Comment on Queen’s Jubilee Medal And St John Ambulance by Raymond Vivian.
Perhaps ALL voluntary organisations should now be lobbying the Government to get an award for voluntary workers who have given sterling service to their communities – a medal or other form of recognition, RECIPIENT’S CHOICE – automatically awarded for,say 10 years service with a registered charity.
This would be in addition to individual organisations’ internal awards systems as a gesture of thanks from a nation that is increasingly reliant on the efforts of UNPAID VOLUNTEERS.
How many BILLIONS of pounds are saved by the Exchequer through their selfless and dedicated service?
Surely a medal or other form of reward would not be out of place.