Coronation Champion award for East Haven Together's Wendy Murray
We were extremely happy to see East Haven Together's Wendy Murray honoured by Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort as part of the official Coronation celebrations in conjunction with Royal Voluntary Service.
Five hundred incredible volunteers have been recognised for their contributions and crowned Coronation Champions, following almost 5,000 entries.
East Haven Together have key aims including enhancing and improving the village and its natural environment and strengthening the identity of the village as an ancient fishing community.
Furthermore, the group is also one of our Clean Up Hubs, valuable litter resources the community needs it to be.
Wendy said: "I feel very honoured to have been nominated and selected as a Coronation Champion. For me, this recognises not just my own volunteer contribution but that of everybody within Keep Scotland Beautiful who works towards improving the environment and developing sustainable communities.
"I am really looking forward to attending the Scotland Garden Party at Holyrood on 4 July and meeting other volunteers who have also been selected as Coronation Champions."
The Coronation Champions Awards invited people across the UK to nominate their local volunteering heroes who are going the extra mile. Nominations were made across eight award categories; 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.
Catherine Gee, our Deputy Chief Executive, said: “Wendy is a wonderful example of the many volunteers that work so tirelessly to support everything we do at Keep Scotland Beautiful. From East Haven Together's involvement in our Beautiful Scotland initiative to their Clean Up Hub, their efforts to enhance the community for visitors and those who live there is a joy for all to see.
“I'm delighted to see Wendy crowned Coronation Champion, a well-deserved acknowledgement for her huge contribution to protecting and enhancing our green and blue spaces in Scotland.”
Catherine Johnstone CBE, Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service, said: "We were completely blown away by the response to the Coronation Champions Awards and the huge volume of amazing nominees put forward. Our judges had a tough job selecting just 500 Champions from an array of thousands of inspirational individuals, who all deserve to be recognised and commended.
"Each of our Coronation Champions displayed a commitment and contribution that far exceeds any expectation and we’re overjoyed to honour and thank them during this exciting point in history."
Visit Beautiful Scotland | Keep Scotland Beautiful to learn more about our Beautiful Scotland initiative.
26 April 2023