Introducing The Welsh Golden Honours, coming 2023
When the Child of Wales Awards was launched over 3 years ago, we never imagined just how popular it would be with the public, schools, charities and business supporters.
Since then, we have expanded to the Child of Britain Awards, which was held in June at Grosvenor House in London and was another remarkable evening.
As we continue to celebrate those young heroes in our communities, we were delighted to have been asked to broaden our honours list even further and launch The Welsh Golden Honours.
Our nations’ golden community are truly remarkable, achieve great things and inspire the next generation to succeed. The Welsh Golden Honours is an opportunity to recognise and reward the very special members of our public who are over 65 and are achieving extraordinary feats of bravery, sporting contributions, and services to the arts and communities across Wales.
We will honour our national treasures, those whom touch people’s lives every day and are shining examples of growing older and making a huge contribution to everyday life.
We have been inspired by the incredible stories of national treasures such as Captain Sir Tom Moore, who not only achieved his exercise achievements for his health, but also raised an astounding £38million for NHS Charities Together cause.
93-year-old Eddie Naisby, from Vale of Clwyd, was Wales’ oldest competitive runner. His passion and determination was unbelievable, and he competed in 100s of endurance races, collecting many trophies over the last 40 years. He was a proud member of the Prestatyn Running Club and would be out running 10km 3 times a week until he retired two years ago.
Long serving volunteer Morfa Owen, 79, has been selflessly supporting patience in Morriston Hospital in Swansea for over 20 years. Originally volunteering for WRVS, she now helps 3 days a week on the hospital front desk – guiding and helping patients with a wide range of queries.
These are some of the amazing individuals that epitomise the Welsh Golden Honours and we know that there are so many stories just like these to be told. We will do just that.
The awards will cover the width and breadth of Wales and we are thrilled to say that they will be taking place in 2023.
Our winners will be joined by a host of Welsh celebrities and businesses, who will be on hand to help honour these remarkable people.
This is your opportunity to get involved in this exceptional celebration, so if you would like to help us to shine a light on our golden heroes then please contact us today to find out more about sponsorship opportunities. Ashleigh Kerr firstname.lastname@example.org or 07581227416.