Diamond Champions launched to celebrate Diamond Jubilee
To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, WRVS is calling for nominations from around the country for 'Diamond Champions' - older people who volunteer in their local communities and go the extra mile to make a real difference to others’ lives.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have agreed to be joint Patrons of the hunt for the Diamond Champions in recognition of the important and valuable role played by older people in communities throughout the UK.
Diamond Champion nominees must be over 60 and the aim is to find volunteers who make an extraordinary difference to their community by giving up their own time to help others. 60 entries will be shortlisted for each region by a judging panel.
All 480 shortlisted volunteers from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be presented with a specially designed Diamond Champions badge and certificate at a local celebration event. From the shortlist, a regional judging panel will select 10 people from each region to join 70 others at a royal residence to meet Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in the Autumn.
Deadline for applications is 27 July 2012 - dowload the nomination form now.