Amazing Starts Here
By The National Lottery
If you could turn a dream into reality, what world-changing cause would YOU champion?
Join TV presenter and Olympic gold medalist Sam Quek as she travels the UK for Season 2 of 'Amazing Stars Here' to discover inspiring stories from ordinary people and projects who do extraordinary things in their community with a little help from The National Lottery.
From Paralympian and 'Dancing on Ice' star, Libby Clegg's secrets to success, to singing mums being prescribed on the NHS, as sustainable fashion project growing jeans and more.
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Amazing Starts Here is brought to you by National Lottery players, who raise £30 million each week for good causes across the UK. For more information about projects that help ordinary people, visit: https://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk
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Lochlan's Legacy: What impact can football have on young people with Type 1 Diabetes?Homework, football boots, glucagon kit. For football-mad 14-year-old Lochlan Murdoch between school and training, managing Type 1 Diabetes has been a job 10 years in the making. However, after a devastating injury on the pitch, Lochlan was motivat…
We Are Farming Minds: How is one farming couple conquering mental health taboos in rural communities?Work pressure, isolation and stigma: the challenges facing the UK's farmers can be familiar, but as We Are Farming Minds, the Hertfordshire-based mental health charity demonstrates, these factors can be heightened for farmers, by th…
Wave Wahines: How can a female-focused surf club bring social transformation?How do you give surfing a rebrand? When Wave Wahines founder, Yvette Curtis’ child wanted to pursue their surfing ambitions, it opened Yvette’s eyes to the gender, class, ability and even language barriers to entry. But, a…
Justine Aldersey-Williams: Woman Grows JeansIn a climate of increasing awareness of fast-fashion and rising eco-anxiety globally, a pioneering textile artisan has the seeds for solution.Justine Aldersey-Williams’ vision is as creative as it is revolutionary. Drawing inspiration f…
The Unstoppable Libby Clegg: From Paralympic Sprint to Dancing on IceWhen you achieve your biggest ambition, what's next?For gold-medal Paralympian, Libby Clegg this moment of pure accomplishment left her numb. But eventually it became was a turning point, one that led her to explore new avenues, take on…
Singing Mamas: Why is a choir of mums being prescribed on The NHS?Hidden in a community hall in West Sussex, Singing Mamas is the unique choir with an eye-opening mission.There's no auditions and you won't hear a solo, instead this musical group is singing to the tune of finding connection with other …
The Oswin Project: The Café that Changes LivesHow can a cup of coffee change someone’s life?Café 16 in Newcastle might look like an ordinary café, but it’s impact is truly life-changing. Part of The Oswin Project and staffed by prison leavers, the cafe offers mentorship, train…
Olympian Alex Yee: From Traumatic Injury to Going for Gold in Paris 2024What's it like going from being at the top of your sporting game and prepping for your A-Levels... to being bed bound with multiple injuries? For Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist and Paris 2024 front-runner, Alex Yee, it was a l…
Welcome to Season 2 of Amazing Starts HereWhy is a group of singing mums being prescribed on the NHS? Can we “grow jeans” to make fashion more sustainable? And how do we give people leaving prison a second chance to rejoin society? Discover the answers to these curious …
National Memorial Arboretum: A New Hope