The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for the Coronation Champions Awards.
The awards, launched by Royal Voluntary Service and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, are recognising exceptional volunteers from across the country aged 14 and over, who volunteer formally and/or informally. Nominations close at 23:59 Sunday 2nd of April.
Of those nominated, 500 volunteers will be chosen as the nation’s Coronation Champions and awarded a specially designed, official Coronation Champions pin, a certificate signed by His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, along with and an invite to celebrate at an official Coronation celebration, such as the Windsor Caste Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party.
Thousands of outstanding volunteers have already been nominated for the once-in-a-lifetime award, including 44-year-old Preeti Shetty, from Rickmansworth.
For the past six years, Preeti has been volunteering with Royal Voluntary Service at the Mill End Lunch Club. Preeti plays an integral role supporting the club which is a lifeline to the community, offering a warm space for older and isolated individuals to come together with friends new and old to enjoy tasty food and good company.

Preeti is being nominated for her compassion and tireless commitment to giving back. Each week she organises five Lunch Clubs, helping to keep older members of the community engaged and socially connected.

Preeti Shetty

Preeti Shetty, Coronation Champions Awards Nominee said: “Volunteering is something that has always appealed to me, I have also been keen to serve others and give my time to my community.

“I always look forward to going to the lunch club. The diners are always so appreciative and hearing them thank you for your time and effort makes it all so rewarding.”

Aiming to recognise volunteers from a range of causes, there are eight award categories, 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.

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.

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.

All Asian Express readers are being encouraged to ensure their nominations are submitted ahead of the deadline.

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