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Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan


Lord-Lieutenant’s Patronages and Presidencies

Patronages and Presidencies of Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester
Warren James Smith (d.o.b.01:07:1948).


  • Seashell Trust (Children with limited communication skills and autism)
  • Francis House (children’s Hospice and respite care)
  • Walthew House (Services for the Blind and Deaf in Stockport)
  • St Anne’s Hospice (providing hospice services in Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Trafford both residential and domiciliary and within Wythenshawe Hospital)
  • Henshaw Society for the Blind (offering services throughout Greater Manchester, Merseyside, the North-East and with the residential college in Harrogate and support services in Ilkley)
  • Ambassador- George House Trust (counselling and supporting people with HIV/Aids)
  • Patron –Mustard Tree (re-building lives of Homeless, Refugees, Rehabilitated Addicts, Ex-offenders)
  • Emerge- Food distribution, ( 17 tons per week to charities, food banks etc also in recycling paper, wood ,job creation)
  • President of St John’s Ambulance Greater Manchester
  • President of PRAGMA (Pre-retirement Association of Greater Manchester) a subsidiary of age UK
  • Patron ADS (addiction dependency solutions)
  • Patron Reclaim (developing leadership skills amongst young people from within deprived communities)
  • Patron ACE (providing technological resources for people with limited communication skills)
  • Patron Proud (formerly the LGBT Youth trust) protecting/supporting young people within the LGBT community)
  • Patron CSIN (delivers innovative, educational & creative programmes to socially excluded individuals)


  • PresIdent Royal British Legion Greater Manchester
  • President SSAFFA Greater Manchester
  • President Broughton House residential care facilities for veterans
  • President the Soldiers Charity Greater Manchester
  • President RFCA (N.W.)
  • President GMATC
  • Hon.Col. GMACF
  • North Malaya and Borneo veterans Association
  • Vice President-Greater Manchester Naval Officers Association


  • Chairman Salford Lads and Girls Club
  • President Norbrook Youth Club
  • President Greater Manchester West Scouts Council
  • Trustee Audenshaw School trust
  • Ambassador- Springboard for Children (developing literary skills amongst children particularly from the BME community and children of refugees)


  • President Royal Society of St. George
  • Patron John Ryland’s Library
  • Assembly Member Manchester University
  • Vice-president- Manchester Grammar School Bursary Appeal. (now £25m)
  • Patron Greater Manchester Churches Preservation Trust
  • President Greater Manchester Retired Magistrates Association
  • Hon.Member Manchester Academy of Fine arts
  • Chairman of the Advisory and Conduct Committee of the Greater Manchester Magistrates
  • President Friends of Clayton Park and Hall.


  • High Steward Manchester Cathedral/Chairman of the Development Trust
  • Chairman of the Cathedral council
  • Member of the Manchester Hate Crime Forum
  • Patron of the British Muslim Heritage Centre
  • Member of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Salford Development Committee

Grant Making Trusts

  • The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund – trustee
  • Manchester G irls Institute – chairman and trustee
  • Manchester Guardian Society Trust Fund – chairman and trustee


  • Knight of St John (KStJ)
  • University of Bolton (LLD)
  • University of Salford (D. Litt)
  • University of Manchester Medal of Honour