Surrey Life Community Heroes 2016 - who really makes a difference to life in your town or village? 07:35 24 February 2016 Celebrating the inspiring people who are really making a difference in Surrey’s town and village communities, here we bring you the annual Surrey Life Community Heroes lists: the charity volunteers, lifesavers and other proactive people - all recommended via surreylife.co.uk - who you feel make an impression on the quality of life in Surrey
51-year-old Anne Brummer has worked tirelessly for the last 30something years to rescue and rehabilitate British wildlife at Camberley’s Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue. Not only does she volunteer round the clock to hand-rear orphans and rescue animals, but she also attends schools and organisations to educate people. Each year, she successfully releases hundreds of animals back to where they belong, giving them a second chance at life. Her colleagues tell us that “she works 24/7, 356 days a year, trying to make a difference, without wanting anything in return. A true inspiration.”
Brian May, West End
He may be best-known as the wild-haired guitarist with seminal rock band Queen, but away from the stage Brian May is also a passionate wildlife campaigner. As well as setting up the non-profit organisation Save Me to champion British wildlife, the 67-year-old West End resident has been a leading inspiration in the fight against fox hunting and the ongoing battle against the proposed UK badger cull. Prior to that, in 2005, he was appointed CBE for services to the music industry and for his charity work. He is also a vice-president of the RSPCA, hosts (and usually plays at) the annual Wildlife Rocks event at Guildford Cathedral and supports Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue in Camberley.