Dedicated Barra volunteer

79Grace MacArthur (Outer Hebrides)

17 year old with Down’s Syndrome volunteered 800 hours

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Step Short

78Ann Berry (Folkestone)

Folkestone played a significant role in the First World War as the main port of embarkation for more than 10 million soldiers to and from the Western Front. Ann helped to found Step Short six years ago because she felt that local people should have the opportunity to learn about how Folkestone contributed towards defining […]

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Games Mascot

77Brian Borland (South Ayrshire)

Brian’s unique journey started back in Delhi in 2010 when he volunteered to take part in the Commonwealth Games handover ceremony. Then, in December 2012, Brian applied to be one of the Clyde Frontrunners and then was later on selected from thousands of Clyde-sider volunteers to be one of ten who would dress as Clyde […]

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Dale Farm Volunteer

75Dave Nash (Wirral)

When Dave had a traffic accident aged 20 and broke his back he went to Dale Farm, an organic farm that provides a day service for adults with disabilities or mental health issues to learn life skills, to volunteer as part of his rehabilitation. Dave was so moved by the way the farm changed his […]

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Parish Nurse

74Claire Gillett (Cambridgeshire)

Claire is the driving force behind Parish Nurse schemes across East Anglia and has played a key role in supporting the programme nationally. She started volunteering as a Parish Nurse three years ago, following a long year career in nursing. Parish nurses are organised by Christian churches and work with people of all ages, backgrounds […]

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Community Shop Pioneer

73Sue Ransley (West Sussex)

The village of Kirdford was without a shop for more than three years when Sue realised that there was a potential to create a new store that could become the centre of the community. By applying for grants and old-fashioned fundraising, just under £250,000 was raised to buy a building in the village and transform […]

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Pearly Queen Of Hackney

72Jackie Murphy (London)

Jackie is part of the Hitchen family whose ancestors were first crowned Pearly Kings and Queens in 1894. Her daughters are the Pearly Queens of Clapton and Shoreditch and her four grandchildren are set to inherit these titles when they grow up. Until recently Jackie was chair of The Original Pearly Kings and Queen Association […]

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Commonwealth Champion

71Jenny Thomson (Aberdeen)

In 1970 Jenny was selected as a volunteer for the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh as a medal bearer in the swimming pools. 44 years later, Jenny is back volunteering at the swimming pool, as a ‘Clyde Sider’ for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Once again, like her 21 year-old self she will be assisting with the […]

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