Champion Carer

67. Frank Blades (Lincolnshire)

Frank was inspired to raise awareness of the role of volunteer carers after becoming a carer for his wife.  When Frank’s wife was discharged from hospital a number of years ago, he felt they were sent home without adequate support or advice.  Frank felt strongly that this was a problem that should and could be […]

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Veteran Hero

66. Ron Andrew (Manchester)

Ron Andrew, who is 84 years old, has been tending graves of old soldiers for years in order to show his respect and raise awareness of the contribution made by local servicemen who fought in WW1 and WW2. Ron was called up for National Service in 1948 when he was 18 and spent two years […]

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Karate Kids

65. Dave Brook (Leeds)

Dave’s programme has gone from strength to strength and is now being established across the country. Due to his experience as a former police officer Dave recognised that young people need guidance and inspiration to get fit, stay out of trouble and live a better life. He also knew that this message often needs to […]

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Defying dyspraxia

64. Jess Starns (Berkshire)

Jess Starns, who was inspired to work with young people after taking part in a 12-week course run by the youth charity Prince’s Trust, is the latest recipient of a Point of Light award. Jess set up ‘Dyspraxic Me’ with support from Starbucks Youth Action, a social action programme run in conjunction with UK Youth.   […]

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Defying Dyspraxia

64. Jess Starns (Berkshire)

Inspired by her personal experience of living with Dyspraxia, a developmental coordination disorder that affects motor skills as well as problems with language and perception, Dyspraxic Me is a particularly impressive achievement. The group organises events to help young people with Dyspraxia improve their personal and work skills including workshops on managing your money, interview […]

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Volunteer brings world-class yachts to Northern Ireland

Jackie Patton joined Ballyholme Yacht Club as a young person in 1976 and is currently a Director on a voluntary basis. Having grown up volunteering with the Ocean Youth Trust she knew what a difference volunteers could make and quickly began a programme to involve more local people in Ballyholme. Under Jackie’s stewardship, she coordinates […]

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Pete’s perfect pitch

62. Pete Smart (Wiltshire)

Pete has been groundsman at Redland Lane for the past twenty years and is now Honorary Life President of the Westbury Youth Football Club, providing Westbury’s young sportspeople with one of the best playing surfaces for grassroots football in Wiltshire. Having previously coached Warminster Town’s Youth team for two decades, he has a keen eye […]

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Flying Doctor

61. Tom Moore (Norfolk)

A 65 year old man who has flown over 500 missions for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is the latest winner of a new volunteering award, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. Dr Moore has a long history of using his medical skills in the voluntary sector. In 1983 he jointly set up the […]

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