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Happy List

Terminally-ill mother's money raising battle

A terminally-ill mother is battling to raise enough money to ensure her five children can stay in their home after she dies. Sue Stephenson, 47, raised her children in a four-bedroom house in the village of Ripponden, Halifax, which has a £65,000 mortgage remaining on it. Her dying wish is that the mortgage is paid off, allowing her children - who are aged between nine and 21 - to remain living there.

Brighton Happy Champion Inspires Community

A quarter of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common. Rehanon Mackenzie developed depression in 2010, never expecting she would be named a happiness champion for Brighton five years later.

Happy List 2015: Mohammed Zafran, Youth and Community Worker

Mohammed Zafran, 35, has helped to improve thousands of young people’s lives after the murder of his brother-in-law. As a result, he has been listed on the Junior Chamber International ‘ten most outstanding young persons in the UK 2015’ and has been recognised by many - including the Independent on Sunday's Happy List 2015.

Volunteer Devotes Twelve Years to Fundraising

Matt Deane has conquered countless marathons over the last twelve years, raising money for different charities with each run. He chooses a new cause to run for each year and raises around £1,000 each time.

Giving Horses a New Life

For the last twelve years, Carol Jackson has made it her life’s work to care for horses left by their owners because they were injured, unhealthy or just too expensive to keep.

Hiking 360km for the Royal British Legion

Forty-one students from Winchester College’s Combined Cadet Force recently completed the demanding 360km (224 mile) Mallory Challenge in the Lake District in support of The Royal British Legion.