Women in Philanthropy

I’m proud to be a member of the steering committee of Women in Philanthropy, which raises money for 3 less well known charities each year and also promotes them.

This year £3,793.44 each to (1) Centre for Fun and Families, (2) New Dawn New Day, (3 )Dementia Friendly Garden.  And another £3,000 + given to last year’s charities.

Youth mental resilience

Rutland ‘s young people are determined to increase mental resilience and awareness of mental health. Last month representatives from all of the secondary schools in county held a meeting. They back Resilient Rutland in its Big Lotter bid. Fingers Crossed!

Her Majesty’s Letters Patent

Fabulous day today – proper spring sunshine and my Letters Patent from Her Majesty The Queen arrived, formally appointing me Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland. Complete with a remarkably large red seal and a red leather wallet.

A real red letter day!

Press Release


Dr Sarah Furness has been named as the next Lord Lieutenant of Rutland. Sarah says ‘I never dreamt that I would be appointed to such a role. It is an enormous honour to serve Her Majesty The Queen as her representative in Rutland – a county I love. I am delighted and will serve Her Majesty and Rutland diligently.’

Sarah will be known to many people in Rutland as she was High Sheriff of Rutland from 2016 -17. Her year saw the introduction of the Hue and Cry, races for charity down Oakham High Street, Continue reading “Press Release”