To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Herefordshire next year, Diamond Day awards are going to be given to mark special achievements of individuals in the county.
The prestigious awards will be presented on Herefordshire Diamond Day, Wednesday, July 11, and will be given to those who have been judged to have made noteworthy contributions to a range of sporting, business, voluntary and leisure activities in the county during the past 60 years.
Herefordshire Diamond Day will see Hereford’s King George V playing fields come alive with a day of celebrations in a festival which will celebrate all that is great and good about the county.
“We have many individuals who have made outstanding contributions to life in Herefordshire during the past 60 years and we want to honour them,” said Jo Hilditch, chairman of the Herefordshire branch of the CLA, and who is on the team organising the celebrations and is behind the award scheme.
“Whether it’s in the areas of sport, business, leisure or within the voluntary sector, we’re aware of scores of local people who have made significant differences to their communities thanks to their hard work and dedication over decades.
“Many have devoted a lifetime to their chosen cause and have sacrificially given time, energy and often their own money to give their communities something which money can’t buy.” Jo added that the nominations are being put forward by existing award schemes in the county and there will be a rigorous selection process to find worthy award winners.
Anyone wanting to find out more about the Herefordshire Diamond Day awards should visit www.herefordshirediamondday.co.uk or call 01432 261837 for more information.