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Sep 28, 2018
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Boroughs

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 12, 2018
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General

Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL attended the opening of the Pankhurst Garden, led by Lord Mayor Councillor June Hitchen. The Garden, located at the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester, was designed by Janet Leigh to tell the story of the incredible women who won the vote, and was made possible by a crowd-funding campaign. The Garden also offers a therapeutic space for women and children who use Manchester Women’s Aid.

Featured in the picture is (left to right) Bex Shindler of the Pankhurst Trust; Janet Leigh, Pankhurst Garden designer; Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL; Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor June Hitchen and her Consort, Councillor Carmine Grimshaw.

Design of the space was based on Edwardian knot gardens, a term used to describe a formal garden laid out in an intricate design. The use of box hedging reflects the restrictions and confinements that women were living in and fighting against at the time of the suffragettes, while vibrant plants in the colours of purple, white and green depict the colours adopted by the women’s suffrage movement; purple for dignity, white for purity and green for hope.

Red planting outside the parlour window symbolises the hardship, personal sacrifice and loss of life endured by the women who led the movement. Plant varieties with female names were also selected to remember some of the women who fought so hard for equality.

Lavender was donated to the garden in memory of Councillor Sheila Newman, who died in February 2018, by her Labour sisters.

Sep 11, 2018
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Boroughs

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.

Jul 18, 2018
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Deputies

It is with great sadness that we announce the deaths over the weekend of Major Edmund Gartside TD DL MA and Major John Abbott TD DL FCILT.

Major Gartside served in the Lancashire Fusiliers, commanding a TA company in Rochdale, and was a member of the Lancashire Area Council of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and a Director of the Fusiliers Museum in Bury.

He became a Deputy Lieutenant in 1990 retiring in 2008 and was The High Sheriff between 1995 and 1996.

Major Abbott completed National Service and then continued with an active career in the TA where he attained the rank of Major (Rtd). He maintained active interest and was the past Chairman, East Cheshire Committee of the Army Benevolent Fund and President, Manchester Branch, of The Royal Army Service Corps.

He became a Deputy Lieutenant in 1993 retiring in 2014 and was The High Sheriff between 2000 and 2001.

May 10, 2018
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General

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr Warren J.Smith, presented The British Empire Medal (BEM) to 5 worthy recipients in a ceremony at Bury Town Hall on 10th May 2018. The Mayors from all the recipients' home towns also attended the ceremony. 

The BEM is awarded for meritous civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown and was established in 1922. In 1993 it lay in abeyance in the UK until it was once again issued in 2012, to coincide with Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The Lord-Lieutenant said "These people demonstrate the wonderful variety of volunteering opportunities that exist in our country and the personal commitment made to sections of the community that makes a real difference to the lives of others."

Whilst receiving their medals a brief description of why each were nominated was read to the audience.

Sandra Bradshaw

Sandra is dedicated to serving her community. She currently works at her local school as a higher learning teaching assistant and in 2013 she received the long service award in recognition of her 25 years’ service from Manchester City Council. She has been a parishioner and church warden for over 37 years organising carol singing, helping to organise the Sunday school and youth clubs and invests a great deal of time and effort into annual fundraising for Christian Aid. She is President of the Mother's Union Archdeaconry for Manchester and since 2011 has visited numerous churches delivering presentations as their ambassador.

Since 2004 she has helped to promote the St George celebrations in Manchester and she has been the Secretary of the St George Festival since 2010. She has shown determination and drive which has helped the festival become a regular event on the Manchester calendar.

She also previously volunteered as Club Secretary for the Falcon Utd Amateur Football Club. Although the club had very limited funds, it managed to run for 22 years and she was recognised for her achievement by winning Secretary of the Year.

Sandra has shown a strong level of dedication over several decades by supporting the youth, the local community and national charities.

Roselyn Hirst

Ros commenced her employment at Manchester Royal Infirmary on 6th June 1966 with no loss of service since and has committed her entire career, since qualification in 1968, to the Cardiology department at Manchester Royal Infirmary, latterly as Chief Pacing Physiologist. She has been a leader of new innovations and expansion of the pacing service throughout this time, supporting many staff with training and enhancing their knowledge and skills.

The affection she is held in by the patients is what stands her out. Each patient is made special by Ros and her knowledge of each of them is encyclopaedic. She takes absolute pride in her work getting to know her patients and their families and understands how they wish to be treated ensuring all needs are sensitively met.

Doctors and physiologists from all over the UK regularly contact Ros for professional advice, advice which she is always happy to give.

Ros truly lives the core values of the organisation which is PRIDE, RESPECT, EMPATHY, CONSIDERATION, COMPASSION and DIGNITY

Her dedication, drive and commitment to her role of chief pacing physiologist indicates to everyone that encounters her that she is a very special, and unique lady.

James Hurst

If anyone epitomises the word altruistic it has got to be Jim. His years of unswerving commitment to fundraising have changed the lives of countless people. He has been a prominent fundraiser for the Ramsbottom Rotary Club and worked tirelessly with Father Wyatt of St Paul's Salford, doing unpaid voluntary work including driving, collecting unwanted furniture to redistribute and organising and facilitating fund raising activities raising £1,000's for worthy causes.

He has led a group of youths distributing goods, bought through his fundraising, across Eastern Europe and to Sri Lanka helping numerous causes along the way. He also spends a considerable amount of his own time visiting and supporting the lona Community, carrying out unpaid work maintaining the Abbey and residential centres in readiness for individuals and groups to use.

He is a lay preacher in his local church, the Greenmount United Reform Church and there he helps serve the young people in his local community, advocating and helping them become involved in the Prince's Trust.

His altruistic nature is also evident in the way he fulfils his role within HMRC. He is passionate about getting Tax Credit payments right for every single customer he deals with and he has received many letters of thanks from customers in recognition of his support

Jim is an inspiration to those around him, both in the workplace and in his local community.

Janice Moss

Janice has been passionately supporting The Christie Charity, for almost twenty years, raising funds, which provide additional patient services and vital research, above and beyond what the NHS can administer.

Soon after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Janice, a married mother of two decided that she wanted to give something back to the hospital where she was successfully treated. She is now the chair of the local group she joined nearly 20 years ago- The Altrincham and Sale fundraising Group- as well as a volunteer at the hospital and The Christie Charity Partner Governor.

As chair of the fundraising group, Janice has seen it raise more than £700,000 contributing to many projects including a research room in the new proton beam therapy centre due to open in 2018.

Janice's work and support for the charity and hospital ranges from bucket collections in town centres, doing volunteer administration work at the Trust and serving teas for patients and their families in the hospital tea bar. She is the driving force behind a number of hugely successful fundraising schemes some of which have continued for more than 10 years.

Her tireless work and commitment has benefited many cancer patients. She is an outstanding and "unstoppable" fundraiser.

Jane Owen

As a Train Running Controller, Jane secures the smooth operation of a section of Network Rail's LNW Route (which includes the West Coast Main Line, one of Europe's busiest railways) monitoring train performance on the network, she uses her skills to optimise train running to deliver the timetable in collaboration with Network Rail's signallers and the Train Operating Companies. In addition to delivering on such a stressful job Jane has worked tirelessly for the LGBT community for over seven years, specifically dedicating much of her free time and energy to improving awareness of the needs of transgender people. Working within Network Rail she has supported it as it becomes a more inclusive environment for transgender employees.

She was until recently Chair of the Board of Trustees of SPARKLE, the national transgender charity and in this role, she was a critical leader in organising the Sparkle Weekend celebration in July of each year. This weekend is the largest celebration event to actively promote Trans awareness in the UK. Her work also extended year-round to supporting the trans community, representing the charity at other events throughout the year such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR).

Through her leadership and work at SPARKLE she has actively contributed to supporting the positive representation of Trans people in the UK and worldwide. She is an inspiring person who has undoubtedly impacted many lives for the better.

Prior to the ceremony and afterwards a band from Hazlehurst Primary School played in support of the ceremony and entertained the audience. Everyone who attended thought the band were extremely professional and helped mark the occasion. The band throroughly enjoyed the afternoon and got to meet the recipients and dignatories. http://www.hazlehurstschool.co.uk/html/2018_british_empire_awards.html

Mar 19, 2018
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Boroughs

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
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Boroughs

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 www.thepankhurstcentre.org.uk

Feb 2, 2018
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Boroughs

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
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Boroughs

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.

Nov 9, 2017
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General

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr Warren J.Smith, presented The British Empire Medal to eight deserving unsung heroes in a ceremony at Salford Civic Centre on Thursday 9th November 2017.

Friends and family of the recipients also attended the ceremony to celebrate their achivements. A quartet from Cadishead Brass Band also attended to play for the audience beforehand and to play the national anthem during the ceremony and they helped make the occasion.

The Lord-Lieutenant, said:  “Every citizen of this nation should be proud to celebrate the enormous contribution made by each of those who received the award at the ceremony is Salford. They are all from different backgrounds and demonstrate the personal commitment that makes a difference to the lives of others".

Councillor Peter Connor, the ceremonial mayor of Salford, said:  “It is fantastic to be able to publically celebrate the efforts of these inspirational community minded individuals. “They all have a passion to give something back and it is quite right that they are awarded for their dedication and hard work.”

Reginald John Bailes has run his local football club for over 21 years. He founded the Old Trafford Community Football Club in 1995 which has provided the children of Old Trafford with the opportunity to learn and enhance their playing skills on the football field. He has close links with Trafford Borough Council and the Old Trafford Community Centre, sitting in on committees and panels and takes great pride in his local area and is a highly valued member of his community.

Sharon Avril Bannister, whilst in charge at Sunnybanks Community Centre, was central to its transformation from an under-used facility to one fully utilised by the community and self-governing with a management group representing all those using the centre. She was the director of a research project (Through New Eyes) which highlighted problems affecting younger members of the North Manchester Jewish Community and she is also a keen supporter of Y.O.U. Care, a local charity and is the President of the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester.

Pamela Irene Berry has been a volunteer, playing the organ at St Thomas's Parish Church in Delph for over 44 years, even through a period of serious illness. Whilst committing to her volunteering work, she was also a school teacher for 28 years and until 2005 she was also part of a group of volunteers running the Delph library, until its closure by the council. She is a real asset to the church and the community.

Norman Lee is a founding member and now President of Dukinfield Youth Football Club. In 1989, he founded the club and also set up a soccer school for younger children to teach them basic football skills and lay a foundation for the future. The club has grown and under his guidance amalgamated with the senior Dukinfield Town Football Club, ensuring continuity and sustained football opportunities to adulthood. He is a well-respected figure within the local footballing world.

Dr Sohail Munshi volunteered to create the GP Federation in North Manchester. This was in addition to his full time role as a GP trainer, appraiser, and specialist in dermatology. He encouraged the merger of the three Manchester Federations which resulted in an organisation delivering care to over 600k patients across the City of Manchester. He was also instrumental in a successful joint bid for the Prime Minister's Challenge Fund to provide a seven day service across the City of Manchester.

Catherine Helena Mary Palmer has been the lynchpin of fundraising efforts for The Fire Fighters Charity in Greater Manchester and the North West for several decades. She became a Fire Service Control Operator in 1973 taking 999 calls until 1998 when she became in charge of administering the benevolent fund, which later became the Fire Fighters Charity. Although she retired in 2011 her support for the charity has been unwavering and she continues to raise money and support serving or retired firefighters who need assistance.

Daniel Joseph Savage gives huge support to Brookvale Care Home in Prestwich, a care home for adults, including young adults with learning and physical disabilities. His involvement spans for almost 20 years. He is always on call and mixes easily with the residents and their families who hold him in the highest esteem. He has overseen a modernisation programme and has led several very successful fundraising initiatives to help place Brookvale on a secure financial footing. He is also the President of the Manchester Reform Synagogue and has given over 18 years service to it.

Nigel James Travis, whilst working as a firefighter,has volunteered thousands of hours running an inner-city boxing club in Moss Side diverting many young people from a life within gangs. Since the foundation of the gym, attacks on firefighters attending fires have fallen dramatically along with rates of gun crime and gang violence. He has also coordinated most of the fundraising, which is vital to sustain the gym. He has carried out all this work in his own time at great personal sacrifice dedicating many hours to saving young people from gang violence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 9, 2017
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Boroughs

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

 

Sep 14, 2017
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General

SicKids, a children and young people’s health charity working in the North West of England and in
Cambodia, held the grand opening of a The SicKids Sensory Space at North Manchester General Hospital on Wedesday 13th September 2017. Mr Barry Dixon CBE DL, performed the opening ceremony.

The sensory space is the first-of-its-kind in the region, and has been built thanks to the generosity ofSicKids’ supporters. The SicKids sensory room has been made possible through generous donations from our supporters, The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund, The W O Street Charitable Foundation and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Children's Emergency Department Endowment Fund.

Sensory facilities are proven to support the development of the senses – like touch, hearing and sight – through special lighting, music, tactile objects and a calming environment. While many hospitals and health centres in the UK have similar facilities in their children’s wards, there are very few with 21st Century equipment within their emergency departments.

The SicKids Sensory Space at North Manchester General Hospital is the first sensory facility opened by SicKids, which was founded in 2015 by a small group of volunteer Trustees. The charity’s vision is to
support the health and wellbeing of children and young people in both the North West and in
Cambodia, South East Asia. While the two regions are geographically and culturally divergent, the
Trustees of SicKids believe there are stark similarities and opportunities for health professionals in both
countries to share knowledge and develop strategies to relieve sickness and enhance the wellbeing of
children and young people.

Because of that, in November 2017 SicKids will open its second state-of-the-art sensory facility, this time at M’Lop Tapang, a non-governmental community project in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. SicKids believes this will be the first such facility in Cambodia, and will offer life-enhancing opportunities for many hundreds of children and young people with developmental delay, which, due to its link to conditions related to poverty, is prevalent in Cambodia.

The Sensory Space was designed by local children and their families, who volunteered to support the project with creative input and ideas to make the facility as welcoming, attractive and effective as
possible.

In attendance at the grand opening was Her Excellency Dr Rathchavy Soeung, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cambodia, who was keen to learn more about how children in
Cambodia will benefit when SicKids opens its second sensory space in November. M’Lop Tapang’s
Medical Team Leader, Ngov Chanravy, who is visiting the UK this week as part of a career development
opportunity co-funded by a SicKids grant, was also there.

Also present were the Trustees of SicKids (Professor Andrew Rowland, Den Carter, Dianne Cook and Dr Jimmy Stuart) as well as children and young people, and the volunteers who were involved in the design of the Sensory Space, and representatives from the North Manchester General Hospital leadership team.

To symbolise the unique partnership between SicKids and the diverse communities in the North West of England and Cambodia, the Trustees presented the Deputy Lieutenant and the Ambassador with friendship bracelets. The colourful bracelets, worn by SicKids’ Trustees, are hand-made by parents of children attending the M’Lop Tapang facility in Cambodia. The sale of each bracelet, for US$1.25, helps to support street living and street working children, young people, and their families, and keep children in school.

Mr Barry Dixon CBE DL, said, “I was delighted to welcome Her Excellency Dr Rathchavy Soeung to the fantastic city of Manchester, and to have the pleasure of opening the wonderful sensory space at North Manchester General Hospital. I’m sure it will make a great difference to the quality of care offered to children and young people. I look forward to hearing about the success of the facility, as well as the forthcoming opening of the sensory space in Cambodia.”

Aug 14, 2017
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Boroughs

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
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Boroughs

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
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Boroughs

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 16, 2017
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Deputies

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Col Donald Gibbs CBE TD JP DL.

 Col Gibbs served as a Deputy Lieutenant in Greater Manchester from 1974 until his retirement in 2001, and was also High Sheriff of Greater Manchester in 1981/82.

 We have been informed that the funeral will take place on Wednesday 5th July at Manchester Cathedral at 11am, in the Regimental Chapel. 

The funeral will depart from Broughton House. The cremation will take place at Blackley Crematorium  following the Service for those who wish to attend.