Kim Cooper is the 'Legend' vinspired National Award Winner for 2011. This award recognises someone who has successfully led a team of volunteers to make a difference. Kim volunteered at Leeds University as a Project Co-ordinator for 'Green Streets', a project that stops re-usable items left by students in their halls of residence ending up in a landfill. Over two years she led her team to divert over 50 tonnes of re-usable material and created over 3,000 hours of volunteering for her team. She grew 'Green Streets' into a city-wide scheme bringing in multiple partnerships, including Leeds City Council, local community groups and other Universities. Kim is currently studying for her Masters in Liverpool and has recently received funding through her local authority to bring the 'Green Streets' project there. Kim's work has had a huge environmental impact and it is for this reason that we feel that she will be an excellent choice for Torchbarer. Kim volunteered at Leeds University 'UNION' 'items left by students in their halls of residence 'AND FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY' ending up in landfill.