Imagine standing up in front of hundreds of people and delivering a powerful and moving speech - at the age of just ten.
People living in Camden's notorious Clarence Way estate were too frightened to act against the junkies and the gangs operating near their homes.
All Anthony Crompton intended to do when he went to his local garage was buy a bottle of coke. Instead he risked his life to single-handedly take on two armed robbers - and was stabbed eight times.
Young brothers Daniel and Jason Rodd showed bravery beyond their years when they saved the lives of three adults who were drowning at sea.
When a car swerved out of control and careered into a tree Alan Forrester did not hesitate to pull a boy and his unconscious mother from the burning wreckage - just seconds before it exploded.
When a bus driver slumped unconscious at the wheel Irene King's swift actions saved dozens of lives and prevented a pile-up on a busy motorway.
To battle against cancer at any age is horrendous - but to survive it, suffer the heartbreak of losing a best friend and yet still think of others at Katy Miles's tender years defies belief.
Little Ollie Cartwright is the true face of courage after enduring 130 major operations to remodel his skull - and save his life.
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