Hunt for honours nominees in the voluntary sector
by Claire McGine, Head of Communications

ACRE chair Sue Shaw and trustee Richard Priest attended a special event at 10 Downing Street aimed at boosting the numbers of honours nominees in the voluntary sector.

Sue and Richard joined representatives from more than 30 national voluntary bodies to meet the head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake.

The aim of the event was to encourage a greater number and diversity of nominations from the voluntary and charitable sectors, particularly for volunteers, in the Queen’s birthday and New Year’s honours lists.

"The aim of the event was to encourage a greater number and diversity of nominations from the voluntary and charitable sectors"

The Government also wants to see more nominations for women, people from an ethnic minority background and people in regions of the UK which are usually under-represented.

Most nominations usually come from London and the South-east, as charities and voluntary bodies tend to have their headquarters in this region.

If you know someone in your county who deserves to be honoured, call 0207 276 2777, visit www.direct.gov.uk/honours or download the Cabinet Office information leaflet.