It is good that philanthropy, charitable effort & community support have been recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours. In Rutland we have received considerably more honours than might be expected from the size of our population. We should be especially proud of Sir William Adderley (Knight Bachelor); Ali Wainwright MBE (especially for work with the foodbank); Peter Lawson BEM and Janet Thompson BEM. Congratulations !
Veterans’ Breakfasts restart in Oakham
June 5th: It was so good to meet up with Rutland veterans along with with past and present High Sherriffs & Healthwatch Rutland, all outside The Grainy for the first breakfast club since Covid restrictions have been eased. ‘Zoom’ is nothing quite like seeing people in person – even if still socially distanced.
Rutland Rotaract gets a Queen’s Award
June 1st – in Volunteer’s Week, thank you to all of Rutland’s many wonderful volunteers. So many people make a huge difference unpaid in county & beyond.
Congratulations and thanks are due especially to Rutland Rotoract Family Support Centre for winning national and Royal recognition in the form of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This can be considered to the equivalent of being awarded an MBE for voluntary groups. It reflects the group’s outstanding support to special needs children & their families for 20 + years. Rutland is proud!
Planning Rutland’s Memorial Heritage Orchard
It was inspiring to visit an established heritage orchard at the Allerton Project. Thanks to expert Alastair Leake .
Rutland’s heritage memorial orchard, to be planted at the Rutland Showground, will be a special tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.
Work starts on D of E permanent memorial
Thanks to Hanson UK at Ketton for inviting me, sculptor Chris Groombridge & fund raiser Sinclair Rogers to choose a stone for the base of a centrepiece for Rutland’s memorial heritage orchard, which will be a permanent tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh. The orchard will be planted this coming winter at the Rutland Showground
Ketton Bereavement Point
24th May – Opening the Ketton Bereavement Point run by trained volunteers with help from all 3 of Rutland’s hospices: Dove Cottage Hospice, Thorpe Hall and LOROS. This service will be friendly accessible & safe & provides comfort & companionship to the bereaved. See Dying matters.