RESIDENTS across Warwickshire are being encouraged to nominate their local voluntary heroes for the Coronation Champion Awards.
The awards have been launched this year by the Royal Voluntary Service, in partnership with The Queen Consort, to celebrate the King’s Coronation.
And the purpose is to celebrate a diverse group of exceptional volunteers from across the country who have contributed their time and good nature to help local communities and causes.
Nominees for the Awards must be over 14 years old and have overcome adversity or discovered creative ways to make a significant contribution to their local communities within the last five years.
Volunteers can be nominated in one of nine categories- 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.
Anyone can nominate a volunteer hero who they believe deserves recognition, and the deadline to submit nominations is Sunday April 2.
Five hundred volunteers will be chosen as Coronation Champions and will receive a specially designed, official Coronation Champions pin and a signed certificate from The Queen Consort.
In addition, some of the Coronation Champions volunteers will also have the opportunity to attend one of the official Coronation celebrations, such as the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party.
Warwickshire County Council’s Chief Executive Monica Fogarty said: “Nominating a volunteer for a Coronation Champions Award is a great way to recognise the efforts of those making such a positive difference to our local communities and who help with good causes across Warwickshire.
“I encourage all residents to nominate a volunteer they know for this fantastic achievement, and to give well deserved recognition to the people who continue to offer their time and energy to help make Warwickshire the best it can be.”
To nominate a volunteer hero visit www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/volunteering/coronation-champions-awards