The Jubilee Hour is a national celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year, encouraging volunteers to donate 60 minutes of their time in honour of the Queen’s 60 years of public service.
The initiative aims to achieve 1 million hours donated and asks for anyone to pledge their 60 minutes either as a family, community, group or business, be it donated to charity, your local community or a simple act of goodwill. Leeds Metropolitan University’s Student Union have jumped on board, offing you the chance to get involved, and pledge an hour of your time through our CALM (Community Action Leeds Met) volunteering programme.
CALM supports students to lead and get involved with community action projects, there is a range of projects that benefit kids and youth, older people, and the environment.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how you can participate with the SU.
Leeds City council is also encouraging our community to mark this momentous occasion:
The Diamond Jubilee is a magnificent anniversary not only for Her Majesty, but for our country too – a once in a lifetime event. Only one other British monarch, Queen Victoria, has ever celebrated a Diamond Jubilee, as long ago as 1897. (Leeds City Council)
Celebrations started in February lasting one year; with the main events to be held in the first weekend in June, if you would like to organise your own community celebrations Leeds City Council have waived road closure charges on residential streets for Diamond Jubilee street parties.
There are a number of events to be held in Leeds such as: NSPCC’s 1950′s Ball to be held at Civic Campus in the Rose Bowl, on Saturday the 25th May, see here, or, the Leeds City Parade which will take place later in the year on the 16th of September, which has been organised by Leeds Community Foundation and will conclude at the Millenium Square, see here.
Next month, in early May, donors to the Jubilee Hour will be able to pledge their hour of service to an online book; videos, pictures and text about the experience can be submitted. The book will accumulate total hours pledged by the nation and be your public record and national memory of the charitable donations in honour of the Diamond Jubilee 2012.