Celebrating Sussex - 100 people who have made a difference

This month our sister publication etc Magazine has paid tribute to 100 people who have made a real difference to the county we call home.

Friday, 4th January 2019, 11:18 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:20 pm
Celebrating Sussex
Celebrating Sussex

We have pulled together the list together into this gallery, with a short description of each person. For more on the individuals check out etc Magazine.

Dame Vera Lynn, who lives in Ditchling
Littlehampton athlete Daphne Belt
Owner of Leonardslee Gardens near Horsham - Penny Streeter OBE
Brighton band Rizzle Kicks
Ryan Heal - chief executive of Brighton Rockinghorse Childrens Charity
Sara Cutting from Brighton - has so far raised more than 30,000 pounds for Macmillan
Cherie Spriggs - head winemaker at Nyetimber. Photo: www.roblawson.com
Wadhurst resident Davina McCall - presenter and fundraiser
Former Chichester pupil - astronaut Major Tim Peake
Presenter and broadcaster Piers Morgan - born in Newick
From her Sussex base - glovemaker to the Queen Genevieve James
Brighton and Hove Albion FC manager Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Midhurst's Shelagh Legrave, chief executive Chichester College Group. Photo: Alexis Maryon
The Duke of Richmond - Goodwood Estate
Worthing Football Club owner George Dowell
Ditchling resident - radio and TV presenter Zoe Ball
Isabella Tree - author and manager of the Knepp Wildland Project in West Grinstead
Brighton resident and DJ Norman Cook.
Sir Charles Raymond Burrell, owner of the Knepp Estate at West Grinstead
Andrew Bernardi - Shipley Music Festival director
Eric Hardwick MBE, Director of Hastings half marathon
West Chiltington's Maddie Hinch - GB Womens Hockey Gold Medal winner
Brighton's Paris Lees - campaigner, presenter and journalist
Horsham district's Sally Gunnell - former athlete and current charity fundraiser. Photo: Southern News and Pictures
Serial fundraiser Sarah Jouault, owner of Dimitri Hair & Beauty Salon in Felpham
Shirley Price, charity fundraiser from near Hailsham.
Zoe Sugg, Brighton vlogger and YouTuber
Chef Matt Gillan - involved in restaurants and other projects in Brighton and Horsham
England manager Gareth Southgate - a former Crawley pupil
Author and Horsham area resident Julia Donaldson
Polegate resident, broadcaster David Dimbleby
Shoreham resident - Alison Lapper MBE, artist, television presenter, speaker
Barby Keel, founder Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary in Bexhill
Tennis star Joanna Konta, from Eastbourne.
Kevin Richmond, CEO, Sussex Community Foundation
Virginia McKenna, founder of Born Free in Horsham
Retired Wing Commander and World War Two veteran John Bell who lives in Storrington.
Toby Hewson, CEO of Walberton based charity Just Different
PC Virginia Ginny Jupp - anti social behaviour (ASB) officer for Eastbourne district. Photo: Mark Dimmock
Gus Christie, Executive chairman of Glyndebourne.
Miles Jenner, Head brewer and joint managing director at Harvey & Son Lewes Ltd
Jose Morum-Pound, Designer, Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers. Graham Franks Photography
Rock legend Keith Richards, a resident of West Wittering
Comedian Eddie Izzard - grew up in Bexhill and was an Eastbourne pupil
Kathy Gore OBE, chairman of Friends of Sussex Hospices.
World champion darts player Rob Cross, from Hastings.
George Digweed MBE, Hastings world champion clayshooter.
Hannah Richards, Bexhill based charity fundraiser.
Dame Joan Plowright, actor, who lives near Horsham.
Keith Leech MBE, Founder of Jack in the Green, Hastings.
Kevin Boorman. Hastings Borough Councils marketing and major projects manager. Photo: Hastings Borough Council
Kitty Waters, of Chichester - author, speaker, mentor
Hope Powell CBE. Womens first team manager. Picture by BHAFC/Paul Hazlewood
Fittleworth resident and renowned actor Dame Maggie Smith
Hailsham's Margaret Skinner MBE, St John Ambulance volunteer.
Marianne Griffiths, Chief executive of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dame Patricia Routledge DBE, actor, and Chichester resident
David Sedaris, Humorist, comedian, author, and Radio Four regular and Rackham resident
Dee Day White, Hastings Community Champion.
Laurie Holland - Mr Seaford - outstanding commitment to the well-being of Seaford
Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council
Roger Crouch, Organiser of Pirate Day in Hastings and Roaring 20s in Bexhill. Photo: Tony Coombes Photography
Rich Sherwell - Founder and chairman Give For BETH charity
Shirley Collins, legendary folk singer, who lives in Lewes. Picture: Eva Vermandel
Susan Pyper, Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex
Carole Nicholson, Chairman of Sussex Wildlife Trust. Photo: Miles Davies
Helen and Simon Pattinson, from Birdham, Co-founders Montezumas. Photo: Julia Toms
James Hamilton-Andrew, helped create the East Hoathly and Halland Community Garden Plot
Dame Julie Walters is patron of Horsham and Crawley Samaritans
Rachel Tackley and Daniel Evans, Executive director and artistic director, Chichester Festival Theatre
Stephen Crane, originally from Balcombe, and went to school in Cuckfield - head chef at Ockenden Manor
Stuart Fuller, Chairman of Lewes FC
Tyler Murphy BEM, Founder Tylers Trust
Diana Levantine Award, Chairman and co-founder of The Sussex Snowdrop Trust
Ambrose Harcourt, from Hove, fundraiser
Anna Pincus, senior staff member of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, founder of Refugee Tales and founder and chair of Refugees Welcome Crawley
Derek Bell, British racing driver who grew up on a farm near Pagham Harbour and started out as a marshal at Goodwood
Dick Knight, former Brighton and Hove Albion chairman
Imelda Glackin, CEO Martlets Hospice (Brighton and East Sussex). Picture: liz finlayson/vervate
Miranda and Pontus Carminger, joint MDs of Historic Sussex Hotels
Ruth OKeeffe MBE, Independent Lewes town and district councillor
Tony Bloom, Brighton and Hove Albion chairman. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Warren Carter, Chair of the Bevendean Community Pub. Photo: Gary House
Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester
Dr John Godfrey DL, chairman of Sussex Heritage
Peter James, Brighton author
Jill Parker MBE, disability campaigner, Eastbourne
Raymond Briggs, cartoonist and illustrator, lives near Burgess Hill
Dave Benson Phillips, Worthing based entertainer
Mike Goody, former serviceman and athlete from Bognor Regis
Trevor Weeks MBE, Founder & Operations Director East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service
Richard Williamson,writer, nature expert and popular columnist from Chichester
Kelly Derham, Crawley Town FC operations director
Chichester-based novelist Kate Mosse
Katie-George Dunlevy, Paralympian, from Crawley
Rupert Toovey, clergyman (Storrington), antiques and fine art expert and writer
Matt Prior, retired Sussex cricketer, lives in Horsham district
Peter Field, Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex