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.
The benefits have a far reaching and positive impact on society as a whole.
Platinum Champion and NHS Volunteer Responder, Hagir Ahmed added - "I feel very privileged and honoured that my hard work and efforts helping and assisting others have been acknowledged and that I’ve been named a Platinum Champion."
“My deafness has changed my life, made me more positive.”
Platinum Champion Edward is a Front of House volunteer at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust using British Sign Language to welcome and reassure deaf patients. He adds, "Seeing someone like them puts them at ease."
Thank you to M&G, for kindly supporting the Platinum Champions Awards.