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Independent on Sunday “Happy List”

By Richard McKeever

Cover Image: Britain's Everyday Heroes

As a counter to the annual Sunday Times Rich List, published over the weekend, the Independent on Sunday published their Happy List of “100 people who make Britain a better and a happier place to live”

It makes for an interesting read – not least because ten of the 100 are individuals whose stories featured in Britain’s Everyday Heroes. The book that Community Links worked on with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, published in July last year.

It’s a shame the book was not mentioned in the article! … but it is great that there is further recognition for ten of the people in the PM’s book:

I met each of these inspiring individuals – plus another 23  – whilst we were doing research for the book. The back cover copy refers to the PM “telling the stories of ordinary people whose willing commitment to a cause or a community has informed and inspired him. The stories tell of a real Britain neither flawless nor broken down but caring, innovative, passionate and determined.” I am a bit biased – but go on… buy a copy… it will make you happy!

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