The appointment of East Sussex’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Sara Stonor DL, of Burwash, was announced in the London Gazette in October 2008.
Mrs Stonor was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in August 2001.
As Vice Lord-Lieutenant, she supports the Lord-Lieutenant Andrew Blackman and attends many community and civic functions when he is unavailable.
Sara is married to Michael a retired solicitor and they have two children and three grandchildren.
She was the first woman and first lay member of Chichester Cathedral Chapter a post she held for 15 years. Sara is now the Vice Lay Chairman of the Diocesan Synod and a member of the Bishop’s Council.
Sara is fortunate to be involved with many organisations and charities in East Sussex. She is President of the Heathfield Show, Vice President of East Sussex Magistrates, Patron of Girl Guiding Sussex East , Crowborough Hospital Friends and of the Mother’s Union.
Sara works as a needlepoint teacher and designer.