How to Reward a Senior Community Hero – Chums Competition

Do you know someone in your community who makes such a big difference that you’ve always wanted to do something special for them but haven’t had the right thing in mind? Well, now might be the perfect time. So often people who positively impact the community do so behind the scenes, rarely having their efforts recognised, but this fantastic competition by the company Chums aims to shine a light on those community heroes that make our world a better place. However this competition has a little twist, the hero has to be a senior! This competition is a way to say a big thank you to the older generation that have given us so much.

In order to enter the competition, you have to nominate a senior located in the UK that you feel deserves to be rewarded for all they’ve contributed. Thankfully, entering the competition is extremely easy. All you have to do is write a 300 word nomination about why the senior you’re thinking of deserves to win. You also have to add in a photo of the person you’d like to nominate. The competition ends on the 27th of July and the winners will be announced on their blog page and also on their Facebook and Instagram. So now is the time to get writing!

What Can They Win?

The reward package is great! It includes a £100 Chums voucher, theatre tickets for 2, a puzzle, chocolates and a special 5-year diary. But more than the gift, it will be the public recognition which will mean a lot to them, I’m sure! This is your chance for a humblebrag about someone who has deeply impacted your life, your community, or the life of those that you love. Check out this link for more information on the competition. If you’re ready to submit your candidate, click this link to get started.

If you’d like some suggestions of how to reward a senior community hero while you wait to see if your candidate is the lucky winner of the prize, here are some tangible ways you can show your appreciation for those people who make the world a better place.

1. Write a Thoughtful Card

You can write a card to them about how their efforts have been noticed by you and how they’ve impacted you. If it’s a circumstance where their efforts have impacted many people’s lives, why not get a few of those other people to sign the card too. This is an affordable but thoughtful way to show someone that the work they’re doing makes a tangible difference.

2. Get Them a Gift Card

It doesn’t have to be a big amount, maybe enough for a coffee or two. It can be such a sweet way to let someone know that you notice and appreciate them. If you’re not sure what to get them, a grocery voucher is something everyone would use and appreciate! That way they can free up a bit of their usual grocery budget for something else they want.

3. Ask to Take Them Somewhere Special

Invite them out to lunch and acknowledge what a difference their actions have made in your life. Be sure to take the time to tell them how much they’ve impacted you and how much you value them. Especially if they’re older, we don’t know how much time we have left them, so be sure to make the most of the time you do have. Many older people also struggle with loneliness, so this can be a wonderful way to give back to them!

I hope these tips help you find ways to show appreciation for a senior hero in your life. Be sure to #ChooseYourCommunityHero and enter them in this fabulous competition!

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