Nadiya Hussain and the Royal Voluntary Service invites Asian Express readers to nominate volunteers aged 14 and over, who are making a difference, for this special once-in-a-lifetime award.

The national Coronation Champions Awards launched by Royal Voluntary Service to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort has won support from a host of celebrities, including television chef and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.
The Coronation Champions Awards is an official Coronation project, celebrating extraordinary volunteers who give their time to make a difference.
Nadiya Hussain, Coronation Champions Awards Ambassador said: “The Coronation Champions Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate volunteers who generously give their time to help others.

“Recognising the positive contribution that volunteers have on our society is so important, and I can’t wait to hear the lovely stories from volunteers across the UK.

“There are so many caring, hardworking, and selfless people volunteering in communities across the UK.

“If you know someone who is doing their bit and bettering the lives of children and young people, nominate them for a Coronation Champions Award.”
Together, Nadiya Hussain and Royal Voluntary Service are inviting Asian Express readers to nominate volunteers aged 14 and over, who are making a difference, whether formally and/or informally for this special once-in-a-lifetime award.
Of those nominated, 500 volunteers will be chosen as the nation’s Coronation Champions. They will be awarded a specially designed, official Coronation Champions pin, a certificate signed by Her Majesty The Queen Consort and an invite to celebrate at an official Coronation celebration, such as the Windsor Caste Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party.
Hundreds of entries have already been received for the Coronation Champions Awards, however readers with volunteers in mind still have plenty of time to get their nominations in ahead of the deadline, Sunday 2nd of April.
Royal Voluntary Service is immensely grateful for the generous support of our brand partners Simplyhealth, for supporting the Health and Care category, Sky through its Sky Cares programme, for supporting the Community category and Petplan, for supporting the Animal Welfare category.
Volunteering will be a key part of the Coronation celebrations. Those feeling inspired to try volunteering are encouraged to take part in The Big Help Out, a day dedicated to volunteering, on Monday 8th May. Organised by Together Coalition, Royal Voluntary Service, Scouts, and other leading organisations, the day is another official Coronation project aiming to encourage newcomers to volunteering, bring communities together and create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation weekend.

How to nominate a volunteer

To nominate a volunteer for the Coronation Champions Awards, scan the QR code below, or visit: There are eight categories a volunteer can be nominated in, including: supporting older people; supporting young people and children; crisis and welfare; community; sports, culture, and heritage; health and care; sustainability and the environment; and animal welfare.