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Appointment of new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

Appointment of new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

The Lady Colgrain, the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent has, with Her Majesty The Queen’s approval, appointed Brigadier (Retd) Trevor Minter OBE DL, of Canterbury, to be her Vice Lord-Lieutenant.  He will serve a three-year term with effect from Monday 9th November 2020. Brigadier Minter has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2002 and has served on the […]

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Appointment of new Kent Deputy Lieutenants announced – 29 October 2020

Appointment of new Kent Deputy Lieutenants announced – 29 October 2020

Eight new Deputy Lieutenants of Kent have been appointed today, each of them honoured for their positive contributions to the County and the Nation. They are Mrs Jane Ashton (Ashford); Mr Tim Bull (Tunbridge Wells); Mr Lennox Cato (Sevenoaks); Mrs Kate Fenwick (Ashford); Mr Nicholas Hely-Hutchinson (Sevenoaks); Lady Newey (Sevenoaks); Lord Northbourne (Dover); and Professor […]

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Compassionate Community Awards

Compassionate Community Awards

The Lord-Lieutenant was pleased to be invited to join the judging panel for the inaugural Compassionate Community Awards which recognised individuals who have helped their communities during the pandemic.  The awards were organised by the Heart of Kent Hospice with Maidstone Borough Council and the Kent Messenger and the winners received their awards at a […]

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Remembrance 2020

Remembrance 2020

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Remembrance events will not be able to take place in the usual way.  However, the Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants will be attending socially distanced services and laying poppy wreaths across the County to show our support for the Armed Forces during this difficult time.  We are encouraging people to ‘Remember From […]

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Gillingham Street Angels

Gillingham Street Angels

Having visited the Gillingham Street Angels and seeing first-hand the hard work and dedication of all their volunteers, it is clear that this charity is making a real and lasting impact in the Medway area. Therefore it is with great pleasure that the Lord-Lieutenant has accepted their kind invitation to become their Patron.  Lady Colgrain […]

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World Homeless Day 2020

World Homeless Day 2020

World Homeless Day is on Saturday 10 October 2020.  Ahead of this, Porchlight asked the Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants to support their Wear Purple for Porchlight campaign to raise awareness of the organisation and the incredible, and sadly much needed, work they do in the County for the homeless and vulnerable in our communities.  It […]

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Chairman of Kent County Council’s Civic Reception

Chairman of Kent County Council’s Civic Reception

On Monday evening, the Lord-Lieutenant attended the Chairman of Kent County Council’s Virtual Civic Reception.  Lady Colgrain joined the Chairman, Graham Gibbens and the High Sheriff of Kent to meet with the Mayors and the Chairmen in the County and welcome any new Mayors and Chairmen who have taken up their role during this unusual […]

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Folkestone Salvation Army Feeding the Homeless

Folkestone Salvation Army Feeding the Homeless

On Monday 28 September, Major Dennis Bradley visited the Folkestone Corps of the Salvation Army in Folkestone where they were feeding the homeless and hungry whilst wearing purple to raise awareness of the forthcoming World Homeless Day on 10 October. To date since lockdown, the Folkestone Corps of the Salvation Army have served 1,854 hot […]

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Ride and Stride 2020

Ride and Stride 2020

As a Patron of Ride and Stride, the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to take part in the annual Ride and Stride event this year on Saturday 12 September.  The event raises funds for the most in need Churches in the County.  To find out more about this excellent organisation, you can read more here.  The Lord-Lieutenant’s route […]

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