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  1. The Show Must Go On

    2nd November 2020

    An award-winning freelance actress and writer living in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland she was due to premiere her new play Conversations with Angels before the complete disruption of coronavirus. Undeterred, Maria set up 1 Eleven Theatre Company earlier this year, going on to write, produce, direct and act in another play – The Broads.

  2. I Met The Sea At The Bus Stop

    2nd November 2020

    Open Book is a charity that runs shared reading and creative writing sessions in communities across Scotland. It uses literature to connect people, build communities and to amplify voices that often go unheard.

  3. TV PERSONALITY, JEAN JOHANSSON, CROWNS INSPIRATIONAL CHARITY FOUNDER ‘LOCKDOWN LEGEND’ IN COVETED AWARDS

    28th October 2020

    Presenter Jean Johansson and National Lottery Award winner Julie Morrison

  4. Putting things in place

    28th October 2020

    With nearly 51,000 visually impaired people in Essex, helping the blind and those with limited sight over lockdown became a major priority. For Michelle Thompson (General Manager) and Sarah-Jane Piper (Project Coordinator) of the Blind And Sight Impaired Society, that meant making a total of more than 3,000 calls to help people who were suddenly especially vulnerable.

  5. Finding yourself after a loss

    28th October 2020

    Rhian Mannings is the founder of 2 Wish Upon A Star - a charity she set up after her family was hit by a double tragedy in 2012.

  6. Providing stability at a time of uncertainty

    28th October 2020

    Music 4 U, a performing arts school in Aberdeen that continued to find innovative ways to reach out to its community during lockdown.

  7. Ben Buddy Slack with the bench dedicated to him at Meanwood Park, Leeds

    A Song For Life

    28th October 2020

    A Swan Song Project is a unique idea that supports people near the end of their lives or facing the loss of a loved one, to write and record their own songs.

  8. Helping Young Families

    28th October 2020

    The WILD Young Parents’ Project works with young parents under the age of 23, along with their children and babies across the most deprived areas of Cornwall.

  9. Responding to loss and loneliness

    28th October 2020

    Oyovwe founded the Widows’ Empowerment Trust after seeing a close friend lose her husband and sensing her loneliness and social isolation. Oyovwe is one of 12 people who have a bench dedicated to them

  10. If You Want Something Done, Then Just Do It Yourself

    28th October 2020

    During lockdown, Christina, who is from Antrim in Northern Ireland, made and delivered care packages to each and every member of the group every fortnight.

  11. Freedom on two wheels

    28th October 2020

    Bikes for refugees is a project that offers solidarity and friendship towards newcomers to the UK.

  12. Reinvigorated community spirit and better relationships with neighbours has left people feeling safer

    28th October 2020

    A report released today by The National Lottery indicates that over the past eight months almost half of adults in the UK (49%) feel, notwithstanding the hardship of the pandemic, a positive to emerge is the sense of community spirit.