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Short interviews with some of the inspirational social entrepreneurs we've supported. Read about the impact they're having and what they think of SSE.

Fellows’ stories

Food and Education Enterprise volunteer wearing a visor and handing out food from the food bank during Covid-19.

Ali Neghipooran, Food and Education Enterprise

Supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Derby.

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People sitting and standing around a table at an evening event with One Voice Blackburn CIC

Zaffer Khan, One Voice Blackburn

Improving the social and economic wellbeing of deprived BAME communities in Blackburn with Darwen.

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Elm Road Green Space gate

Jacqueline Watkins, The Friends of Elm Road Green Open Space

Bringing people together, promoting physical and mental wellbeing, and supporting the environment.

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Photo of Melissa Norbrega, founder of Caring Cooks of Jersey

Melissa Nobrega, Caring Cooks of Jersey

Waging war on childhood obesity on the island of Jersey.

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Pasna Sallis and Colin Grant

Pasna Sallis, Weekday Wow Factor - mentoring

"Sometimes you need to take a step back from the day-to-day and having a mentor guarantees you get to do this."

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Sepia photo of Martin Scott, founder of Freed Resilience, giving a speech

Martin Scott, Freed Resilience

Supporting young people with emotional resilience.

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Young people taking part in sports activity with the charity Manchester Youth Zone

Richard Marsh, Manchester Youth Zone

Giving young people ‘somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to'.

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Laura Grant (left), director at Freedom Foundation with her mentor Rachel Vann (right), senior manager, Strategic Programmes within Responsible Business at Lloyds Banking Group - standing in front of an SSE banner

Laura Grant, Freedom Foundation - mentoring

Discover the unique power of mentoring for social entrepreneurs.

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Carolyn Whitehead, founder of Beautiful New Beginnings with her children

Carolyn Whitehead, Beautiful New Beginnings

Helping to reduce social isolation and improve mental health in parents.

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A photo of Tessa Morton and a colleague sitting at a table

Tessa Morton, Act for Autism

The passionate parent of an autistic son, Tessa's growing Act for Autism into a national success story.

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