Jaime Thurston is the founder of 52 Lives, the charity that aims of change a life every week of the year with the help of almost 100,000 kind strangers. She has created a global movement of people who come together each week to spread kindness and change lives. In 2016, Jaime was named Clarins/YOU Magazine Woman of the Year. She also received a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister. In 2018, Jaime was named in the Independent’s Happy List of 50 people in the country who make life better for others, and in 2019 her charity was chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as one of their ‘Forces for Change’ in the month of October. Jaime is regularly featured in the press and has been invited on dozens of radio shows as a ‘kindness expert’.
Jaime began her career as a journalist in Australia, before moving to the UK, where she worked for a Member of the European Parliament, a wildlife charity and an organization that supported families of prisoners. She was also a Member of the Independent Monitoring Board for a local prison. She lives in Berkshire with her partner and children.