Happy List

And now for some good news! Here, for the eighth year, is the Independent on Sunday’s eighth annual Happy List, our antidote to those lists that celebrate riches or fame

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We are happy to report the good news that crowdfunders have raised enough money to pay off  the mortgage of a terminally ill mother of five.

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Maria Macnamara started her charity Smalls For All, sending new underwear and recycled bras to Africa, after doing volunteer work.

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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.

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Rehanon Mackenzie- Happiness Champion

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.

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Bournemouth volunteer loves to raise money running in marathons

Matt Deanne 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.

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Mohammed Zafran, Youth and Community Worker in Birmingham

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.

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South West Trains Customer Service Advisor Brian is adored by commuters at Twickenham Station

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It was in 1943 during World War Two when Audrey Tibbles enrolled with the British Red Cross as a first aider

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Meet the inspirational man behind the Anti Bullying Ambassadors campaign at charity The Diana Award

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