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Michael More-Molyneux

Here you can find information and updates on the role and activities of the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux, and the ways in which the Lieutenancy supports and impacts on the life, business and communities of our county.

The War in Ukraine: Message From The Lord-Lieutenant

We are all horrified by the violence and cruelty of events in the Ukraine.  The war has brought terrible suffering for its people, and devastation to a beautiful and historic part of Europe.

The response of people and organisations across Britain has been huge – from the level of donations to charities and the organising of relief consignments to the generosity of thousands of people ready to open their homes to Ukrainian refugee families.  And Surrey has been no exception.

We all want to help in whatever way we can, large or small.  One obvious route is, of course, through donations to the many charities, like the Red Cross and UNICEF, involved in relief work of all kinds in Ukraine itself and among those giving help to the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees.  Such charities are almost limitless in number.  And for those of us who may not want to choose an individual charity a donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee www.dec.org.uk will mean contributing to a range of leading charities working to alleviate need and suffering in the area.

Alongside this there are countless groups and organisations, throughout Britain, doing work of all kinds to provide support to Ukraine.  Surrey is an important part of the national effort and there are community initiatives springing up throughout the County.  Raising awareness about them and supporting such current and future endeavour is something to which we can all contribute.  But how do we get to know what is being done in Surrey or how we might offer our support to such work?  There is no single answer.  But you may find it helpful to know some of the local – rather than national – organisations you can contact which can provide avenues for your own wish to help.  These include:

                –  Surrey County Council: website surrey.gov.uk
                –  The Community Foundation for Surrey: website cfsurrey.org.uk
                –  Your local Borough Council’s website
                –  Your local parish church (and through their website)

The Lieutenancy is in touch with many of these organisations, and will continue to do what it can to support and highlight the many kinds of practical assistance they and others are giving across the County.

The present indications are, distressingly, that the conflict in Ukraine, and the suffering and needs of its people, will continue for a long time.  So the importance of the support and contribution we can all make will not diminish. The courageous Ukrainian people will go on needing our committed help and prayers.  Meanwhile I do, as Lord-Lieutenant, thank every one of you for the support I know you are already giving.

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Monday 9th May 2022

Surrey Day

On Saturday 7th May, The Lord- Lieutenant, his wife Sarah, and granddaughter River celebrated Surrey Day 2022 with visits across […]

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International Nurses Day

On Thursday 12th May the Lord Lieutenant was welcomed to The Royal Surrey in Guildford, to mark International Nurses Day. […]

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Surrey Day 2022

On Saturday 8th May, Surrey Day, The Vice Lord Lieutenant, Sir Stephen Lamport, and his wife Angela, Lady Lamport visited […]

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Holme Farm launches on Surrey Day

On Saturday 8th May, Surrey Day, around 500 people attended the Holme Farm Launch at Clifton Garden Centre in Weybridge, […]

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The Surrey Tree of Life Memorial unveiling

On Thursday 5th May, the Lord-Lieutenant attended, alongside Rabbi Alex Goldberg, Dean of Religious Life and Belief, the official unveiling […]

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Surrey Day 7th May 2022

Join us in celebrating Surrey Day on May 7th, 2022, with a full line-up of fun and festivities including walks along the North […]

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Platinum Jubilee Book

Children in state-funded primary schools across the United Kingdom will, from mid-May, begin to receive a free commemorative book to […]

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Design a Jubilee Crown

This year marks a very special anniversary as Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch in history to […]

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A gallop through history

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, a very special event will take place in the […]

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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Eternal Garden opening

On Thursday 28th April the Lord-Lieutenant attended the official Eternal Garden opening at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. The Eternal […]

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Covid-19: Community response

COVID-19 is a grave challenge facing people around the world, within our country and here in our own county, Surrey.

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Royal Visits and Events

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family make almost 3,000 visits across the United Kingdom each year. In Surrey, as in other counties, official functions are often included in these visits.

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Sunday 8th July 2018

Volunteers of BERT receive a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at Brockham Green

The volunteers of the Brockham Emergency Response Team (BERT) were one of nine Surrey groups to receive the Award.

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