TO celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, Royal Voluntary Service is launching the Coronation Champions Awards for volunteers.
The Queen Consort is a passionate advocate of volunteering and President of Royal Voluntary Service, the awards will recognise exceptional volunteers from across the country at this momentous point in history.
Her Majesty The Queen Consort said: “I am delighted to be launching the Coronation Champions Awards with the Royal Voluntary Service, to shine a light on the herculean efforts of our nation’s volunteers. Up and down the country, millions of unsung heroes are contributing to their local communities, giving generously of their time and their talents to enhance the lives of others.
“If you know a volunteer who is making a difference, please be sure to share their story. We would love to hear about them!”
The Coronation Champions Awards invite people across the UK to nominate the volunteering heroes in their lives who are going the extra mile to make a difference.
To recognise volunteers from a wide range of causes there are eight award categories, including: supporting older people; supporting young people and children; crisis and welfare; community; sports, culture, and heritage; health and care; sustainability and the environment; and animal welfare.
A total of 500 volunteers will be selected and will receive a specially designed, official Coronation Champions pin and a certificate signed by Her Majesty The Queen Consort. They will also be invited to attend one of the official Coronation celebrations, such as the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party.
Nominations will be reviewed by a panel made up of volunteering specialists, charity leaders and academics. Nominees will be judged on their impact, initiative, inspiration, and involvement over the last five years.
Nominations will close on Sunday 2nd April to take part visit: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/coronation-champions-awards