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At only five years old Samantha Block's childhood was robbed from her after she was abused and put into care.


Five and a half years ago, Mark Johnson was living on the streets of London begging for money to fuel his drug and alcohol addiction.  Today, 34-year-old Mark has beaten his demons and set up his own successful tree surgery business, Treewise.


Kevin Johnston has fought back from the depths of crime and drug addiction and now helps disadvantaged young people learn from his mistakes.


It was the moment when Pride of Britain winner Sarah Bennett realised Prince Charles should stick to the polo.  When the musically-gifted 24-year-old met the Prince at St James's Palace last month, she hoped to teach him a few chords on her guitar.


By the time Emma Honey was 17, most people had written her off. She lived with a violent boyfriend and was immersed in a world of crime to feed her addiction to hard drugs.


With his leadership qualities and zest for life, Matthew Graffham is a positive influence on disadvantaged youngsters.


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