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Sep 28, 2018

EAM House based in Partington, Trafford held a community event to join in ‘The World's Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Friday 28th September in aid of  Macmillan’s charity fundraising for people facing cancer. Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL was delighted to be invited to attend the event.

EAM House is part of EAM Care Group and  is an 8 bedded home for young people with complex health needs. The home has its own gardens, which incorporates a sensory room, greenhouse and shaded area for the young people to enjoy, it is registered under Care Quality Commission providing 24-hour nursing care, respite care services and social care to young people. Also on the site is  EAM Lodge, Trafford, otherwise known "Number 46" which is a 5-bed nursing home offer residential and respite care for young people with complex health needs from 18 years.

The Photo to the right includes Abigail Hutchinson, Charlotte Mann , Founder MD Liz Marland, Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL , Clare Mcfarlane, and  young person Elizabeth, who lives at EAM.

Founder MD, Elizabeth Marland said; “ We believe that providing care is more than simply ‘looking after’ people, it is about involving them and their families in the decisions about the care they receive. We create an environment that combines high quality care with fun and enjoyment. “

During her visit Lorraine heard many comments from the public  on how lovely it was of EAM House to hold an event which was not for their own fundraising efforts but for a charity close to many people’s hearts.

EAM Care Group also provide EAM Lodge - Manchester is a 6-bed nursing home in Wythenshawe  and EAM Homecare provides families with care and support at home offering an alternative to residential and nursing home care.

The Photo to the left includes: Wendy Sookasian , Reverend  Andrew Knight of St Mary’s Church Partington, Nick Whimpanny MD of EAM, Lorraine Worsley Carter  MBE DL and young person James Ratcliffe.

Sep 11, 2018

Susan Craig JP DL was delighted to represent The Lord-Lieutenant at the Citizenship Ceremony at Sale Town Hall on 11th September. Along with The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Tom Ross, she welcomed 16 people as new UK citizens and gave them greetings from Her Majesty The Queen.

The ceremony, organised by the Register Office at the Town Hall was also attended by pupils from Wellfield Junior School, Sale. The pupils were there to help the new citizens feel very much welcome in Trafford and they really made the occasion. They were in great voice during the singing of The National Anthem and then they read a poem, The British (serves 60 million), by Benjamin Zephaniah. Afterwards they gave each of the 16 new citizens, along with The Mayor and Susan, a bookmark they had made, printed with the Union Jack. It was fantastic to see that pupils, from a school which advocates social and moral values and prepares pupils for life in modern Britain, were part of an event which does the same for our new citizens. The Headteacher Mr. Dutton, and in fact the whole school, must be very proud.

Becoming a British citizen is a significant life event. Apart from allowing those seeking British citizenship by naturalisation to apply for a British citizen passport, it also gives the applicant the opportunity to participate more fully in the life of their local community. As part of the process is the citizenship ceremony. The ceremony will usually take place close to where the applicant lives and is organised by the local council and are usually done in groups. The Register Offices do a great job in organising ceremonies which are dignified yet celebratory and the Lieutenancy is proud to be part of them across Greater Manchester.

Mar 19, 2018

Salford’s Proud and Loud Arts, formed in 2000, is a disability-led theatre company creating performances with fun and energy using their own ideas, experiences and imagination. The main aim of their work is to create performances which express the views of people with disabilities and to raise awareness of disability. They achieve this by creating innovative and thought provoking performances from the perspectives of artists living with disability labels.

They are raising funds to have a permanent base in Salford. The Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Cllr Peter Connor, welcomed some of the Proud and Loud team to the Mayor’s Parlour where he and Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL received 2 cheques on their behalf from, Rosamund Gregson, of Santander.
L-R Lorraine Worsley Carter. Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Cllr Peter Connor, artists Janet, Michael and Kelly, with Rosamund Gregson – Santander and producer Tom Hogan.

Mar 8, 2018

The Lord-Lieutenant and Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL both recently visited the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester. The Lord-Lieutenant attended to present a well deserved £10,000 from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund and Manchester Guardian Society to assist with the renovation project. Lorraine attended at the Pankhurst Museum at The Pankhurst Centre to become a Friend (Pictured).

The Pankhurst Centre stands at 60-62 Nelson Street in Manchester, it is where Emmeline Pankhurst and her family lived and formed the Women’s Social and Political Union, (WSPU). The Centre is a fitting reminder of the Suffragette movement. 

 As a women’s community centre it provides and offers space for activities and events run by women, for women. It offers a unique place in which women can learn together, work on projects and socialise. It is a vibrant centre that hosts a number of women’s organisations and projects that support women, thus continuing the struggle that the Suffragettes began, fighting for women’s rights, all those years ago.

 By 1908 all the Pankhursts had moved to London to be at the centre of the growing campaign and by 1979 the houses had fallen into disrepair and permission was sought to demolish both 60 and 62 Nelson Street. This produced a storm of protest and the request was rejected and the houses leased to the Pankhurst Trust. The trust was established to restore the buildings and put them back into public use. Through extensive fundraising the Trust raised the half a million pounds required to carry out the project.

 In 1984 the restoration work started. Progress was slow as labour was recruited through Community Programme Schemes to ensure that women were employed on the site.

 The Centre was opened by Helen Pankhurst and Barbara Castle on 11th October 1987: the anniversary of the first meeting of the Suffragettes in 1903.

 For more information about the centre and to find out how you could become a friend please visit

Feb 2, 2018

Rochdale Town Hall is a Victorian-era municipal building in Rochdale town centre. It is recognised as being one of the finest municipal buildings in the country known for its unique and detailed architecture and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The Town Hall functions as the ceremonial headquarters of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council and houses some local government departments, including the borough's civil registration office.

Although the majority of local government functions take place in Rochdale's Municipal Offices building, Rochdale Town Hall continues to be used for cultural and ceremonial functions. For instance it is used for the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale's mayoralty, civil registry and for formal naturalisation in British Citizenship ceremonies.

The Friends of Rochdale Town Hall (FoRTH) are a group of volunteers who raise funds to help pay for some of the upkeep which otherwise the council could not afford. The group, who are all people who are very fond of the building, have raised funds to do anything from restoring paintings to providing welcome mats for the entrances.

On 2nd February the group held a fundraising dinner at the Town Hall to raise further funds. Mrs Edith Conn OBE JP DL attended on behalf of The Lord-Lieutenant and is pictured with the group’s Patron, Sir David Trippier and his wife and The Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale, Councillor Ian and Mrs Christine Duckworth.

Jan 23, 2018

Becoming a British citizen is a significant life event. Apart from allowing those seeking British citizenship by naturalisation to apply for a British citizen passport, it also gives the applicant the opportunity to participate more fully in the life of their local community. As part of the process there is a citizenship ceremony. The ceremony will usually take place close to where the applicant lives and is organised by the local council and are usually done in groups. The ceremonies are dignified yet celebratory and the Lieutenancy is proud to be part of them across Greater Manchester.

At the ceremonies a Deputy Lieutenant attends and brings greetings to the attendees from The Queen. Each ceremony gives the opportunity to get to know the applicants a little better and to hear their stories. At a recent ceremony in Salford, attended by Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL, one of the applicants, Ms Alhumaidi and her mother had handmade and decorated a box on which they had put the words from the first verse of the National Anthem and she filled this with all sorts of confectionery from her homeland of Saudi Arabia. This added a little extra to this ceremony and was welcomed by Salford Registry Team, The Ceremonial Mayor, Councillor Peter Connor and Lorraine.

Oct 9, 2017

Boot out Breast Cancer is a charity based in the Bolton area of Greater Manchester. The charity's mission is to provide equipment for as many breast cancer units in NHS Hospitals as possible. The charity was set up in 2010 by Debbie Dowie who was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2009. She decided to turn her experience with breast cancer into a positive one and created the charity and now with a group of friends fundraise to provide much needed equipment in NHS Hospitals.

A fundraising kickstart event was recently hosted by the Principal Manchester and was attended by Mr Kui Man (Gerry) Yeung OBE DL, this year’s High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, his wife, Mrs Joanne Yeung and Edith Conn OBE DL and Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL.

At the event a cheque was presented to Debbie by the newest member of her team, Sally-ann McGladdery who had recently suffered from breast cancer, this kick starts a year’s fundraising with a target of around £100,000 culminating in a Ball at Principal Manchester in September 2018. In the last 8years £800,000 has been raised by the charity which is based in Bolton. 

The cheque was for £5,220 and was raised by Stand Cricket Club from a fundraising event during a first team match held earlier in the year.


L-R   Donna Rothwell, Joanne Crompton, Debbie Dowie, Sally-ann McGladdery, Sharon Chantry , High Sheriff, Sharon Cameron Regional Sales Director of Principal Manchester


Aug 14, 2017

The Friends of Walkden Station (FOWS) is a community volunteer group, founded in February 2007 that campaigns for improved facilities and services from Walkden station in Greater Manchester. They received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2016. Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL visited Walkden Station and met Andy Barlow, Chair of FOWS to get an update about their work.

Their first art project has been installed recently at the station, designed by a local artist, Mark Mennell, working together with young people from Salford College. This has fulfilled a long-held ambition for FOWS, and they hope to follow this up in due course with further art projects involving local schools.

The Friends of Walkden Station have also completed their installation of planters and troughs recently too.

Andy told Lorraine, “Amongst other projects we have been working on, is our station car park proposal which looks to be bearing fruit, with strong support from Salford City Council to deliver a 107-space facility on a former council depot adjacent to our station -subject to final allocation of funding.”

Full details can be found on their website

Jul 5, 2017

Salford DL Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE was invited by the director Sue Jenkins and writer of the play Danny Clifford to attend their last night of ‘From Heaven to Hell.’ The play took place at the Salford Arts Theatre, a community theatre in the heart of Salford.

The play is a story, based on true events, of love, loss and loyalty dedicated to the 1st Salford Pals who died at the battle of the Somme. Two men join the Salford Pals in the First World War and form an unlikely friendship. Before they head off to war they experience fun, laughter and love. The story contrasts life at the front line and experiences in the 1916 Battle of the Somme with the women left behind in Salford.

 The Story not only focuses on the men fighting, but on the relationships between them and the women left behind and the struggles as they adjust to life without their husbands.

Profits from the play will go to the British Legion.

Lorraine is pictured alongside the producer, Sue Jenkins and the writer, Danny Clifford.

Jul 4, 2017

Lorraine Worsley Carter  MBE DL attends the the Ordsall and Langworthy Networking Event held at Together Trust, a charity that offers care, support and special education to children, adults and families, in Ordsall.

It was an opportunity to meet representatives from many local organisations including Salford Council, the Neighbourhood Policing Team, the Health Improvement Team and community organisations such as Salford Credit Union and also Salford CVS promoting volunteering within the community.

Lorraine is pictured here with Mr. Bernard Nwaiwu, Projects Director for the CEDE Foundation who help people in the margins of society through delivery of employment skills and support, helping them to live healthy lifestyles and by promoting intergenerational activities and active citizenship.

Jun 13, 2017

On Wednesday 7 June 2017 the Tameside District Committee visited the new Mayor of Tamside, Councillor Joyce Bowerman, to present her with a cheque from The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to help towards her nominated charities. 

This year the Mayor will be supporting four charities they are:

Marie Curie

Tameside 4 Good

Anthony Seddon Fund

Mesothelioma UK Charitable Fund

Pictured with the Mayor is her husband and consort Fred, Sharman Birtles JP DL, Wing Commander Roy Catterall DL RAF VR(t) and Commander (SCC) Janet Evans MBE DL RNR

May 22, 2017

Physiotherapist, Jadwiga Siuda of Therapy First Physiotherapy, based at Media City Salford, has been awarded a 'Certificate of Recognition in Career Progression in Health and Care’ in the Learning Matters Health and Care Awards in the North West. 

Learning Matters Awards are part of a cross sector adult learning campaign delivered for the health and care sector through a number of key partnerships. The campaign grew out of the biggest and longest running learning campaign in Europe – Adult Learners Week. Both campaigns and awards are all about celebrating and recognising the achievements of people who find time and energy to learn something new each year and whose stories provide the inspiration to encouragement to  others.

Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and a Salford Quays resident was asked to present the certificate to Jadwiga on behalf of Health Education England, Voluntary Sector North West and Manchester Museum.

Mar 21, 2017

Each borough in Greater Manchester hold Citizenship Ceremonies. Administered and conducted by the Register Offices, a Deputy Lieutenant attends each ceremony and congratulates the attendees on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and the Lord-Lieutenant.

At a recent Trafford Citizenship Ceremony, children from Year 6 of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Sale attended, recited a Poem, presented each of the new Citizens with a souvenir book mark and heartedly joined in the singing of the National Anthem.

Their presence added greatly to the occasion and was welcomed by all present. The children are pictured with Paul Goddard LVO DL and The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Judith Lloyd. Paul said, "The children really made the new citizens feel welcome. This was a great idea by Trafford Register Office and really adds to the sense of occasion"

If you want to become a British Citizen you will find guidance here

Mar 17, 2017

All Saints Primary School in Gorton held a "World at Work Week" between the 13th March and the 17th March 2017. During the week they had visits to the Football Museum, Gorton Monastery and the Space Project as well as holding a job fair where the children were given the opportunity to interview people from different professions in order to find out more about each role.

Paul Griffiths DL, who grew up in Gorton, is a previous High Sheriff and the Chairman of the Gorton Monastery Trust. He attended at the school to talk about his current and previous roles and his duties as a Deputy Lieutenant at the school assembly.

The children were very excited as he went to the school in his uniform and took time out to visit all the classrooms so that all the children had the opportunity to ask lots of questions.

The picture shows him with Ms Toni Elliott Headteacher and all the form leaders.


Feb 19, 2017

Deputy Lieutenant, Joyce Redfearn CBE, presented a cheque from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to St Elizabeth’s Church Aspull, Wigan.

The cheque was handed to Rev Simon Pritchard following the morning service on Sunday 19th February. Joyce then had an opportunity to speak with church members and listen to what has been done over the past 6 years to restore the building, and also what the future plans are. She was also given a copy of the church guide book containing relevant historical facts and information about the building.

The money will be used as part of a huge fundraising effort by the church to upgrade the internal facilities of the building so that it is more accessible to community groups of all ages throughout the week. The facilities will include a meeting room new toilets including disabled facilities and a new well equipped kitchen area.

Aug 13, 2015
Viv Carter, Chair of the Rochdale, presented a cheque from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to the  District Darnhill Ladies Group.
The cheque will enable the Ladies Group to begin planning for the following year's carnival which is now recognised as being instrumental in generating community cohesion in a very deprived and isolated part of the Borough.