Best of British magazine has named volunteers as the number one thing that makes Britain great, in a list of 250 Things That Make Britain Great, published in its May issue.

The list was compiled with input from readers, contributors and staff to celebrate the 250th issue of the nostalgia magazine.

The list also recognises at least 24 charities. Macmillan is the highest ranked charity at number 13, followed by RNLI at 14.  

See the full list here