An outstanding Wrexham volunteer has been recognised by Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort as part of the official Coronation celebrations in conjunction with Royal Voluntary Service.

Enid Waterfall MBE, 88, volunteers with the charity Teenage Cancer Trust and has been crowned a Coronation Champion.

This follows a call out to the nation to nominate their volunteer heroes. Almost 5,000 entries were received, with nominations made for individuals aged 14 up to 103.

Enid impressed judges with her fundraising efforts for Teenage Cancer Trust. In total, she, alongside her family members, has helped raise over £70,000 for the charity’s work supporting young people with cancer.   

Enid was inspired to fundraise for Teenage Cancer Trust by her grandson Richard, who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma aged 21 and was himself an avid supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust, raising thousands. However, after four operations and numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Richard sadly died in January 2018. 

Enid has found lots of creative ways to fundraise, involving her local community with local schools, garden centres, shops, pubs, Girl Guides, Brownies and her local church all taking part.

In 2020 she received a Teenage Cancer Trust Award for her efforts, then in 2022 she was honoured with a BEM in the Queens Jubilee Birthday Honours for her services to Girlguiding and charity, and included in HELLO! magazine’s Kind List.  

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.

All Coronation Champions, including Enid have been invited to attend one of the official Coronation celebrations, such as the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party. Enid will also receive a specially designed, official Coronation Champions pin and a certificate signed by Their Majesties.

Enid said: “I feel deeply honoured to be given this award. I am sure every single person who was nominated all go above and beyond in their volunteering services. This award is great thanks to all the people who constantly support me in all my fundraising and are always willing to contribute their time and finances. I will wear my badge with pride.”


Kate Collins, Chief Executive, Teenage Cancer Trust, said:  “It is wonderful that Enid has been recognised for her remarkable volunteering and support for Teenage Cancer Trust and is a Coronation Champion.

“She’s undoubtedly a champion for young people with cancer. Inspired by her late grandson Richard’s approach to his cancer Enid’s support and fundraising have not only inspired so many people they have made sure other young people don’t face cancer alone.

“Everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust hopes Enid has a wonderful time at the Coronation Celebrations. Congratulations Enid!”

Catherine Johnstone CBE, Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service said: “We were completely blown away by the response to the Community Champions Awards and the huge volume of amazing nominees put forward. Our judges had a tough job selecting just 500 Champions from an array of thousands of inspirational individuals, who all deserve to be recognised and commended.“

“Each of our Coronation Champions displayed a commitment and contribution that far exceeds any expectation and we’re overjoyed to honour and thank them during this exciting point in history.”