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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Supporting teenagers through family cancer & bereavement

318. Emma Sutherland
319. Jamie McIntosh

Emma Sutherland, age 15, and Jamie McIntosh, age 16, from Edinburgh both wrote books telling the stories of their mothers’ cancer diagnoses. So far, Emma’s book, Eek! My Mummy Has Breast Cancer, has sold 1,800 copies and is available in Maggie’s Centres, schools, and libraries in Scotland. Jamie’s book, My Mum Monica, has sold 500 […]

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Disabled football champion

317. John Smith

A 39 year old football enthusiast who has overcome his disabilities to train as a football coach and help other wheelchair users to enjoy the sport he loves. John Smith, from Croxteth, Liverpool, started attending Liverpool Football Club (LFC) Foundation’s (LFC’s official charity), ‘Respect 4 All’ Disability Programme five years ago and quickly took up […]

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Cryptic charity quizzers

315. Marian Stringer
316. Neville Mizen

Puzzling duo Marian and Neville, who are both in their late seventies, set up Rainbow Charity Puzzles in 1993 and so far they have raised £451,000 for charity. Every six months, they set a new cryptic puzzle and charge participants at least £1 to enter. Most people donate £10 each time, and currently, the puzzles go […]

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