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The honours system celebrates the people who go above and beyond to change the world around them for the better. The system recognises the people who have:

  • selflessly volunteered their time and efforts;
  • gained the respect of their peers;
  • displayed moral and physical courage;
  • or showed real innovation and entrepreneurship.

The honours system rewards those doing vital and extraordinary work across the country. 

D-Day veteran Harry Billinge with his MBE for charitable fundraising, after he raised thousands of pounds for a national memorial to honour service personnel killed in Normandy, following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. PA Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 3, 2020. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Anyone can receive an award, and anyone can nominate someone as long as they demonstrate exceptional contribution the person has made.

If you know anyone who always goes that extra mile, thank them by getting them the gift money can’t buy and nominate them for an Honour.