Search for champions

THERE are huge numbers of older people in the community who do tremendous work volunteering their time to help others.

WRVS, in partnership with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, has launched a search to find “Diamond Champions”, volunteers over the age of 60 who make a real difference to the lives of older people, and whose efforts deserve to be celebrated.

Sixty people will be shortlisted from the North West, Yorkshire and Humber and from that shortlist, a judging panel will select ten people from each region in the UK to join 70 others at a royal residence to meet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in the autumn.

We are asking people to nominate older people they think should be recognised for their work in the community by going to wrvs.org.uk.

SUE COLLINS

WRVS Head of Services

North West, Yorkshire and Humber