From another strong shortlist chosen by our judging panel, British Airways is proud to announce our fifth round of Great Britons winners: a dedicated group of London Rollergirls, led by Lorna "Kamikaze Kitten" Brown and the wonderfully passionate, philanthropic Chocks Away team, comprised of David Aspinall and Ben Stevenson. Read their individual stories below to discover how they inspired the voting British public to finish top of the list.
London Roller Girls
Lorna Brown (28), is the captain of the colourful London Roller Girls, the European Champions of Roller Derby. It was Lorna’s dedication to developing an emerging sport – Roller Derby – that captured the judge’s attention as well as her passionate determination to take her team to the next level.
As Great Britons winners, Lorna and the rest of the team have been awarded flights to the USA, to take up an invitation to train with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby in New York – the top ranked US Roller Derby team. Lorna’s goal is to make the sport as popular in the UK as it already is in the States, providing others with the same positive impact it has had on her own life.
Together, Londoners David Aspinall and Ben Stevenson form Chocks Away, the second winners in the fifth round of Great Britons. This philanthropic duo is set to depart on an ambitious road trip from Great Briton to Cameroon in order to raise money for two worthy charities – SOS Children’s Villages and Send a Cow. As Great Britons winners, David and Ben will be flown back to the UK by British Airways at the end of their adventure ensuring their safe return.
Dedicated re-applicants to the Great Britons programme, Chocks Away were nominated this round for a second time and have emerged victorious. Their ambitious charitable endeavours and strong British character ensured that they gained a strong public vote to win support for their cause.
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