence, social skills, co-ordination, communication and concentration for children who have disabilities in the Bristol area. In the last year and a half, […]

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Finding a cure for paralysis

305. David Nicholls

A loving father from Kent who has raised over £2.5 million to fund research into a cure for paralysis to help his son walk again. David Nicholls, 58, set up the charity after his son Daniel, swam into a wave on Bondi Beach on his gap year in 2003 and hit a hidden sandbank and broke […]

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Saving lives with dogs

304. Dave Barley

Became Staffordshire’s first Search and Rescue Dog pair with his four year old border collie ‘Red’. David, 51, a member of Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team realised how much search and rescue dogs could help the team in 2011 after watching the work of volunteer mountain rescue dogs.  He spent years researching how to train […]

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Building classroooms in the clouds

302. Mike Hagen
303. Sarah Hagen

Have dedicated over 7 years between them to advancing the education of rural Nepalese children. In 2008, Mike and Sarah Hagen, age 57 and 59, were inspired to improve the education of children in Nepal after they trekked in the region. Soon after they visited, they became Trustees of the charity ‘Classroom in the Clouds’ […]

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Inclusive badminton inspiration

301. Jeff Johnson

Has spent over 35 years coaching badminton and encouraging athletes with disabilities to play the sport. Jeff Johnson, a teaching assistant, has volunteered at Bryn Badminton Club in the Wigan and District League since 1978 and has coached thousands of local people to improve their badminton skills. Passionate about giving everyone a chance to play the […]

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Changing a life every week

300. Jaime Thurston

Has changed the lives of over 700 people through her challenge to help one person every week. Jaime set up 52 Lives after she appealed for help for one family and was inundated with offers, making her realise people are willing to help others, they just need to be given the opportunity. She created a […]

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Marathon Gran

299. Iva Barr

UK’s oldest marathon runner still raising thousands of pounds for charity

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Japan Jamboree leader

298. Callum Farquhar

Supporting scouting in the UK and Japan

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