Hero of the Month February 2019

February has come around quickly and we are back with our second Hero of the Month for 2019. Each month we celebrate the weird and wonderful, from people who are key fundraisers in their community, to people with the coolest jobs. People that go outside the norm, swim against the shoal if you will, and do something fun or extraordinary.

This month, we feature John Hammond, serial marathon runner and big time fundraiser from the Wirral. We came across John on Twitter when we saw that he was training for a John O Groats to Lands End run. He’s aiming to raise £10,000 for five charities. After some further digging, we realised this isn’t the first, (and certainly doesn’t seem to be the last) crazy run he’s done in the name of raising money.

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John after finishing the Marathon Des Sables in 2018

John started fundraising when he began running in the London marathons but soon decided to raise money for charity more frequently. He has raised over £100,000 for various charities over the past 6/7 years. We loved his story and it was his dedication and determination that gained him our Hero of the Month status. Congratulations John!

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Hero of the Month – October 2016

Each month we are picking someone we feel deserves some recognition, be they an established celebrity, or more of a local celeb – We want to thank these everyday heroes for the things they have achieved.

Autumn is well and truly with us now, and we are gearing ourselves up for the brilliant autumn festival; bonfire night! With this in mind this month we have spoken to Karl Thorpe from a company called “The Round Table” who organise the Cheltenham Racecourse Fireworks display every year.

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Hero of the Month – August 2016

Each month we are picking someone we feel deserves some recognition, be they an established celebrity, or more of a local celeb – We want to thank these everyday heroes for the things they have achieved.

Stephen Sutton was an inspirational teenager who was sadly diagnosed with cancer in 2010 at the age of 15. His inspirational journey to complete his bucket list lead him to world wide fame, where he raised millions of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. After his sad passing in May 2014, his mother Jane, who had always been by his side, continued fundraising, and this is who we want to honour this month.

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Jane and Stephen

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saving our skydancers – a blog about hen harriers

With Hen Harrier day just around the corner (7th August 2016), and to celebrate the launch of our latest RSPB charity T-Shirt “Harrier Potter and the Deathly Sparrows”, the RSPB have helped us with a guest blog to tell us a little more about these majestic creatures and how we can help save them.

Guest Blog by – Blánaid Denman, Project Manager, Hen Harrier LIFE+ Project

If I say ‘harrier’, most people think ‘jet’, few ever consider the bird the jet was named after – the hen harrier. Seldom seen but rarely forgotten, this beautiful bird of prey is an agile hunter and its acrobatic ‘skydancing’ courtship display is one of the most breathtaking spectacles in British nature.

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Female Hen Harrier at Wallasea Wetlands taken by Trevor Oakley

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hero of the month – june 2016

Each month we are picking someone we feel deserves some recognition, be they an established celebrity, or more of a local celeb – We want to thank these everyday heroes for the things they have achieved.

This month we have picked the brave men and women at the Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station.

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