Covid-19

I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.

Her Majesty The Queen, 19th March 2020

A Message from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey,
Michael More-Molyneux

In the accompanying short film, I pay tribute to – and thank – Surrey’s emergency services, including the NHS and our hospitals, Surrey Police and the Fire and Rescue Service, our care homes and so many more. Across these organisations, dedicated individuals have committed themselves to the fight against Covid over the past year and, as a county, we are incredibly appreciative for all that they have done for our safety.

In addition to these professional services, we have armies of volunteers who have organised food banks for families and individuals without the wherewithal to feed themselves. We have volunteers who have looked after the vulnerable – very often people whom they have never met before – and cared for their neighbours. If it wasn’t for their commitment and their dedication, Surrey would be in a much more precarious position today.

In finishing, I want to share that I spoke with my 99-year-old mother and asked her which was worse: the Second World War or Covid? Without hesitation she responded: “Covid. I had my freedom with the Second World War. I could see my friends, I could see my family, I could go to the shops.” Of course, she can do none of these things at the present moment.

Let us hope that, with the brilliance of the new vaccines, we can foresee our freedom returning. In the meantime, I send my very best wishes to you all, with the hope that you and your families will keep safe.

Michael More-Molyneux
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey

11th March 2021

The full message from Her Majesty The Queen, 19th March 2020 can be found at: www.royal.uk

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