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Platinum Champions Awards

In honour of our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen and the great example she has set in her 70 years of service, Royal Voluntary Service 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 are an official Jubilee project to celebrate outstanding volunteers across the country who are making a difference every day.

"The Platinum Champions Awards, launched by Royal Voluntary Service in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service, have given us the opportunity to celebrate the remarkable contribution of all volunteers, who truly are the backbone of our country.  

Congratulations to all our Platinum Champions – and my heartfelt thanks to you and to the millions of volunteers across the UK who give their time and talents so generously.”

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall

Thousands of people aged from 16 to 101 from all over the UK and supporting a range of causes were nominated and from these nominations, 490 volunteers have been hand-picked by a judging panel presided over by The Duchess of Cornwall, and crowned Platinum Champions.

All 490 Platinum Champions received a specially designed pin and a signed certificate from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The 70 most outstanding volunteers were also invited to celebrate at a special edition of The Big Jubilee Lunch at The Oval during the Jubilee weekend.

Meet the Platinum Champions

490 Platinum Champions have been selected from across the UK.

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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 aimed to recognise volunteers from all corners of Britain and from a range of causes.

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

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.

Nominees were judged on their impact on the lives of others, their dedication to volunteering and on how much they inspire those around them.

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