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Why Rev. Chad Varah started The Samaritans 
The Samaritans in the UK now have have 21,200 volunteers, 201 branches and receive around 5,100,000 calls for help per year. But how did it start?
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Church for the poor - William Booth 
William Booth 1829-1912, revivalist, champion of social reform and friend of the poor and downtrodden, speaking on the importance of practical Christian action.
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Rev. William MacGregor - champion of the poor
Sought to improve the lives of the poor in Tamworth in many ways and paid a price.
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Hans Hauge
Hans Hauge was born in 1771 in southeastern Norway into a farming family. Despite only having a primary school education, he read the Bible and devotional books daily. In April 1796, he was ploughing a field when..
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Quaker values and innovation
What were the ethics and values that Quakers brought to business in the 18th and 19th centuries which brought them so much success?
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Boots the Chemist
A High Street name founded by a family of faith with the motive of bringing affordable medicines to the poor - breaking monopolies and transforming healthcare.
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John Pounds, Thomas Guthrie, Thomas Cranfield
A cobbler, a minister, a tailor. Men of faith who started teaching poor children in the late 18th/early 19th century that led to a revolution in the British education system.
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Cyrus and James Clark
Clarks Shoes started in 1825 as a business making sheepskin rugs and slippers. Their sheepskin slipper, named the ‘Brown Petersburg’, was a huge success. Within years of its unveiling, its unique design graced feet the length and breadth of the country
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Sir John Laing
The story of John Laing of Laing Construction. From the early days, John Laing was concerned for the well-being of his employees. Although he expected much from his staff, he also worked consistently to see an improvement in their conditions.
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Joseph Rowntree
By 1900 the Rowntree company had become one of Britain's most famous firms, both for its commercial success and in the field of industrial welfare. Rowntree was an influential social reformer as well as a businessman. He realised that old-fashioned
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