Do you know of anyone you can nominate?
Do you know of anyone in Whitchurch who would be deserving?

Search is on for Hampshire’s ‘Diamond’ volunteers.

As national and local plans to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee start to take shape, the search is on for people in Hampshire who have given 60 years of voluntary service to take part in a special Service of Thanksgiving at Winchester Cathedral on 27th May.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will mark the sixtieth anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne and will be celebrated across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with a spectacular programme of events over an extended bank holiday weekend from 2nd to 5th June.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, The Queen’s representative in the County, is working with representatives from all walks of life in Hampshire to co-ordinate a county wide programme of events to mark this special occasion.

Dame Mary explained:

“This is a very special anniversary and in Hampshire one of the cornerstones of our celebrations will be a Service of Thanksgiving in Winchester Cathedral on Sunday 27th May 2012. At home and overseas the world is changing. It is important that we value and commemorate the things that provide continuity, that give us all certainty and a reason to celebrate in our community. Hampshire people of all ages and backgrounds are well known for their tireless voluntary work and, like The Queen, some of them will have given 60 years of their time and effort to help others. I would like these ‘diamond’ volunteers to be part of our Service of Thanksgiving and I am asking organisations and residents to nominate these long serving people so we can recognise their achievements also on this special day.”

Nominations are requested before the closing date of 6th February (the date of The Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952).

Nominations can be made online through:

Hampshire’s Diamond Jubilee website

or by writing to:

Hampshire Lieutenancy Office,
Serle’s House,
Gar Street,
Winchester,
SO23 8GQ

or Email:

lord.lieutenant@hants.gov.uk

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