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Platinum Champions Awards

In honour of Her Majesty The Queen and the great example she has set in her 70 years of service, Royal Voluntary Service has launched the Platinum Champions Awards for volunteers.

Together with Royal Voluntary Service President, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and in partnership with The Big Jubilee Lunch, the awards celebrate outstanding volunteers across the country who are making a difference every day.

BBC’s The One Show and Morning Live will be showcasing some of the stories as the official Broadcast Partner.

“I’m so delighted to be launching the Platinum Champions Volunteer Awards alongside Royal Voluntary Service. In honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service, we want to celebrate the outstanding contribution of volunteers. In the search for our Platinum Champions, we want to thank and recognise all of those truly special people that are making a real difference to our communities with their kindness and generosity.

“I believe it is these volunteers, enhancing the lives of others, that are the backbone of this country. I look forward to seeing our Platinum Champions, and all volunteers, celebrated at The Big Jubilee Lunch this summer.”

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall

Stars align to support Platinum Champions

Learn more about the Platinum Champions Awards and our panel of judges.

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Thank you to M&G, for kindly supporting the Platinum Champions Awards.

What are the Platinum Champions Awards?

The Platinum Champions Awards aim to recognise volunteers from all corners of Britain and from a range of causes. Thank you for celebrating the amazing contributions volunteers make to our communities, by sharing your nominations and volunteer stories for the Platinum Champions Awards.

Nominations for Platinum Champions Awards were made in the following categories:  

  • Older people and dementia support
  • Young people and children 
  • Crisis and welfare
  • Community
  • Mental health and companionship
  • Physical health and disability
  • NHS and social care.

Meet the judges

So many of you joined us in celebrating the nation’s volunteering spirit by nominating the volunteering heroes that you think deserve to be a Platinum Champion this Jubilee year.

Our judging panel, made up of volunteering experts, celebrity supporters and academics, were overwhelmed by the raft of nominations illustrating countless triumphs of volunteers from all corners of the country.  

A total of 490 volunteers will be selected as Platinum Champions and will receive a specially designed, official Platinum Champions pin and a signed certificate from The Duchess of Cornwall. And what’s more, 70 will be invited to celebrate at The Eden Project’s Big Jubilee Lunch in London on 5 June 2022.

Other ways to celebrate

Wherever you are in the UK or beyond, there are many ways to get involved and celebrate the Jubilee.

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