Younger horticulturist Danny Poland brightened up his village and put a smile on his neighbours’ faces during lockdown by planting dozens of sunflowers.
Now Mr Poland, 21, has been nominated for a Queen Consort’s Coronation Champions Award, organised by the Royal Voluntary Support and backed by the Each day Mail.
Mr Poland mobilised residents to sort a Village in Bloom group, which noticed Irthington in Cumbria decide on up a Silver Gilt in past year’s Britain in Bloom competitiveness, whilst Mr Poland acquired a Younger People Winner Award.
And in the course of previous summer’s drought, he shipped between 150 to 200 litres of rainwater a day to the bouquets he planted about the village on a trailer connected to his bicycle.
He reported it was ‘fantastic’ to be place forward for the Coronation Champions award.
Danny Poland (pictured), 21, has been nominated for a Queen Consort’s Coronation Champions Award, organised by the Royal Voluntary Provider and backed by the Every day Mail
Five hundred champions will receive a pin, a certificate from Camilla (pictured) and an invitation to 1 of the Coronation events
Mr Poland, who works at Larch Cottage Nurseries while caring for his disabled mother, was nominated by neighbour and Mail reader Gill Burns, 65.
She reported: ‘The village has really benefited from his inspiration and involvement.’
Five hundred champions will receive a pin, a certification from Camilla and an invitation to a single of the Coronation gatherings.
To nominate a volunteer, see our panel or stop by www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.united kingdom/coronation-champions-awards
How to nominate somebody for a Coronation Champions Award
1. Recognize a volunteer
If you know an excellent volunteer aged 14 and about, you can nominate them for the Queen Consort’s Coronation Champions Awards.
2. Talk to for permission
Just before you nominate somebody, it’s essential to check out they are satisfied for you to do so. For nominees aged 16 or under, you must get their guardian/guardian’s authorization.
3. Head on line to nominate
Go to www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/ coronation-champions-awards to uncover the on the internet form for nominations. There is also a video clip by just one of the award judges, Dr Eddy Hogg, sharing ideas on how to make your nomination stand out.
The variety will information you via the info wanted for a nomination, which will include specifics about your nominee’s involvement in volunteering in the final five yrs and how they have manufactured a big difference.