Nominate a ‘Diamond Champion’ from your Neighbourhood Watch
20 July 2012
The ‘Diamond Champions’ campaign are on the hunt for our priceless generation of unsung heroes aged over 60 who volunteer to help others in our communities. The closing date Friday 27th July fast approaches so nominate someone you know today.
The ‘Diamond Champions’ campaign is a nationwide search, spearheaded by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, which seeks to reward and acknowledge the wonderful contributions made to society by volunteers over 60 years of age.
Eight regions across the country are being encouraged to nominate people in their local areas who really make a difference to their communities. For more information on how to nominate and the campaign more generally, visit http://www.wrvs.org.uk/get-involved/diamond-champions
It’s quick and easy to nominate someone but they need to give you permission. All nominations will be sent to regional judging panels and the 480 short listed ‘Diamond Champions’ (60 from each region) will be presented with a specially designed lapel pin and certificate signed by Their Royal Highnesses at a Reception in their Region. In addition, 10 individuals from each area will be invited to a Reception at St James’s Palace in the Autumn, hosted by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Our communities rely so heavily on the input of volunteers and in particular the older generation so please nominate someone you know and encourage others to do so.
The campaign is being run by the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service and their partner organisation in Northern Ireland, Engage with Age.
Nominations must be in by theclosing deadline ofFriday 27th July.