New awards launched to celebrate community heroes during Coronation celebrations
Published: Wednesday, 29th March 2023
Hounslow residents are being encouraged to nominate their community heroes as part of the upcoming Coronation celebrations.
The Coronation Champions Awards, along with the Big Help Out, will place volunteering at the heart of Their Majesties Coronation, with the aim of building a lasting legacy of volunteering.
To mark the Coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, the Royal Voluntary Service is launching the Coronation Champions Awards to recognise and celebrate the hard work of the inspiring volunteers who make an exceptional difference to their communities.
There will be eight categories of awards that range from animal welfare, environmental work or sports volunteering. Nominations are open to all. Judges will also be celebrating rising stars (aged 14-18) to celebrate as ‘Young Coronation Champions’.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities for Hounslow Council, Councillor Shivraj Grewal said:
“Across the borough, we have a diverse range of volunteers who make an incredible contribution to their communities, dedicating their own time to help others and make a difference to their neighbourhoods.
“We have proud history of volunteering and community work in Hounslow. These awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate our local volunteers who often want nothing in return for their hard work and commitment.
“Anyone can nominate a volunteer who they believe deserves recognition for the difference they have made to their communities. This is a chance to celebrate our volunteers but also inspire others to get involved in activities like the Big Help Out that will contribute towards a range of good causes”.
Nominations for awards close on Sunday, 2 April. To nominate a volunteer or to find out more, visit: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/coronation-champions-awards.
The eight categories to nominate volunteers for awards, plus a special one for ‘Young Coronation Champions, aged 14 to 18’, are:
· Supporting older people
· Supporting young people and children
· Crisis and welfare
· Sports, culture and heritage
· Health and care
· Sustainability and the environment
· Animal welfare.
500 volunteers will be chosen as Coronation Champions who will receive an official Coronation Champions pin, and a signed certificate from Her Majesty The Queen Consort.