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One hundred years of age and a great-great-grandmother, Dolly, from Wendover, Buckinghamshire, is known as the “oldest barmaid in the world”. She has been pulling pints at the Red Lion Hotel for 75 years and still does three shifts a week. Dolly says she has no plans to retire.

Independent on Sunday's Happy List 2014 (NOT the Rich List): 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.

Martin, 46, a trauma surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, has spent the past decade visiting schools to lecture on the dangers of carrying weapons. He also works with young Londoners in Enfield under the council’s “call-in” scheme, which gives a second chance to offenders facing court.

Independent on Sunday's Happy List 2014 (NOT the Rich List): Martin Griffiths, surgeon/lecturer

When Martin was studying at medical school, a young family member of his died from a knife attack.

Known as the Busy Bee throughout east Yorkshire, 93-year-old Jean began raising money for Age UK Hull 14 years ago after her husband died. She wears a bee costume (made by her daughter) while rattling her tin, and has so far collected over £100,000.

Independent on Sunday's Happy List 2014 (NOT the Rich List): Jean Bishop, buzzing fundraiser

Go to Hull and ask for the Bee Lady and everyone will know who you are talking about. For 92-year-old Jean Bishop is something of a local celebrity.

Independent on Sunday's Happy List 2014 (NOT the Rich List): Aneeta Prem, anti-slavery campaigner

Three women made the national news last year after decades - in one case a lifetime - of being kept secret from the outside world.

Independent on Sunday's Happy List 2014 (NOT the Rich List): The full list of people who make life better for others

Smile, please! David Randall introduces 100 people, nominated mostly by readers, who enrich the lives of others

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Elena Baltacha

Elena overcame serious illness to become Britain’s top women’s tennis player, and used her winnings to start a tennis academy for under-privileged children in Ipswich, her home town. She died this month at 30 from liver cancer, just after being nominated for the Happy List.

Tom, a Liverpudlian born and bred, was left wheelchair-bound after he was struck by a stray bullet in Iran. A former journalist for the Liverpool Echo, he now runs a free newspaper for the disabled in the North-West entitled Altogether Now, which he delivers personally to local hospitals.

Independent on Sunday's Happy List 2014 (NOT the Rich List): Tom Dowling, community journalist

Tom Dowling was 20 when he was shot by armed robbers in 1974 when travelling back from a Mount Everest base camp, severing his spinal cord. He was left paralysed and wheel-chair bound. That did not stop him, however, from pursuing a career in journalism and he has used this to give the disabled a voice through the newspaper he founded and edits, All Together NOW!

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