Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are thrilled that volunteer Pam Brown was selected as one of the 500 official Coronation Champions!
The Coronation Champions Award celebrates extraordinary volunteers across the country who have been contributing to their communities.
Pam has been volunteering at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) for more than 20 years, in a variety of roles.
Pam said: “I was delighted and somewhat surprised to hear that I had been nominated as a Coronation Champion.
“I love people, and will always help them if I can. Volunteering is so rewarding and you make good, lasting friendships along the way.
“To anyone out there who has a few spare hours, start volunteering! You’ll be putting your time to good use and you will enjoy it immensely.”
Pam received an official Coronation Champions pin and a signed certificate from His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla.
She was also invited to attend one of the official Coronation celebrations, such as the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party, but unfortunately was unable to attend due to illness.
Karen Bush, Community Engagement and Voluntary Services Manager, nominated Pam for the award.
She said: “Pam is a remarkable lady. She has volunteered at the L&D for more than 20 years, not just in a regular volunteer role, but as a tireless fundraiser, governor, chair of the membership and communications committee – the list is endless.
“She has become a vitally important voice at the heart of our hospital, representing our patients, staff and volunteers. She has no fear and thanks to her can-do attitude, there is no such word as can’t. Pam will never give up until the right thing for patients and staff is done and finished.
“We wanted to thank her sincerely for her outstanding contribution, and what better way than nominating her for a Community Champions Award. We are so very proud of her for winning.”