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Greig Trout

greig trout

Greig is an inspirational speaker and Director of Kindness at the 52 Lives charity.  He is a former Crime Scene Investigator with the Metropolitan Police.
After surviving cancer for the second time Greig left the Met to set up the inspirational website and initiative – 101 Things To Do When You Survive.  For two years he travelled the world ticking off what the press dubbed his ‘anti-bucket list’, volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness of the psychological effects of cancer. 
His work has earned him a Point of Light Award from the UK Prime Minister and he was named in The Independent on Sunday’s ‘Happy’ List, as one of the top 100 people in the UK that make life better for others. 
Greig has experienced first-hand the importance of mindset when dealing with life’s challenges and is passionate about empowering children and adults to understand that their actions can significantly affect not only the world they live in but also their own mental and physical health. 

“Greig is truly one brave man, and is determined to shine a light and help and inspire those who have faced real battles – I admire his courage and resolve so much.” Bear Grylls

jaime thurston (BEM)

Jaime is CEO and founder of the 52 Lives kindness charity, which changes people’s lives using the power of community. She is also a best-selling author and a mum of three.

Jaime is originally from Australia. She began her career as a journalist, before moving to the UK, where she worked for a Member of the European Parliament, a wildlife charity and an organisation that supported families of prisoners. 

Jaime is the author of ‘Kindness – the little thing that matters most’ and ‘The Kindness Journal.’  She was included in the King’s BIrthday Honours List in June 2023, receiving a British Empire Medal for services to charity. She won Clarins Woman of the Year 2016 and has received a Points of Light Award from the UK Prime Minister and a Richmond Community Award for her work. She was named in The Independent’s Happy 50 List in 2018, an alternative Rich List that celebrates people who make life better for others.

“Jaime has given people around the world the chance to help others who are less fortunate.” UK Prime Minister, Points of Light Award


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