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Inspire features share stories about local youth taking action to make a difference in our community.

Jason's inspiring duathlon with a difference for New Ark

Jason's inspiring duathlon with a difference for New Ark

A Peterborough dad is taking on a daunting duathlon to raise money for a pre-school that has helped his son.
Polly loving her two volunteer roles as responder and vaccine steward

Polly loving her two volunteer roles as responder and vaccine steward

Peterborough Matters speaks to Polly Watson, a hairdresser turned NHS Volunteer responder and vaccine steward at Peterborough City Care Centre - one of the many volunteers behind the scenes who have kept the country going during the Covid pandemic.
Entrepreneur to launch mental health-inspired app dubbed 'a project of passion'

Entrepreneur to launch mental health-inspired app dubbed 'a project of passion'

Jackson Howell, 33, of Fletton Quays, Peterborough, has been running his own business Riselabs since 2016 – and now he's preparing to take on his next venture with the OK Button app.
Tackling the trash: Inspiring litter heroes keeping Peterborough tidy

Tackling the trash: Inspiring litter heroes keeping Peterborough tidy

The Covid pandemic has shed light on those who are constantly fighting to save lives and keep the country afloat, including health workers, postal workers, supermarket staff, and waste collectors among others. 
Cocoa crowned 'Changemaker' for feeding people and fighting poverty

Cocoa crowned 'Changemaker' for feeding people and fighting poverty

Inspirational Cocoa Fowler has joined Marcus Rashford and many more to be listed as one of the Big Issue's top 100 'Changemakers for 2021' for his tireless efforts to help feed people during the pandemic.
Christmas hampers will give families festive feast

Christmas hampers will give families festive feast

Dozens of Christmas hampers will help make the festive period more special for families across Peterborough
Music helping Xidus to inspire and empower

Music helping Xidus to inspire and empower

In a year when many of us have seen our plans ruined by Covid-19 Peterborough music practitioner and rap artist Xidus Pain has continued his great work across the UK.
How our schools joined together to tackle mental health issues

How our schools joined together to tackle mental health issues

Sixth Form students from Thomas Deacon Academy organised a virtual Mental Health Summit to identify barriers young people encounter when getting support for their mental health. 
Jason's community work is an inspiration for Bretton

Jason's community work is an inspiration for Bretton

Earlier this year Jason Merrill was given an special Mayor's Civic Award in recognition of his dedicated voluntary work with Bretton Parish Council over many years, alongside his work with charities such as Shine and Family Voice.
Meet Gemma, the Living Sport Award finalist "loving life in the sports industry"

Meet Gemma, the Living Sport Award finalist "loving life in the sports industry"

Living Sport Awards contender Gemma Stevenson "never dreamed in a million years" that she'd be named as a finalist.