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Lieutenancy News

News feature

15th September 2022

The Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Statement from The Queen’s Green Canopy

‘Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and the wishes of our Patron, His Majesty The King, The Queen’s […]

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Extracts from an address given on 11th September by Vice Lord-Lieutenant – Sir Stephen Lamport GCVO DL at a Service of […]

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The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a licence to thrill for Surrey business

The Surrey Hills offers natural beauty and a much-needed opportunity to get away from it all for many of its […]

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Surrey Matters – August Edition

The August edition of Surrey Matters is out. See what you can do in Surrey over the school holidays including […]

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The Big Surrey and Sussex Thank You 2022

To say thank you to everyone who worked in health and care through the pandemic and as we recover, SASH […]

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South Asian Heritage Month

South Asian Heritage Month runs from Monday 18 July to Wednesday 17 August every year. It seeks to raise the […]

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Surrey Lieutenancy Sword

On 26 July 2022, Deputy Colonel of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR), Colonel Patrick Crowley MBE DL, presented […]

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Surrey Culture -new website

Surrey County Council has been working with partners to develop a new website for Surrey residents and visitors to explore […]

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Become a culture explorer and collect a culture passport from your library

Become a Surrey Culture Explorer and go on exciting adventures with a chance to win amazing prizes! The Surrey Culture Explorer […]

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Samaritans in Surrey- Samaritans Awareness Day

Samaritans vision is that fewer people die by suicide. But they are noy just there for the suicidal. They are […]

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Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

As regional chairman for the SE Lord Lieutenants on the Queen’s Award for Enterprise the Lord Lieutenant attended a celebratory […]

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The Challengers big play appeal

The Lord-Lieutenant as Patron of Challengers, has learned about their exciting new campaign ‘The Big Play Appeal’ to build a […]

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Mark Rowley appointed new commissioner of the Metrpolitan Police Service.

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to hear that Sir Mark Rowley has been named as the new commissioner of the Metropolitan […]

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Celebration for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022

As Regional Chairman for the SE Lord-Lieutenants on Queen’s Awards for Enterprise the Lord-Lieutenant attended a celebratory reception hosted by […]

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SECAmb’s open its tenth Make Ready Centre

On Wednesday 6th July The Lord-Lieutenant joined the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb) to officially open […]

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Farnham Homes for Ukraine

In Churt seven families have signed up for the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. The group have their own website: Home […]

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Homes for Ukraine – Perspective by Deputy Lieutenants Bill & Bridget Biddell

Bill & Bridget Biddell have opened their home in Hampton to a Ukrainian Family Time has moved on, and the […]

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War changes Everything – Moldova’s response to the Ukraine refugee crisis

Written By Peter Curran It’s war. Everything is destroyed,’ said Valerii, a Ukrainian refugee from Donetsk. He fled with his […]

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Surrey Hills Enterprises’ 10th Anniversary – Fetcham Park

On 21st June, The Lord-Lieutenant attended a special event at Fetcham Park to mark the 10th anniversary of community interest […]

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Surrey – the UK hub of disability motorsport

I recently had the privilege of visiting the home of one of the most pioneering motorsport organisations which is based […]

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The Queen Elizabeth II Stand, Epsom Downs

On 2 June, on the eve of this year’s Derby weekend and as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at […]

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Papa India 50th Anniversary Commemorations

On Saturday 18th June, The Lord-Lieutenant attended the Papa India 50th Anniversary Commemorations at St Mary’s Church and at the […]

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations across Surrey

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations started with Trooping the Colour and the Thanksgiving Service at St Pauls. On Saturday 4th June, […]

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Surrey Charities Roadshow

On Thursday 16th June, Guildford Cathedral held an inaugural ‘Surrey Charities Roadshow’  Opened by the High Sheriff of Surrey, His […]

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Walton Firs Celebration Day

On Saturday 11th June, The Lord-Lieutenant, along with Deputy Lieutenant, Sally Varah MBE, visited Walton Firs in Cobham to present […]

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Ukrainian Refugee Support Hub in Woking

The Lighthouse in Woking – known for its diversity and resourcefulness in supporting people in need – responded to the […]

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The Surrey History Centre

The Surrey History Centre is a remarkable cultural asset in Surrey which houses a vast collection of historical county records […]

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Three Surrey volunteer groups honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022 

The volunteers from three Surrey groups, who dedicate their valuable time and experience to help individuals and communities across this […]

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Principal of Royal Holloway honoured with CBE for services to higher education and technology

The Lord-Lieutenant is delighted that Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Deputy Lieutenant of […]

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Surrey residents named in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022

The Surrey Lieutenancy is delighted to congratulate the Surrey residents who have been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours […]

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: A Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration Sunday 5th June

On the 5th June, we will be holding The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: A Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration at Guildford Cathedral.  This is […]

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Lord-Lieutenant visits Surrey-based motorsport pioneers

On Wednesday 11th May, the Lord-Lieutenant spent the afternoon with Team BRIT at its base at Dunsfold Aerodrome near Cranleigh, […]

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‘I Choose Freedom’ Launch

On Tuesday 17th May, The Lord-Lieutenant attended the launch of ‘I Choose Freedom’ the new name for Reigate and Banstead […]

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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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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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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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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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Surrey Day 7th May

Surrey Life editor Faye Bartle with broadcaster Eamonn Holmes - Credit: Archant

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Spelthorne honours volunteers

On Tuesday 19th April, The Lord- Lieutenant attended the Spelthorne Civic Trust Awards where Spelthorne Borough Council paid tribute to […]

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Congratulations to the 4 companies in Surrey who are winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022!

Many congratulations to all businesses recognised with a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022, especially to the 4 winning Surrey companies, […]

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Little Bakers, Big Hearts for Ukraine

On Sunday 3rd April 2022 the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to join the Little Bakers and their families. At this event […]

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The War in Ukraine: Update from the Surrey Lieutenancy

As we all watch the events in Ukraine unfold with horror, at last there is a really positive story in […]

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Surrey Heritage Awards 2022

The Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Michael More-Molyneux, presented the trophies at the Surrey Heritage Awards 2022, held at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge […]

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023

The nomination window for the next round of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) will open as usual on […]

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World Health Day 7th April 2022

The team at Surrey Research Park are passionate about enabling a healthy community and we encourage you to focus on […]

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Surrey Investitures

On 29th March, the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to present National Honours at Loseley House to the following Surrey residents: Lt […]

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Platinum Jubilee & Queens Green Canopy visits to Wonersh and Shamley Green villages

On Thursday 17th March, The Lord-Lieutenant made a Platinum Jubilee visit to Wonersh. First stop was Wonersh & Shamley Green […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to The Well Being volunteer team

On Thursday 17th March, on behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant Martin Gerrard QPM, presented a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation […]

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Queen’s Green Canopy planting in Farnham

On Friday 11th March, an avenue of 40 mature trees was planted alongside the river in Farnham to commemorate Her […]

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A Prayer for Ukraine

The Dean of Guildford said “We have all seen the news in these past days regarding Ukraine and the horrors […]

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The Octagon Centre receives a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation

The Octagon Centre receives a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation On Sunday 6th March, The Octagon Centre at St Mary The […]

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#BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day invites us all to imagine a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination; a world that’s […]

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Inspiring Surrey volunteer groups nominated for 2022 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Volunteers from three Surrey groups, who dedicate their valuable time and experience to help individuals and communities across the county, […]

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Allianz Tree Planting Day Celebrates Surrey Hills Sustainability

The Lord Lieutenant attended the Allianz Tree Planting Day, held on Friday 25th February at Knowle Park in Cranleigh, and […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to The Amber Foundation

To mark the invaluable support provided by The Amber Foundation here in Surrey to those who needed a home and […]

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Guildford Samaritans and HMP Send Listeners receive Lieutenancy Certificates of Appreciation

Dedicated volunteers at Guildford Samaritans were awarded the Surrey Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation virtually during their AGM in November 2021. […]

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Queen’s Green Canopy Tree planting – National Tree Planting Day Friday 11th March

National Tree Planting Day is to be held on Friday 11th March and we are hoping that as many civic […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day – Thursday 27th January

On Thursday 27th January at 6pm via YouTube, The University of Surrey are hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day event to […]

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The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem presented in Surrey

On Tuesday 18th January the Lord-Lieutenant invested Karen Royle MStJ with the insignia as a member of The Most Venerable […]

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Lieutenancy Award presented to Yameem Deedar of the Shahin Tandoori

On Saturday 8th January on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant, Deputy Lieutenant, David Hypher OBE presented Yameem Deedar with a Lieutenancy […]

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Lieutenancy Certificates of Appreciation presented in Godalming

On behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant, Commander Susan Lochner JP RN presented Lieutenancy Certificates of Appreciation to Acorn, Cook, […]

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Sound and Art at Guildford Cathedral

SOUND AND LIGHT ART is projected in the Cathedral transforming and enveloping the space. See the very edge of the […]

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Surrey residents named in New Year Honours List 2022

The Surrey Lieutenancy is delighted to congratulate the 36 Surrey residents who have been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s New […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Sainsburys in Staines

On Tuesday 21st December, on behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant Nick Wood-Dow presented Sainsburys in Staines with a Lieutenancy […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Bocketts Farm Park

On Monday 20th December on behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant, Michael Hayman MBE presented Bocketts Farm Park with a […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to the team at Epsom and Ewell Scout Shop in Stoneleigh

On the 13th December Deputy Lieutenant, Martin Gerrard QPM presented a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation to the team at Epsom […]

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Lieutenancy Award presented to Shackleford resident, Quintus Van Koetsveld

On 16th December the Lord-Lieutenant presented Quintus Van Koetsveld with a Lieutenancy Award for his huge contribution to the village […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to The Witness Service

To mark the invaluable support provided by the Witness Service here in Surrey to those who came to court to […]

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Shepperton Studios takes part in Queen’s Green Canopy to begin its planting programme

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to attend the tree planting on 2nd December at Shepperton Studios where four cherry trees were planted […]

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TensCare Presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

The Lord-Lieutenant presented a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade to TensCare, a company best known for their unrivalled […]

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Shepperton Studios takes part in Queen’s Green Canopy to begin its planting programme

On 2nd December, Shepperton Studios planted four cherry trees in the gardens of Littleton House as part of the Queen’s […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation

On 21st November Therese Ricketts, Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Cuddington was presented during the morning service with a Lieutenancy […]

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Visit to Sime Gallery

On Wednesday 24th November, The Lord Lieutenant visited Sime Gallery in Worplesdon and was joined by Lady Elizabeth Toulson CBE […]

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White Ribbon Day 2021

Thursday 25 November is designated by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, […]

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16 DAYS OF ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND WHITE RIBBON DAY 2021!

On White Ribbon Day Thursday 25 November, and the 16 days to end violence against women that follow, we are […]

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Visit to Gosden House School

On Wednesday 17th November The Lord-Lieutenant, along with The High Sheriff, visited Gosden House School in Shalford to attend their […]

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Surrey Investitures

On 9th November the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to present five Surrey residents with […]

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Taking Remembrance to new generations

On Wednesday 10th November, local primary school teacher Richard Stanton welcomed the Lord Lieutenant to his Godalming home for the […]

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Message from the Royal British Legion

Every year since 1919, the nation has paused for two minutes in silence remembering the millions of men and women […]

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Wellbeing Garden opening at Guildford Fire Station

On Friday 5th November the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to be asked to open the Wellbeing Garden at Guildford fire station.  […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Muslim Women’s Group

Deputy Lieutenant, Neelam Devesher presented a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation to Shahin Mohamed, Shapna Begum, and Waliat Hammed of Muslim […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Surrey Heath Muslim Association

Soyab Norat, Chairman of Surrey Heath Muslim Association was presented with the Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation by Deputy Lieutenant for […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Surrey Hindu Cultural Association

Deputy Lieutenant Neelam Devesher presented a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation to Surrey Hindu Cultural Association. Presented to Jasmine Kapoor who […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to the GASP Motor Project

The GASP Motor Project – with representative from the charity’s tutors and support team, management and trustees – came together […]

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Certificate of Appreciation presented to Global Grooves Foundation

A Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation has been presented by Deputy Lieutenant Neelam Devesher to Violet Kushonga on behalf of Langton […]

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Certificate of Appreciation presented to Liaise

A Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation has been presented by Deputy Lieutenant Neelam Devesher, to Ishrat Ahmad who is a Support […]

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Certificate of Appreciation presented to Be My Hope

A Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation has been presented by Deputy Lieutenant Neelam Devesher to Violet Kushonga and Portia Kondoni from […]

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Certificate of Appreciation presented to GoRendang

A Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation has been presented by Deputy Lieutenant Neelam Devesher to GoRendang. GoRendang is a social enterprise […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Hope Africa

A Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation has been presented by Deputy Lieutenant Neelam Devesher to Mark Mpungu from Hope Africa for […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to Camberley Nepali Society

A Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation has been presented by Deputy Lieutenant Neelam Devesher to Debbahadur Ghale, the chairman of Camberley […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation presented to HMP Send

Representatives of the HMP Send Chaplaincy have been presented with the Surrey Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of the […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation

The staff and volunteers at The Meath in Godalming received a Surrey Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation last week from Caroline […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation

On Tuesday 26th October, on behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant, Paul Layzell presented a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation to […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation

On behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant, Paul Layzell presented a Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation to Runnymede Foodbank. Runnymede Foodbank’s […]

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Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation

On behalf of the Lieutenancy, Deputy Lieutenant, Tim Wates presented three companies with Lieutenancy Certificates of Appreciation for all their […]

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SMALL SURREY CHARITIES WELCOME TARGETED SUPPORT FROM SURREY LIEUTENANCY

The first ever comprehensive survey of local charities in Surrey, conducted by members of the Charities and Communities Group set […]

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