Creating a haven for families with autistic children

40Trisha Williams (Somerset)

Supporting the parents of young people who live with autism

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Raising funds with a community shop

39Rita Langford (Herefordshire)

Different charities run the shop every week

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Supporting older people

38Mike Smith (Cornwall)

Supporting hundreds of older people in rural areas

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D-Day veteran leading commemoration

37George Batts (Kent)

Helping veterans to return to Normandy to honour those who lost their lives

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Hockey Hero

36Rebecca Daniels (Carmarthenshire)

The twenty-six year old Fitzalan High School teacher has been involved in hockey coaching for a decade, helping to set up the renowned hockey fun centres in Llanelli, recruiting youth volunteers to keep the sport thriving and coaching Wales’s most promising young players. A keen hockey player since her own schools days, in 2012, Rebecca […]

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Global Diversity Positive Action

35Sharon Jandu (Huddersfield)

As a Justice of the Peace, Sharon Jandu sees how many young offenders struggled to find a job and can become stuck in a cycle of reoffending. As a result, Sharon applied for a small lottery grant and began working with a small group of young people from the ages of 16 – 25 who […]

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Sporting Volunteer

34Alice Carter (Lincoln)

She began volunteering in Lincoln during her time at university and spent three years balancing lectures and essay writing with endless hours of volunteering each week to make positive changes to the community around her. Alice volunteered on numerous community based sports and youth projects, engaging with young people who have various behavioural and social […]

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Heroic Army Cadet

33Richard Angel (London)

 Driving to work in August last year he noticed a man collapsed on the side of the road.  Richard gave the man basic first aid, placed him in the recovery position and, as he went in and out of consciousness, gathered his basic medical information to pass to the paramedics when they arrived. Richard was […]

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