Local Charities Champions

Reg Wilford
Shrewsbury Street Pastors

Reg Wilford has made an outstanding contribution to our charity. He has organised fundraising events for us and raised our profile across the town. He has also involved himself in some of our social activities through song and dramatised readings. He regularly commits his time to Street Pastors and his overall contribution to our charity, […] Read moreReg Wilford

John Price
YoungDementia UK

John is the backbone of our monthly supper club for people affected by young onset dementia, running the bar and greeting everyone as they arrive. His wonderful, warm friendship is extended to everyone and it makes a huge difference. John has also helped with our fundraising and is Father Christmas at a local care home […] Read moreJohn Price

Penny Knight
The Silverlining Charity

The Silverlining Charity is run all around the UK and Penny helps to organise activities, events and fundraisers for the brain injured survivors in our Surrey group. Without Penny as a leader our growing Silverliners wouldn’t have any service, the Silverlining community is extremely thankful for the support that she provides. Read morePenny Knight

Gina Blackney
The Silverlining Charity

The Silverlining Charity is run all around the UK and Gina helps to organise activities, events and fundraisers for the brain injured survivors in our Surrey group. Without Gina as a leader our growing Silverliners wouldn’t have any service, the Silverlining community is extremely thankful for the support that she provides. Read moreGina Blackney

Tricia Corbett
The Silverlining Charity

The Silverlining Charity is run all around the UK and Tricia helps to organise activities, events and fundraisers for the brain injured survivors in our Surrey group. Without Tricia as a leader our growing Silverliners wouldn’t have any service, the Silverlining community is extremely thankful for the support that she provides. Read moreTricia Corbett

Rhiannon Stokes
The Silverlining Charity

The Silverlining Charity is run all around the UK and Rhiannon helps to organise activities, events and fundraisers for the brain injured survivors in our Cardiff group. Without Rhiannon as a leader our growing Silverliners wouldn’t have any service, the Silverlining community is extremely thankful for the support that she provides. Read moreRhiannon Stokes

David Rogers
The Silverlining Charity

The Silverlining Charity is run all around the UK and David helps to organise activities, events and fundraisers for the brain injured survivors in our West Midlands group. Without David as a leader our growing Silverliners wouldn’t have any service, the Silverlining community is extremely thankful for the support that he provides. Read moreDavid Rogers

Nicola Cale
The Silverlining Charity

The Silverlining Charity is run all around the UK and Nicola helps to organise activities, events and fundraisers for the brain injured survivors in Oxford, Bristol & Bath groups. Without Nicola as a leader our growing Silverliners wouldn’t have any service, the Silverlining community is extremely thankful for the support that she provides. Read moreNicola Cale

Maggie Sargent
The Silverlining Charity

The Silverlining Charity is run all around the UK and Maggie helps to organise activities, events and fundraisers for the brain injured survivors in Oxford, Bristol & Bath groups. Without Maggie as a leader our growing Silverliners wouldn’t have any service, the Silverlining community is extremely thankful for the support that she provides. Read moreMaggie Sargent

Kathryn Howard
The Silverlining Charity

Kat Howard has been involved supporting the Silverlining brain injury charity since it was formed nearly 12 years ago, she has also sat on the board of directors of the charity for the last 10 years. She has organised and lead 5 goodwill trips to Namibia helping the brain injury survivors gain a sense of […] Read moreKathryn Howard

Nauman Ahmed
Physicians Across Continents

Helped champion the little wishes campaign which seeks to provide gifts to local hospitals to sick children and patients during the holidays. Got local schools, businesses womens groups and mosques together for the same cause, wrapping, sorting and delivering gifts. Read moreNauman Ahmed

Team Hub
Waltham Forest Community Hub Ltd

Team Hub are the people/assets (Trustees, Staff and Volunteers) behind the Charity that thinks outside the box when working to engage and empower local people. They are a strong Team of passionate and committed individuals who do what they do as they absolutely love to inspire people and are not afraid to do things differently […] Read moreTeam Hub

Joel Brocklehurst
Toys on the Table

As the leader of Loughborough Students’ Union’s Action section, Joel started a campaign to collect gifts for the Leicester charity Toys on the Table. After weeks of preparation, including the construction of a large wooden sleigh, he spent two weeks encouraging students and staff at Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union to donate to the […] Read moreJoel Brocklehurst

Aliya Iqbal

For over 20 years Aliya and husband, Talat Sultan have championed grass-root projects in the area of waltham forest area – they have looked after, mentored and coached countless reverts to Islam in a number of issues that they face in their lives, often at a loss. Read moreAliya Iqbal

Emma McCarron
Hope Against Cancer

Emma McCarron is only 12 years old and she loves to bake. She is using her culinary skills to raise funds for Hope as her Dad is taking part in a clinical trial at the Hope Clinical Trials Facility In November 2012, Michael, was diagnosed with skin cancer. As Emma explained; “I wanted to support […] Read moreEmma McCarron

Hope Ann Coats

Hope is one of our amazing volunteers at Imara and our number one supporter! She donates gifts to support our clients and fundraises for us. Fundraising is sometimes a family affair with her son taking part with our sponsored head shave! Hope has delivered training to local safeguarding boards and provided expert understanding for a […] Read moreHope Ann Coats

Aliya Iqbal
Revert 2 Reality

Aliya Iqbal is the Founder of the Charity that manages a Wellbeing Centre on Leabridge Road, E10. She has been working tirelessly for the last 20 years supporting the most vulnerable in the surrounding neighbourhood. She passionately engages the very hard to reach people and works (voluntarily) extremely hard to support those who feel excluded […] Read moreAliya Iqbal

Eileen Searle
Ryedale and District Mencap

Eileen has been part of this charity since before the beginning when a group of church groups and parents of disabled children would meet up and wonder if things could be more formal. That was nearly 30 years ago and we are now a strongly established local charity serving the needs of many, and Eileen […] Read moreEileen Searle

Kevin Healey
Staffordshire Adults Adults Society

Kevin tirelessly campaigns on behalf of all Autistic related injustices & rights for everyone. Kevin is one of the most approachable people you could meet & is always available to help & give advice to anyone who needs it. Kevin himself has Autism & is one of twin brothers his brother being non verbal. Kevin […] Read moreKevin Healey

Mildred Newton
Community Voluntary Services Tendring

As a former Local Authority Chairman’s Secretary, Mildred’s administrative skills are second to none! At the age of 83, she still whips us all in to shape at CVS Tendring ensuring that our filing systems are in impeccable order, typing up minutes, entering our evaluation data, keeping on top of reams of shredding (and regularly […] Read moreMildred Newton

Mervyn’s Harris
Mid Dorset Mencap

Mervyn’s set up “Mid Dorset Mencap” nearly 10 years ago, at the age of 65 he took on the challenge of the three peaks in 24 hours and raised £10,000 for the charity. He has opened a charity shop in Dorchester Dorset, where people with learning disabilities can come and learn new skills and life […] Read moreMervyn’s Harris

Sue Langley

We like the fact that Lamp are specifically set for the people of Leicester, they have been dedicated to helping the people of the region for nearly three decades, and as mental health is such a big topic in the world at the moment, we feel they deserve as much recognition as there is possible. Read moreSue Langley

Roy Bailey
The Veterans Charity

Roy has been a vital and much-loved part of The Veterans Charity team for almost 10 years, working very hard to raise funds and awareness for the charity. Roy spends much of his time helping several community groups as well as his regimental association and Veterans group. Ever-ready to help out, Roy and his wife […] Read moreRoy Bailey

Lewis Campbell
The Veterans Charity

Lew has been a vital and much-loved part of The Veterans Charity team for almost 10 years, working very hard to raise funds and awareness for the charity. Despite having his own health issues, Lew can be found at locations all over London raising funds and helping at events. He also dedicates time to supporting […] Read moreLewis Campbell

Martin Weathers
The Veterans Charity

Martin is shows such incredible dedication to The Veterans Charity. Always looking for local opportunities to raise awareness and funds for the charity in Bath. He works very hard at every spare moment (when not doing his job at the local Tesco or spending time with his family and beloved dogs) to ‘do his bit’ […] Read moreMartin Weathers

Dave Viner
The Veterans Charity

Dave gives his time and efforts tirelessly raising funds and awareness for the charity as well as helping to deliver vital welfare and support to Veterans in North Devon. He does this despite having problems himself as a result of his own military career! He helps to inspire others to give their support and time […] Read moreDave Viner

Isobel Pollard
The WISH Centre

Izzy is one of our amazing peer mentors who is really vital to the work we do at WISH. As ex-service users, they all understand what our young people are going through and can build trust and good relationships with them. Izzy is such an incredible, kind, and caring person who always goes above and […] Read moreIsobel Pollard

Lorna Empson
Relay for life plymouth Team Ringolettes

My mum is a champion because she spends every minute of the day doing something for a charity,she gives her all into everything she does,she never complains and will always push herself to go further,she will lose sleep to get things just right and will always go above and beyond for whatever event it is […] Read moreLorna Empson

Martyn Mead
Kids Inspire

For the third year running, Martyn has been celebrated as the Kids Inspire Individual Fundraiser of the year. We are truly in awe of Martyn – for the past three years he has taken on an individual fundraising challenge on behalf of two charities, in memory of his late wife. His unrestricted funding that he […] Read moreMartyn Mead

Richard Bullard
It's in the Bag Cancer Support

Richard is the president of It’s in the Bag Cancer Support and a Trustee. However, he takes his role with Testicular Cancer awareness very seriously and travels the South West of England spreading the word in schools and colleges. He recently went all the way to Edinburgh to talk to men at the University Hockey […] Read moreRichard Bullard

Sue Brand
It's in the Bag Cancer Support

Sue has been the driving force behind It’s in the Bag. She is passionately driven to look at ways to help improve the lives of men and their families who have been affected by Testicular Cancer. She is the current chair of the charity, and was one of the co-founders when It’s in the Bag […] Read moreSue Brand

Annie Burt
Creating Better Futures

Annie dedicates 16 hours a week of her time (if not more most weeks) to Creating Better Futures. She has completed a placement year and then a summer internship previous to this and her passion for the children is inspiring. She has done incredible things for the charity and knows it inside and out! You […] Read moreAnnie Burt

Dan Carroll
Community & Voluntary Services Cheshire East

Dan over the months of volunteering with CVS has become a vital member of the team supporting us in many different ways including promoting and encouraging more volunteering in our community. Without Dan’s support, we won’t of been able to run our Christmas Toy Appeal raising over 1500 toys and gifts for the 22 Cheshire […] Read moreDan Carroll

Maria Munday
Malvern Special Families

Maria Munday has been the heart of Malvern Special Families and is stepping down from the role of Business Manager in the new year. I believe this recognition of her dedication would be a wonderful way to show her how much she has meant to us all. She has increased the fantastic work that we […] Read moreMaria Munday

Charlie Reilly
Square Pegs Charity

Charlie is a lovely, fun, bubbly individual who is a passionate and dedicated woman who works tirelessly to support the local community by facilitating fun and varied crafting sessions, social activities and promoting inclusiveness in the Gosport area. She selflessly gives up her time to help others, supporting them, encouraging them to persue their personal […] Read moreCharlie Reilly

Peter Fitzgerald
Working Actively to Change Hillfields

Jess Says: From community events, to radio broadcasting and looking after the community gardens in between, Peter (Sweet Pea as he is famously known in Hillfields) is a dedicated volunteer who does his best to bring together communities and give a voice to isolated community groups. A radio host on Hillz FM community radio for […] Read morePeter Fitzgerald

Zaria Shreef
Neston Community Youth Centre

Zaria runs our community development activities including a befriending service for older people, a community cinema and monthly matinees, co-ordinates more than 90 volunteers, organises volunteers for community events such as the Big Lunch, Parkgate Fest Kids Field, Wildlife Festival, Christmas Lights Switch On and more. She goes above and beyond to support her clients […] Read moreZaria Shreef

Andrew Popple
Citizens Advice Peterborough

Andrew has been volunteering for Citizens Advice Peterborough (CAP) for almost 30 years making him the longest-serving member of our team. Andy has been the rock in our office for many years and always makes point of speaking to everyone when he is in. He is the one constant in an ever changing environment, where […] Read moreAndrew Popple

John Day
Home-Start South Leicestershire

John has been involved with us since 2001, moved by the work his wife was involved in as a family support volunteer, and offered his own skills set to the Trustee Board. Having a background in PR and marketing, John was an ideal trustee to help promote the work Home-Start was doing, and make sure […] Read moreJohn Day

Tommy Walsh
Numerous Charities and Good Causes

Tommy’s an active citizen in Manchester, & believes an active lifestyle, friendship & human connection tackle loneliness; appearing numerous times on TV – advocating & promoting this topic. Tommy recently received a British Empire Medal for helping secure adequate shelter at bus stops, & for making Manchester more age-friendly. Tommy is part of a TUC […] Read moreTommy Walsh

Neelam Heera
Cysters, Headway & Stop Hate UK

Neelam works to support a number of charities including one she set up herself. She has set up the first culturally sensitive reproductive health clinic in a Gurdwara. She has worked hard to bridge links between the NHS and marginalised communities and giving those who can’t access healthcare readily the information they need so they […] Read moreNeelam Heera

John Biggs B.E.M.
Whitemoss Youth Club and Community Centre

Whitemoss Youth Club and Community Centre has been in North Manchester for 60 years with John Biggs B.E.M playing an instrumental part in making the centre a huge success. John shows passion and determination to ensure that the local community (young and old) have access to a safe, friendly and welcoming centre. Working tirelessly for […] Read moreJohn Biggs B.E.M.

Gina Murrary
Kilcooley Womens Centre

Gina is a real advocate for Kilcooley Women’s Centre. As a student of the centre Gina has benefited from a number of courses and built her confidence in meeting new people. Gina now facilitates her own “social group” within the centre on a weekly basis, which provides support and friendship to other women in the […] Read moreGina Murrary

Portuia Douglas
Volunteer Centre Hackney

Portuia has been volunteering with us as an Admin and Brokerage volunteer for just under a year now. Not only has she been very successful in helping with everyday tasks at the front desk, but she is also very welcoming with all our visitors. The positive impact of her work has benefited other charities apart […] Read morePortuia Douglas


Paula Merrony runs the daily operations for City Harvest London, a food rescue organisation that deliveries food for more than 70,000 meal each week to more than 250 charities. When Paula started at City Harvest we had just 1 van. With Paula’s tremendous work ethic, compassion for the people who so desperately need food, and […] Read morePAULA MERRONY

Pauline Ainscough
Friends of Ladybarn Park

As Chair of Friends of Ladybarn Park, Pauline coordinates activities to make the park a community hub. These include regular litter picks, coffee mornings, Easter trails, summer fun days and other activities and fundraising events and the impact she has made can be seen and felt all around: a clean, green and improved Ladybarn Park. […] Read morePauline Ainscough

David Callicott
Northmoor Community Association

David has pulled the local community together to form Northmoor Community Association in Longsight. As the chair David champions everyone to be involved and for the community to have their voice. A selfless dedicated person within his community David is the neighbour everyone wants to live next to! Having overcome his own cancer diagnosis with […] Read moreDavid Callicott

Jessica Moody
Rochdale Connections Trust

Jessica devotes herself to RCT. She is a trained Mentor and is currently working with a young person who was experiencing problems; taking them out and providing a listening ear, whilst supporting, motivating and encouraging them. Jessica approaches local businesses to provide donations for fundraising Raffles and Tombola’s, as well as entry tickets to local […] Read moreJessica Moody

Sarah Kiley
High Five

Sarah is a founding Trustee for High Five. They support families who have a child with severe disability. Sarah volunteers many hours to make the charity a success. In just 4 years the group has become a charity and has gone from helping support 6 families to over 80 in the Lancashire area. Read moreSarah Kiley

Brian Farrant
Newton Abbot Community Transport Association

Brian wanted to give something back to the community after a health scare, so volunteered to drive for us. His speciality is Dartmoor: lanes just wide enough for a minibus, vantage points for fantastic views, accessible stops for refreshments and a great knowledge of the wildlife. He tells a good story and passengers are never […] Read moreBrian Farrant

Bill Moody
Newton Abbot Community Transport Association

Bill has been a volunteer driver for as long as anyone can remember and at 85 shows no sign of slowing down! He helped establish Newton Abbot CTA by driving minibuses in all weathers, all hours, all days of the week. Over time, he downsized to our smaller wheelchair accessible vehicles, now drives his own […] Read moreBill Moody

Geoff Budden

Geoff is so enthusiastic in his support for our community. He has secured donations, services & many items for raffles & teas for the events. He is quiz master, bingo caller & Father Christmas. He is a true champion to us. Read moreGeoff Budden

Henry Pickering
Let's Grow Preston

Henry grows vegetable and flower seeds all year round, in all weather and the charity can then provide vegetable seedlings and plants to lots of other community gardens across the PR post code. Henry is methodical and dedicated. Even after having major surgery he insisted on attending the community gardens – just to keep an […] Read moreHenry Pickering

Bill Yeoman
The Drop In Bereavement Centre

Bill Yeoman is one of our longest running Volunteer Champion. Bill took it upon himself to bring back new life into our neglected garden space at the Centre; over the 6 years Bill has been volunteering with the Drop-In Bereavement Centre he has worked endlessly come rain or shine, in creating the holistic space; no […] Read moreBill Yeoman

The Crowne Plaza Hotel – Mr. Daniel Loosley, Manager and Mr. David Taylor, Spa Manager
The Drop In Bereavement Centre

True dedication of the hard work the Crowne Plaza’s Team of Volunteer staff provided in refurbishing the garden space at the Centre providing all materials and garden plants; their Volunteer Complementary staff have continued to provide our Service Users with excellent complementary treatments improving the well-being of bereaved individuals and their dedication continues in supporting […] Read moreThe Crowne Plaza Hotel – Mr. Daniel Loosley, Manager and Mr. David Taylor, Spa Manager

Ivona Gordon
The Drop In Bereavement Centre

It’s just over 6 months since Ivona was referred to access our counselling and follow-on support services. During that time Ivona has been given the role to act as a Volunteer Ambassador helping to organise and promote fundraising events through her own workshops as well as motivating and engaging people in bringing awareness of our […] Read moreIvona Gordon

Lynda Miller
The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group

Lynda helps with so many charities and organisations locally in and around Berwick-Upon-Tweed and has a passion to help others. Nothing is ever a problem and she continually sacrifices her free time to helping others. Well done Lynda on what you do. The town is lucky to have a lady like you on it’s side. Read moreLynda Miller

Tracey Crutchfield
Dover smART Project

Tracey coordinates our #smartknickers campaign on a voluntary basis. Designed to tackle period poverty in Dover, she establishes baskets that allow girls and women to help themselves to sanitary products when they are in need, without having to ask. She has developed a #smartknickers network with schools, churches, community centres and cafes, all committed to […] Read moreTracey Crutchfield

Shona Peacock
The Breastfeeding Network

Shona has been a stalwart Supporter at the Johnstone Breastfeeding Network group for (I think) seven years – during which time she’s supported goodness knows how many families – and particularly mums – to achieve their own feeding goals. This impacts the mums’ mental health as well as the babies’ wellbeing. The Johnstone group is […] Read moreShona Peacock

Julie Goldie
Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Julie has been with our charity since 2012; in that time she’s done so much for us – as a home-visiting volunteer, as an administrator, and as a coordinator, going well above and beyond what we expect! Not only that she’s selflessly devoted countless hours of her own time to helping us to sustain and […] Read moreJulie Goldie

Chelsea Wheeler
MND southwest

My 18 year old daughter Chelsea is inspirational as she is a young carer for her dad who is suffering with Motor Neurone Disease. She gets his meals, makes sure he is safe. She has had hoist training, peg feed training. She never complains at all. She doesnt realise that what she is doing is […] Read moreChelsea Wheeler

Ron Wheeler
MND southwest MND Plymouth in 2019

My husband Ron Wheeler suffers with MND, he is housebound, unable to speak or even walk. I feel his is inspirational as with the condition is a blow but he cintinues to pursue his love of art by creating a calendar, t shirts and also making fantastic models of star wars. Which he is an […] Read moreRon Wheeler

Avril Peyton
Fulham Good Neighbour Service

Avril is amazing. On her retirement, she set up a shared reading group for local older people. She also runs a monthly social club for pensioners – Silver Club and transports older people to hospital appointments. Avril is an embodiment of what a local charity can achieve thanks to the dedication of its volunteers and […] Read moreAvril Peyton

Susan Butler
Hearing Help Essex

Susan works tirelessly to ensure that the Hearing Help Essex Hearing Aid support sessions run smoothly all year round. In 2018, over 275 sessions ran across the County, serving thousands of individuals living with hearing loss. Susan coordinates 45 volunteers, keeping in regular contact with them and ensuring that they have all the resources they […] Read moreSusan Butler

Donna Thomas
The Anthony Seddon Fund

This lady is incredible! She volunteers 6 days a week, completely unpaid, supporting people with mental health issues in Tameside which doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. She has started a fantastic charity from scratch in memory of her son who lost his life to suicide, using personal tragedy to help others in similar situations. […] Read moreDonna Thomas

Lorna Empson
Relay for Life

Annemarie says: Lorna ia an exceptional relay for life volunteer who has gone above and beyond to support people affected by cancer.She has raised loads of money hosting events and even jumping of buildings.She is a credit to the great team of volunteers that are Relay for Life.Well Done.xx Wayne says: Lorna goes above and […] Read moreLorna Empson

Nicola Enoch
The Ups of Downs

Nicola is passionate about improving the lives of those with Down Syndrome. She has dedicated the last 11 years to the Charity and all the work she does is voluntary. Without Nicola there would be no charity. She is the driving force behind The Ups of Downs and she works tirelessly to change society’s attitudes […] Read moreNicola Enoch

Ron Wheeler
MND Plymouth

Ron is an inspiration to all.With having MND he still living for his life of art.Working hard with new ideas everyday.Raising funds for MND Plymouth via his paintings,calendars and T.Shirts.Follow the link and have alook at his awesome designs.Ron has raised loads of money for MND.We are very proud he is a big part of […] Read moreRon Wheeler

Douglas Kerr
Plymouth Cruise Liner Volunteers

The Cruise Line Volunteers was started by Douglas in 2015 to enable and enhance the Welcome to Cruise passengers to Plymouth. With more ships expected for 2019/2020 the volunteer welcome group has grown in numbers. We hope to help and inform passengers to give them that memorable experience of their visit. Douglas is also part […] Read moreDouglas Kerr

Kevin Sproston
Hidden lives and clean our patch

Kevin is like a Angel he puts his belief into others and helps create amazing groups. From helping start clean our patch to being a co founder of hidden lives he gives his all to help others by giving strong foundations. Kevin puts his all in to everything he does from his work getting the […] Read moreKevin Sproston

Plymouth super heroes
Street factory

Plymouth Super hero’s are in the community for the community, & understand our ethos of Each One Reach One . They have worked all year to spread our work & raise money so we can continue our community outreach where we are Fuelled by a deep rooted passion, commitment, determination and philosophy; to help young […] Read morePlymouth super heroes

Tracy Coombes
Gainsborough Adventure Playground Ltd

Tracey has been involved in GAPA for over 20years her children used the service and now its the turn of her Grandchildren. Over the years Tracy has had many roles within the centre and has even been employed by us gaining a Level 2 qualification in Playwork. She now volunteers, cooking up some wonderful meals […] Read moreTracy Coombes

Lyle Bax
Pegasus Playscheme

Lyle is the most kind and considerate young man. He has volunteered at Pegasus, a charity supporting local children with disabilities from the age of 14yrs, even taking his holidays from work to carry on volunteering. He has gone on to support our young adults with severe and complex needs at our Monthly Youth forum. […] Read moreLyle Bax

Angie Comerford
Hebburn Helps

Jo says: Angie runs Hebburn Helps alongside myself and she deserves so much recognition for her dedication and determination to help the people and families who struggle, with financial hardship in our community. She goes above and beyond to ensure nobody goes without. She is one of nature’s finest and purest, giving her all in […] Read moreAngie Comerford

Sue Williams
Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Sue champions the work of Southern Brooks in every conversation she has. Living in the local community she connects people together and encourages others to get involved with making Patchway, Bristol a lovely place to live. She is 100% committed to the cause of the charity and it’s mission to reduce isolation and improve health […] Read moreSue Williams

Shelley Matthews
Renaissance at Drugline Lancashire

As manager of the services delivered by Renaissance at Drugline Lancashire for 5 years now, Shelley goes above and beyond with her passion for the projects delivered. Shelley still likes to work on the ground when she can and offer her own time to support individuals and help them towards a better life. In June […] Read moreShelley Matthews

Ernest Romer
Lanark in Bloom

At 79 years young, Ernest Romer is a walking dynamo who never stops implementing projects to benefit the town of Lanark. Ernest founded ‘Lanark in Bloom’ in 2004 to ‘bring a little colour to our town’, and in 2018 the group won GOLD for the first time in the Beautiful Scotland awards, recognising the huge […] Read moreErnest Romer

Heath Monaghan
Aspire Ryde

Heath has harnessed the local communities passion to develop their own community hub from a huge redundant church building that now is the place to go for all community needs and services. He has developed a bold and innovative approach for the vast range of projects delivered on site to be financially self-sustainable and has […] Read moreHeath Monaghan

Sophia Williams
Ava's Fund working with Towards Tomorrow Together

Remembering Ava Hollie Williams, 21.07.16, stillborn at full term at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. In her memory Sophia and her husband hope to make a difference & save lives. Working closely with Towards Tomorrow Together to raise awareness of and help reduce stillbirth rates across the South West of England. They have to-date funded specialist bereavement […] Read moreSophia Williams

Lynn Bibby
Homeless Support Project

Lynn has worked with the homeless, destitute and needy for 5 years, initially has a volunteer, and then starting her own charity in 2016. In this time she has not had any holidays, and works sometimes 7 days a week, helping the local community. She has helped so many people over the years and is […] Read moreLynn Bibby

Mark Bignell
Hamoaze House

They are providing a service on a very small income to those who have taken the wrong path in life. I say wrong.. a path of destruction is never the right choice. The website tells you quite a bit about the charity but it is not until you experience what they do do you really […] Read moreMark Bignell

Louise White
Children's Links

Louise is a small local business owner in the city of Lincoln. This November she open the doors to her beautiful health and well being centre, Body Lipo, Lincoln and orgnaised and hosted the most amazing charity pamper evening for Children’s Links. Louise encouraged her friends and colleagues within Lincoln to donate their time to […] Read moreLouise White

Lester Jones
Plymouth & Cornwall Cancer Fund

Lester has personally organised many, many fundraising events to help support cancer patients and the Oncology Department at University Hospital Plymouth, Derriford. This was a year with the 366 Cancer Challenge and over 2 years with Plymouth & Cornwall Cancer Fund. A small well established and highly respected local charity. Lester has also created and […] Read moreLester Jones

El Clarke
Clean our patch - community litter pickers

Ashton says: The passion and dedication that el shows towards cleaning up the city we live in is quite in unbelievable. Most days off she is out scoping areas for cleaning and corresponding with the public and council to organise events and bring communities together. These events not only help clean up the city but […] Read moreEl Clarke

Annemarie Kerr
MND Southwest Fundraising - Team MND Plymouth

Campbell says: My mum raising awareness and funds for MND. Attending events and Holding event.She has worked really hard this year.Along with getting the MND Charter signed. Holding the titanic anniversary dinner where they raised over £4000 alone. Please have a look at their facebook page. Lester Jones So willing to help and support anyone […] Read moreAnnemarie Kerr

Steve Whiteway
Improving Lives Plymouth

Diana says: Steve Whiteway is an award winning member of the Plymouth Business Community. Presented with a lifetime achievement, in 2017, at the Plymouth Herald Community Awards, he is one of a handful of people in the UK to be awarded the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for his work in helping to alleviate […] Read moreSteve Whiteway

Ruth Curtis
Charlies Angel Centre Foundation

Ruth is a Trustee and Co-founder of Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation , she has developed our Home visiting service where she visits bereaved parents and families, offering support and comfort to anyone that needs it, she is on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days week and doing this around her full time job, this service is […] Read moreRuth Curtis

Julie Blackmore
Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Julie has worked hard as CEO of Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind to develop our services and build the stability of the organisation so we have longevity within the local community. Julie has worked incredibly hard to build relationships, connections and communications – things which have been crucial in allowing us to grow and expand as […] Read moreJulie Blackmore

Graham Young
Shoulder to Soldier

Graham is a veteran with PTSD, he works hard for our charity. He works whenever required all hours of the day and night. We support homeless veterans getting them off the streets and finding them accommodation. Graham works tirelessly and is always there with a listening ear. He has come through his own adversity and […] Read moreGraham Young

Kieran Breen
Leicestershire Cares

Since arriving in Leicester in late 2016 has shown tireless dedication and creativity to broker business , community and government partnerships that tackle poverty and create opportunities . At a time of cuts he has introduced entrepreneurial flair in diversifying income streams. His efforts have led to well over a thousand business volunteers supporting vulnerable […] Read moreKieran Breen

Charlie Reed
Charlotte's Tandems

Charlie lends lots of our tandems in Sussex to people with disabilities or additional needs, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling on the open road. He was selected as our Helper of the Year for 2018. Here he is shown with his prize. Photos and videos of people enjoying our bikes can […] Read moreCharlie Reed

Jane Bicknell

Jane is a massive support to Inspero’s Green Therapy programme for older people, she is a dedicated and very talented volunteer who uses her life long skills to help those in need grow nutritious food, create garden art and crafts for our community gardens, bake treats for fundraising campaigns. We are amazed at the things […] Read moreJane Bicknell

Robin Gray
Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link

Robin has supported the Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link as secretary for approaching 20 years, after helping the group with twinning between Hastings in East Sussex and its namesake in Sierra Leone, when he was Twinning Officer for Hastings Borough Council. He’s also a fiendish setter of cryptic crossword clues, fundraising for the Link with […] Read moreRobin Gray