We would like to know who inspires you so that we can include them in this section? Are you inspired by people like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Mary Seacole, Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, Desmond Tutu, Haile Selassie, Barack Obama, Portia Simpson-Miller, Maya Angelou or Usain Bolt or is it someone closer to home in the local community? Someone who has provided you with a positive role model or that you admire for their contribution to their field or to the community?

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  • Winston Nurse MBE

    A pensioner who dedicated his life ot helping others has been presented with an MBE by the Queen

  • Sir Willard White

    Grammy winning opera singer

  • Baroness Valerie Amos

    Former Cabinet member, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co-ordinator

  • Trevor Nelson


  • Phil Lynott


  • Nelson Mandela

    Madiba, anti-apartheid campaigner, South Africa’s first Black President

  • Martin Luther King

    Leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement

  • Kanya King MBE

    MOBO Awards Founder

  • Dizzie Rascal


  • Denise Lewis OBE

    Gold Medal holder and television pundit

  • David Lammy MP


  • David Harewood MBE


  • Adam Afriyie MP


  • President Barack Obama

  • Christopher Preddie OBE

    Community Youth Worker
    (Make Dreams a Reality)

Photographs courtesy of Richard Thompson