The Lord Lieutenant presented the Queens Award for Voluntary Service to Bear-Patrol On Saturday 12th September at the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton. The Award is the country’s highest recognition for voluntary work and acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the organisation in fundraising and leisure activates which intended to address and reduce social isolation.
The Lord Lieutenant was joined by both Deputy Lieutenants of West Sussex, Mrs Caroline Nicholls and Mrs Margaret Bamford who carried out the assessment. Along with many of the benefitting charities and members of Bear-Patrol, in attendance was The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Linda Hydes and two former Mayors of the city Councillor Denise Cobb and Alderman, former Councillor Brian Fitch. Councillor Emma Daniel, Chair of the Neighbourhood, Communities & Equalities Committee was also present. The Lord Lieutenant present the charity with its Award and certificate signed by the HM the Queen.
Many thanks to ©Tony Mould: My Brighton and Hove for the photographs.