The Etheldreda Award is a medal presented by the Bishop of Ely to people who have given ‘generous and outstanding service which would not otherwise be recognised’.
Candidates will be selected from the nominations received by a panel of volunteers who have been appointed by the Bishop to identify twenty to thirty suitable recipients. Most of these awards will be presented publicly at a special service at Ely Cathedral on 17 October 2020. There will be further awards in 2022 and biennially thereafter.
Nomination forms for those who are to be considered for the 2020 presentations should be sent to the Award Secretary no later than 23 June 2020.
The Etheldreda Medal is for persons whose service to community (which might be as ‘local’ as their extended family but could be as extensive as a national or international concern) is both ‘generous’ and ‘outstanding’. It is also essential that the person’s good works have hitherto been unrecognised. The Bishop is looking for exceptional people; those who might (in partnership with others) come close to being nominated for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
For many people this will be about the duration and persistence of their good works, for others it may relate to a short but extraordinary act of kindness or course of conduct.
Please click here for more information and to download the nomination form.