Downing Street opens doors to trust founder

Danny Glavin - The Inspiration Federation
Danny Glavin - The Inspiration Federation
Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Ken Ellcome with Jean and Allan Thompson. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Unsung heroes who have contributed to Portsmouth are honoured by prime minister

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A TEACHER has been rewarded for starting an inspirational educational charity by meeting the Prime Minister at Downing Street.

Last year, Danny Glavin founded The Inspiration Federation – an charity that promotes positive citizenship among young people.

It raises funds to support those injured in the armed forces and emergency services.

Danny was inspired to do so following the death of his old football teammate Richard Hollington, a Royal Marine who died while serving in Afghanistan.

Earlier this year, he was one of the first individuals in the UK to be awarded a Points of Light Award for his services to society, from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Danny said: ‘It was great to be invited to number 10 and meet members of the cabinet office who wanted to highlight and discuss the impact and success of The Inspiration Federation, and our Heroes Day Programme.

‘It’s fantastic to think that to date, more than 50,000 young people have already benefited from the programme, from all corners of the UK.

‘The Inspiration Federation and our Heroes Day Programme started out as an idea I had for an educational project which also raised money for good causes.

‘This has highlighted how far that small idea has come in such a short space of time.

‘It has made me determined to continue to ensure that it reaches as many young people as possible while also raising valuable funds for charity.’

In a letter to Mr Glavin, the PM praised The Inspiration Federation and the impact of their Heroes Day Programme.

The programme is carefully designed to enhance the National Curriculum, promote positive citizenship and social responsibility among young people.

Since its inception in Hampshire Schools, The Inspiration Federation’s Heroes Day Programme has benefitted 50,000 young people across 175 schools.

If your school would be interested in registering for The Heroes Day Programme, contact The Inspiration Federation at

Alternatively, visit for details.