Insider: Good News Special

The Happy List 2022

This week, The Independent published its annual Happy List, honouring 50 remarkable Britons whose kindness, ingenuity and dedication make them some of the country’s most inspirational individuals.

The 50 people were chosen by a panel from scores of nominations received from Independent readers. They include the NHS’s oldest volunteer, the founder of a nationwide school uniform recycling scheme, and the founder and chair of a charity for a rare neuropsychiatric condition.

The Independent’s Happy List was founded in 2008 as an antidote to the many awards that glorify wealth or celebrity. The List instead celebrates ordinary people who do amazing things for important causes and inspire positive change. 

This year, the 14th edition, is once again presented in partnership with GoFundMe, the world’s largest online fundraising platform.

Congratulations to every Happy Lister!

See the full list here.

Ticket to Paradise… and a screening!

As part of The Independent’s ongoing partnership with the NSPCC’s Monday Movie Club we would like to offer you – our Insider readers – a chance to join us at an exclusive pre-release screening of Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney on 18 September in Soho, London at 14:00.

The Monday Movie Club (which is on a Sunday for this screening!) raises vital funds for the NSPCC’s service, Childline, whilst offering exclusive early access to some of cinema’s biggest upcoming films. Read our full press release on the partnership here.

To win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is email Ashley Wood (ashley.wood@independent.co.uk) with your name and the name of your guest by EOP Wednesday 7 September. A winner will then be chosen at random. Best of luck!

Insider charity spotlight

As part of our mission to make change happen in all that we do, each month, Insider will be shining a light on an organisation which is doing incredible work. Each of these changemakers will also be given a free advertising campaign on The Independent, to amplify their voices. 

Our first charity is Kazzum Arts. Read about them here – and discover how to help!

Kazzum Arts is a London-based charity, using creativity to enable children and young people aged 5-25 who have been impacted by trauma and adversity to feel seen, heard and valued. They deliver trauma-informed programmes in schools, alternative provisions, hospitals and refugee community settings to support confidence, expression and relationships. 

To find out more about Kazzum’s work and how to get involved please visit www.kazzum.org.

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