Sir Nicholas George Winton MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 - 1 July 2015) was a British humanitarian who organised the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. Winton found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain.The world found out about his work over 40 years later, in 1988. The British press dubbed him the "British Schindler".
Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire VC, OM, DSO & Two Bars, DFC (7 September 1917 – 31 July 1992) was a highly decorated Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot during the Second World War and later philanthropist.
He was the youngest Group Captain in the RAF and was selected as the only British Service observer of the atom bombing of Nagasaki which, naturally, had a profound effect on him. However it was as a result of being struck with tuberculosis and spending 18 months in hospital that prompted him to dedicate the rest of his life to improving the lives of those suffering from disability. He founded a hospice that grew into the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, and he became known for his work in conflict resolution; he was created Baron Cheshire in 1991 in recognition of his charitable work.