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.

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.

Happy Listers Receive Award from PM

A year after their son died after suffering from cancer, Sally and Andrew Hall have been recognised for their extraordinary efforts to raise money for cancer charities by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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.

Wales Cyclists support Veterans

The Lon Las Loonies, an amateur cycling group from Prestatyn, recently completed a four day, 350 mile charity bike trek to raise money for a national charity dedicated to helping visually impaired ex-servicemen and women.

Happy List 2014: Dolly Saville, legendary barmaid

When she started working at the Red Lion Hotel King George VI was on the throne, Winston Churchill was Prime Minister and Britain was at war with Nazi Germany. Some 74 years later, and despite having celebrated her 100th birthday, Dolly Saville is still pulling pints behind the same bar.