Platinum Champions judges
All nominations were reviewed by an expert judging panel including volunteering specialists and academics before going on to a second stage of judging to determine the 70 most outstanding volunteers.
President of judges
HRH, the Duchess of Cornwall
Chair of Judges
Catherine Johnstone CBE, CEO Royal Voluntary Service
Dr Eddy Hogg, University of Kent
Ade Adepitan MBE - TV presenter, Paralympic medalist & Journalist
Jenny Betteridge - Strategic Lead for Volunteering, Sport England
Blondel Cluff CBE - Chair, National Community Lottery Fund
Brian Dow - CEO, Mental Health UK
Clara Govier - Managing Director, People’s Postcode Lottery
Alex Jones - TV presenter & broadcast partner
Gethin Jones - TV presenter & broadcast partner
Felicity Kendal CBE - Actress & Royal Voluntary Service Ambassador
Myleene Klass - TV & radio presenter
Elaine Paige OBE - Actress, singer, producer, radio presenter & Royal Voluntary Service Ambassador
Amanda Pritchard - CEO, NHS England
Jane Rawnsley - Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, M&G
Julie Siddiqi MBE - Founder & Director, Together We Thrive
Tom Read Wilson - TV presenter
Volunteers are such an invaluable asset to all of our communities.
Elaine Paige OBE and judge of the ‘Older people and dementia’ category added - "Our selection of Platinum Champions shines a spotlight on the phenomenal work volunteers are doing. I’m humbled by their stories and every single nominee should be deeply proud of themselves."
Millions of people who volunteer their time across the UK are truly amazing.
Peter Stewart, Eden Project Executive Director added - "We hope the hundreds of thousands of Big Jubilee Lunch events and many millions of people taking part on Sunday 5 June will be coming together in part to celebrate them.”