A Pembrokeshire Young Farmer has been crowned a Coronation Champion in a royal campaign to reward the nation’s outstanding volunteers.
Sian Healey, who lives in Pembrokeshire and works as a Paediatric Junior Sister, has been a member of YFC since 2008, Age 10, joining Pontfaen YFC in Brecknock in 2013 where she is currently Secretary, a role she began in September 2016.
Since joining YFC, Sian has taken every opportunity to act as an ambassador for the organisation, encouraging members to take every opportunity offered to them. In 2021 she was chosen as Brecknock and Wales Federation of Young Farmers Senior Member of the Year and was runner up at National. She has had the honour of being the Youth Forum Chairman in Brecknock in 2015/2016. In 2022/2023 she was Chairman of Wales YFC Competitions Committee and is currently Vice Chairman of Brecknock Fundraising and Events Committee.
Sian Healey said: “I feel extremely humbled and honoured to be crowned an official Coronation Champion.
“It is such an overwhelming feeling, to be selected as one of the 500 official Coronation Champion for my involvement within young farmers. I will be wearing my pin badge with pride and look forward to celebrating at the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert on Sunday, May 7.
“YFC offers you opportunities to learn skills for life and I am certain, I wouldn’t be a Paediatric Junior Sister today if it wasn’t for the skills I have gained and developed through the movement, from taking part in a variety of competitions to organising community events.
“I am always willing to help at Club, County, Wales and National level, seeing members grow in confidence and develop their skills is brilliant to be a part of. When I joined Pontfaen YFC we were about 20 members; now we are over 70! The movement has given me so many fantastic opportunities over the years which I am truly grateful for.
“We arrange lots of community and charity events from our Illuminated Tractor Run, Pre-Lambing Sunday Lunch to Concerts. I thoroughly enjoy organising events and it’s great to give back to our community and charities that support us.“
With the support of Her Majesty The Queen Consort, a passionate advocate of volunteering and President of Royal Voluntary Service, the Coronation Champions Awards were launched to recognise exceptional volunteers from across the country at this momentous point in history.
Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort have rewarded hundreds of the nation’s most extraordinary volunteers as part of the official Coronation celebrations in conjunction with Royal Voluntary Service, one of Britain’s largest volunteering charities with volunteers supporting the NHS and thousands of vulnerable people in the community.
Elaine Paige OBE, Coronation Champions Awards Ambassador, said: “The Coronation Champions Awards have been wonderful; it has been so lovely to hear the stories of incredible volunteers across the UK. Congratulations to all the award recipients, your compassion, generosity, and selflessness is so inspiring.”