921. Martin Dorey

Leading beach clean-up campaigns

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Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners

920. Dave Kennard

Tackling plastic waste through underwater clean-ups

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919. Emily Penn

Undertaking scientific research to protect our ecosystems

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Commonwealth Points of Light 2018

CHOGM 2018

Her Majesty The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, is thanking individual volunteers across the 53 Commonwealth nations for the difference they are making in their communities and beyond.

One outstanding volunteer from each of these countries was recognised with Commonwealth Points of Light awards running up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, April 2018. Following the success of this programme, Her Majesty The Queen has decided to continue this work and award one volunteer from each Commonwealth country every week leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in 2020.

Select the flags on the map below to find out more about each of the winners.

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Fathoms Free

918. Rob Thompson

Promoting marine conservation

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See It, Pick It, Bin It Litter Action

917. Nick Urquhart

Improving the local environment

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Cherished Gowns

916. Megan McKay

Creating funeral gowns for stillborn and miscarried children out of donated wedding dresses

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Master Ayub

Commonwealth Point of Light 54. Ayub Khan

Improving the education and life chances of young people in Islamabad

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The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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