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.

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.

Overcoming Blindness, Together

Although he’s been blind for most of his life, nine year-old Robbie Lee from Boston Spa is still able to enjoy cycling with the help of best friend Edward Gaunt.

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.

The Happy List 2015: Three cheers for those who change lives for the

When reading newspapers or watching the news, it can often feel as if the world is a very sad place, with the headlines delivering a conveyor belt of bad news, tragedy and drama. Yet for every bad news story there are countless good news stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.