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Creative director of the Sew London Project Kemi Oloyede, 50, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she helps preserve important memories by upcycling families’ sentimental objects in outreach classes

Woman of the year Nusrat Zamir, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she helps fight sexism in the Asian community ahead of Monday’s nominations deadline for the Women’s Empowerment Awards

Christina Ford, 33, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she’s been using art to help lone parents since becoming artist in residence at The White House

Former Eastbury Community School pupil Bradley Whitby, 29, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he helps disabled people gain confidence using sport

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association volunteer Siemah Ahmad, 38, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she and fellow believers spread peace through charity

Long-jumper JJ Jegede, 31, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he went from Barking Abbey School to the top four at the European championships

Pastor Ade Adesina, 51, tells Phoebe Cooke about how he’s hoping to start off an annual fun run to tackle an acute shortage in charity funding

Deputy head of Community Music Service, Digby Hunt, 58, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about about how he inspires pupils with his orchestra

Ultimate boy scout Alec Everitt, 68, tells Phoebe Cooke about his interesting journey from cub through to firefighter and Rotary Club stalwart

Specialist teaching assistant Simon Owusu-Ansah, 21, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he fulfilled his lifelong dream of helping disabled pupils learn

Rosie Lee Cafe owner Rosie Boyaci, 47, speaks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about using her business to reach out to those in need at Christmas

Former Barking Abbey pupil and mum-of-four Feyi Jegede, 38, talks to Phoebe Cooke about how her love of fitness enabled her to get back on her feet

Coach Sultan Malik, 33, talks to Seb Murphy-Bates about making his mosque a building for the whole community with his Touch Gloves Boxing scheme

Robert Clack School PE teacher Paul Cook, 54, tells Seb Murphy-Bates how he rejuvenated cricket and won Chance to Shine’s Special Recognition Award

Scottish writer Anne Macauley, 60, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she brought her love of English to the borough and became a published poet

Shoebox appeal leader Maria Rackley tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how seeing people living in poverty inspired her to help them this Christmas.

Cafe owner Ali Emin, 59, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he’s created a social hub of traditional grub at Al’s Diner since he opened it 27 years ago

Radio writer Jacqueline Malcolm, 48, speaks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about Barking Mad, a ‘comic-drama’ exploring ambition and hardship

Cycling club leader Russell Coe, 57, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he uses his passion for racing to channel the untapped talent of future Froomes

Capital Moments founder Lekan Doyin-Salau, 24, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he helps youngsters make their minds up on today’s issues

Self-confessed “Budgieman” Don Crown, 72, spent decades busking for rapt audiences. Now retired, he shares some of his memories with Janine Rasiah

Crime film director Terry Coker, 46, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he went from skipping school and selling records on a stall to creating screenplays

Police cadet leader Daryl Bonas, 55, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about her 18 years spent preparing youngsters for a career of public service with the force

Creative Cafe artist Shazia Ur-Rehman, 32, speaks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about using art and film to build futures and appreciate the past

Peter Bailey, 66, talks about his successful campaign to save Dagenham’s Fanshawe Community Centre – and how it’s continuing to go from strength to strength, two years later.

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