A splendid collection of Rutland Honours

One of the great pleasures of being Lord-Lieutenant is that I am occasionally asked to present National Honours to Rutland residents on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. This year Rutlanders have been awarded a disproportionately large number of honours in relation to the size of our population – a reflection of our county’s volunteering spirit, I believe.

The Rutland Rotoract Family Support Group have won a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for providing support to families with children with additional needs. Thanks to the Rutland Lions for providing abarbeque and the wonderful Pippa Owen.

The British Empire Medal (BEM) is awarded for outstanding service to the community.

Congratulations to Jacqui Darlington on being awarded her richly deserved British Empire Medal for her work over years setting up ⁦ OHCRutland⁩ (a group helping young adults with additional needs to go out with peers, supported by age appropriate Leaders, to do what others take for granted), her work with ⁦Healthwatch Rutland⁩ ⁦Carers UK⁩ and much more!

It was great pleasure to award Archie Sains for stalwart #volunteer service over 18 years to Voluntary Action Rutland , LOROS Hospice⁩ , Rutland Council⁩ ⁦and at Rutland Museum⁩ .