NSPCC volunteer, Carol Ann Lyndon, receives Platinum Jubilee award

Carol Ann Lyndon, a retired headteacher from Birmingham, has received a Royal Voluntary Service Platinum Champions Award for her work with the NSPCC.

The Royal Voluntary Service Platinum Champions Awards were launched in honour of Her Majesty the Queen's 70 years of service. After volunteering for Childline for over 15 years, Carol Ann was one of 490 volunteers hand-picked by a judging panel presided over by The Duchess of Cornwall, and crowned Platinum Champions. 

Carol has previously won the Star Performer award at our NSPCC People Awards in March for ‘taking a stand’. She was recognised for her work making sure the NSPCC represents every child and young people and turns charity diversity and inclusion into tangible, lasting action.

In 2018, Carol was also awarded an MBE for her services to vulnerable children in the West Midlands.

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When told about her Platinum Champion award, Carol said:

“I was shocked and overwhelmed by this honour, almost as much as I was when I received the notification of my MBE.

That was a huge shock because I only do what I do to make things better for children, I do not expect anything in return.”

"Carol has been a volunteer with Childline since 2006 and volunteers her time week in and week out to support young people. She is also more than willing to support Childline in other roles as well, be that interviewing prospective volunteers or sharing her insight and experience with NSPCC stakeholders. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Carol for her many years of service to the NSPCC."
Matthew Brookes Childline Manager at Childline Birmingham