The UK’s 66 over 66 – Gold Age Power List by WRVS

June 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Putting HRH the Queen, Sir Alex Ferguson and Mick Jagger in the same sentence seems a little bizarre. However, today they have all being listed on the Gold Age Power List which recognises the contributions to society from people aged 66 and over.

The Gold Age Power list or ‘The UK’s 66 over 66’  includes some pretty impressive names and highlight the fact that elderly people here in the UK really are making a difference within all areas of society from arts and literature, business, public services, sports and local community help.

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The judging panels, which  included Good Housekeeping editor Lindsay Nicholson and Gransnet editor Geraldine Bedell, had a tough job choosing the 66 featured (they went for 66 people over the age of 66 as it fitted nicely with the 1945 baby boom).

Of course, the panel did a fantastic job and have managed to include a hugely diverse list of people who have made outstanding contributions and proved that age doesn’t have to come with the stigma of becoming a burden to society.

Joining the Queen on 2011’s list includes Delia Smith, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, David Attenborough, funny man Billy Connolly, my favourite actress Dame Judi Dench, Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis, Sir Paul McCartney and scientist Robert Winston along with a host of others.

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Joining those familiar names is a selection of local volunteers who work tirelessly within their community to make where they work and live much better places. The inclusion of hardworking, ordinary people has really drawn my attention to the list. As it’s wonderful to be able to congratulation volunteers, who save Britain millions of pounds every year, alongside the Queen and other highly thought after figures.

What a great way to show that age doesn’t, and shouldn’t stop anyone from achieving great things!

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