2020's charity heroes

2020's charity heroes

Location: Bedfordshire, England

Date: April

War veteran 'Captain Tom' raised over $40 mln for UK carers

by walking laps of his garden ahead of his 100th birthday

Location: Kent, England

Date: June

Courtesy: Paula Hudgell

MOTHER OF TONY HUDGELL, PAULA HUDGELL, SAYING: “He saw Captain Tom on the telly doing his challenge with a walking frame. And that's how Tony started out first off with a walking frame. "

Charity donations for 5-year-old Tony Hudgell hit $1.24 mln

after he walked over 6 miles on his prosthetic legs

Location: Girona, Spain

Courtesy: Laureus

Olympic champion Jan Frodeno completed a full Ironman triathlon

raising over $217,000 for healthcare charities from his home

Location: Isle of Arran

Date: May

Courtesy: Fraser Aitchison / Big Davy's Challenges

A 59-year-old man hauled an almost 8st barrel

around the Scottish coastline for a mental health charity

Date: October


A charity concert was held on rock icon John Lennon's 80th birthday

"DEAR JOHN" CONCERT ORGANIZER AND BLURRED VISION FRONTMAN, SEPP OSLEY, SAYING: "He always had great hope in his music and incredibly poignant honesty. And those are things that, you know, in the world we live in today are so important."

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Date: November

Courtesy: Twitter / @DEANJOHNSON__

Some 150 Santa Clauses hopped aboard jetskis

zipping along to raise money for children in care

Location: Beverly Hills, California

K-pop band BTS offered their pastel-hued outfits

from their hit music video "Dynamite" for a charity auction

Whoopi Goldberg hosted a star-studded live concert

honoring 'Nurse Heroes' on Thanksgiving

Courtesy: Nurse Heroes Live!

Location: France

Date: December

One Parisian hotel opened its doors to the homeless

with fewer tourists to entertain due to lockdown measures


"When I sleep here everyday, I think about my life. Before I came here to have a place to sleep, it was difficult you know. But I'm here. The day I arrived, I said, great! I see the future."