Platinum Champion Award for Jonathan

Date: 3rd Jun 2022 Author: Chorlton Scouts

We are delighted to announce that our Group Scout Leader Jonathan Allerton has been recognised in the national honours being issued as part of the jubilee celebrations. Jonathan has been named a ”Platinum Champion” in recognition for his service to The Scouts and work in developing access to scouting in Manchester.

In honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the great example she has set in her 70 years of service, The Royal Voluntary Service launched the Platinum Champions Awards for volunteers.

Together with Royal Voluntary Service President, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and in partnership with The Big Jubilee Lunch, the awards are an official Jubilee project to celebrate outstanding volunteers across the country who are making a difference every day.

“The Platinum Champions Awards, launched by Royal Voluntary Service in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service, have given us the opportunity to celebrate the remarkable contribution of all volunteers, who truly are the backbone of our country.   Congratulations to all our Platinum Champions – and my heartfelt thanks to you and to the millions of volunteers across the UK who give their time and talents so generously”

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall



Thousands of people aged from 16 to 101 from all over the UK and supporting a range of causes were nominated and from these nominations, 490 volunteers have been hand-picked by a judging panel presided over by The Duchess of Cornwall, and crowned Platinum Champions.

All 490 Platinum Champions will receive a specially designed pin and a signed certificate from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The volunteers have also been invited to celebrate at a special edition of The Big Jubilee Lunch in London on the 5 June.

A full list of the platinum Champions can be found HERE

Jonathan with his son Max

On receiving the award, Jonathan said “I am incredibly grateful to receive this award as part of the Jubilee, I am immensly passionate about Scouting and the opportunities it provides for young people and even more proud of the fantastic group we have built here in Chorlton – I like to think this award recognises the efforts of the entire group of volunteers without whom none of it would be possible”

To read more about others in scouting who have received national honours as part of the jubilee visit HERE 

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