Nominating Volunteers

The League asks charitable organizations to nominate, on a special Honouring Volunteers form, individuals who have given seven or more years of outstanding service, unpaid except for expenses. Up to fifty people will be chosen annually to receive the League's prestigious award for distinguished voluntary service, the Order of Mercy. This is an award for individuals not for groups or projects, however deserving.

Presenting the Awards

A presentation ceremony will be held at a grand venue in London and each recipient will be invited to bring family and friends as well as representatives of the charity concerned. The Order of Mercy is a beautiful hallmarked silver gilt representation of the original 1899 design depicting Joshua Reynolds's figure of 'Charity'. Important local and national media publicity will be sought for the individuals and charities concerned.

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