Reuniting Families

97. Jenny Barrett

Jenny Barrett is a dedicated volunteer for the international family tracing service at the British Red Cross. Jenny’s interest in reuniting families stems from her academic work having recently completed a Masters in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at University of Oxford. The international family tracing service at the British Red Cross works to restore […]

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Childline Volunteer

96. Lynn Brimmell

She is the latest recipient of a Point of Light award, which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community. Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements. Lynn, a retired Design and Production Manager in the Avon Fire and Rescue Service, […]

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Encouraging Autistic Youngsters to Play Rugby

95. Chris Durward-Akhurst

Chris is a regular volunteer at the Sarrie’s Skills Club which supports children and young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 years old living with severe autism. The club offers physical activity in a stimulating environment for young people who have little or no verbal communication skills. He spends 12 hours per month […]

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Local Lifesaver

94. Adrian Craig

Anthony Nolan figures suggest that one in 100 of these people are likely to go on to make a potentially lifesaving bone marrow donation. Adrian signed up to the bone marrow register at a Keele University event and was soon inspired to volunteer to register people himself by the passion and enthusiasm of the people […]

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Cambridgeshire Cycling Pioneer

93. Angela Sanford

After learning to ride a two wheeler with the support and help of her carer, Angela’s passion for cycling was boosted when she was asked to help others like her try cycling on accessible bikes. With the help of other cycling enthusiasts, she took her friend Aaron’s idea to get people of all abilities cycling […]

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Linda’s Great Lengths

50. Linda Mayhew

  Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Faced with losing her hair after chemotherapy, she received little valuable advice on how to deal with this and became determined to improve patient experience and care. In 2010, having overcome the disease, Linda started her pioneering project Linda’s Great Lengths workshops. These are designed to […]

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Role model for young women

92. Caroline Odogwu

The workshops tackle low confidence and self-esteem and encourage young women to understand their value and aim high. Caroline works with young women to identify their talents and abilities and shows them how they can develop and use what they’re good at.  She teaches them to communicate, express themselves better and build consciousness about how […]

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Dad Helps Dads

91. Nigel Blair-Park

Since Nigel founded the group in 2007, he has grown the group from 11 men to a community of over 100 and there are plans to widen the reach of the Cromarty Vets, extending their work to incorporate older teenage boys and younger men to be part of the group and create role models. He […]

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