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Community champions

On this page you can find out more about each of the nominees within the community champions category.

Anne Nicholls


Anne is a longstanding volunteer with Age UK Cornwall and organises activities in her community.

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Betty Hicks


Betty started an over-60s club in St. Blazey which brings together residents in her local community.

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Deanna Earl


Deanna continues to use her passion and dedication to work part-time supporting care leavers.

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George Le Hunte


George gives his time to support various initiatives in his hometown of Camborne. 

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Helen Holyer


Helen set up RoomMate, a product making accessible toilets suitable for those with sight-loss. 

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Lucille Opie


Lucille is an active and engaged member of her local community in Bude.

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Lynn Bartrip-Kay


Lynn works tirelessly to help to support businesses in Newquay to become dementia friendly.

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Maggie Biddle


Maggie enthusiastically spends her time supporting local charities through fun and engaging activities. 

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Mike Collier


Mike started his own business running boat trips in Mounts Bay after retiring from a lifelong career. 

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Pat Smith


Pat is a campaigner and inspires others to get outside and do their bit for the environment.

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Steve Holyer


Steve set up RoomMate, a product making accessible toilets suitable for those with sight-loss. 

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Sue Jackman


Sue’s experience with breast cancer led her to set up Boost Innovations Ltd.                                  

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Alf Merrit


Alf is the longest serving member of the CORMAC ‘Flying Relief’ School Crossing Patrol team.

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Ti Østmo


Ti shunned convention and used her 100th birthday party to hold a climate change protest. 

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