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Everyday heroes

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

David Keevil



Looking for a sense of fulfilment, David returned to employment after a brief stint as a retiree. 

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Linda Buddell



Linda selflessly gives her time to a number of causes. Her grandson thinks of her as ‘supernan’. 

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Liz Brockhurst



At 78, Liz shows no signs of slowing down and proudly works at a popular retailer in Cornwall. 

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Mike Wolter



At the age of 66, Mike started a new career as a carer and recently won the title of ‘Carer of the Week’.

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Peter Goodman



Despite suffering from PTSD, Peter dedicates his time to entertain the elderly and disabled. 

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Roger Fentem



At the age of 70, Roger took up cycling and recently cycled 300 miles for Cancer Research. 

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Ron Deacle



Despite suffering with type 2 diabetes and having been a widower for 5 years, Ron lives life to the full. 

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Rosemaria Coakley



Rosemaria was in a road traffic accident three years ago and had a long road to recovery. 

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Terry Sparks



Terry supports adults with learning disabilities and autism to live full and independent lives.

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Valmai Penfold



Despite approaching 80, Valmai doesn't consider herself as ‘elderly’ and is always helping others. 

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Janet Holland


In the face of her autism, Janet leads an amazing life attending many different activities.

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Maggie Haward


Maggie has been a volunteer in Cornwall for over 20 years and helps people with dementia. 

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