Category Archives: Local Hero

Homeless Mother & Children Given A Home – For Free!

WHEN Florida businessman Paul Conti heard how crooks had left a mother and her three children homeless and sleeping in a car, he stepped in to offer them a home. EmaNoel Thermitus lost every penny she had to rent a … Continue reading

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Rudi Richardson: An Unlikely Hero

Rudi Richardson is an unlikely hero. Born in a women’s prison in Germany in 1955, where his mother had been convicted of prostitution, he was adopted by an African American couple who changed his name, and took him to live … Continue reading

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Man Finds $4000 Cash: And Hands It Back!

An act of honesty and kindness has saved a single mother of two’s hopes for a fresh start in life. Autumn Miller had just moved from Indiana to Florence, Kentucky, to start over. She had a new job and was … Continue reading

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Police Seek Good Samaritan Who Saved Woman’s Life

Canadian police are asking for help to identify a Good Samaritan who saved the life of an elderly woman suffering from dementia. The 81 year-old woman became lost in freezing, snowy weather after wandering away from her daughter’s car in … Continue reading

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Always Help your Fellow Man: how a random act of kindness turned into a viral Internet hit

Lewis Dediara is used to cycling around London with a mounted camera on his helmet. The 47 year-old started filming his daily commute two years ago after he was knocked off his bike for the second time. The cyclist always … Continue reading

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Human Traffic Light Brings Order to Indian Road Chaos

Sanjeev Trehan is a local hero who exemplifies the practice of community spirit in action. Every morning for the past three years Mr. Trehan has – remarkably – waded into the middle of one of the worst congested roads in … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift: One Week’s Rent Absolutely Free

It might not be Christmas Day yet, but a family in semi-rural New South Wales, Australia has been given an early Christmas present to kick off the season of giving. A week’s worth of rent, absolutely free. Laura and Samuel … Continue reading

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High School student Sam Terry from Canada raises $32,000 through public speaking

Fourteen year old Samantha (Sam) Terry is not your average high school student. In addition to playing for the school basketball team and volunteering at her local church, Sam tours the province of Alberta as a public speaker, attending events … Continue reading

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Quadriplegic Crosses 730 Miles of Australian Desert In A Wheelchair

Rob Cook, the first person to cross Australia’s Tanimi Desert in a wheelchair, has been awarded Local Hero of 2012 in Australia’s Northern Territory. Rob Cook, 30, is an Australian farmer who was rendered a C4 quadriplegic after a helicopter … Continue reading

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Charity ‘Zumbathon’ in memory of extraordinary young fundraiser raises over £3000

Held on Sunday 13th November at All Saints’ Academy in Cheltenham, the three hour marathon of the Latin American ‘Zumba’ dance work-out continued the work of Rosie Kilburn, the founder of the charity website The Knock On Effect, who sadly passed … Continue reading

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