DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Love of dancing first steps to 60 years of marriage

 

Diamond couple Bill and Jessie Mitchell stepped up to the alter after a mutual love of dancing brought them together. Continue reading →

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PRESENTATION OF KING’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE TO THE KIERAN McDADE FOUNDATION

PRESENTATION OF KING’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE TO THE KIERAN McDADE FOUNDATION

Deputy Lieutenant Derrick Hannan DL recently presented the King’s Award for Voluntary Service to the Kieran McDade Foundation .The photograph shows Mr Hannan presenting the prestigious award to Mr Martin Holmes , the co-founder of the organisation which was set up in memory of a young footballer Kieran McDade who tragically died during a training session from a cardiac arrest . Kieran played for Dunbeth Football Club based in Monklands .

The club set up the Foundation in Kieran’s memory raising many thousands of pounds through holding a wide range of events . The money has been used to purchase defibrillators and these have been freely given to numerous youth football teams within Lanarkshire and the wider central Scotland area . The Foundation has also provided training in the use of defibrillators to over 20,000 people .

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS)  is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the United Kingdom for outstanding work in their local communities .

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ST MARK’S CHURCH COLTNESS – THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP

ST MARK’S CHURCH COLTNESS – THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP

Vice Lord Lieutenant Gavin Whitefield CBE DL attended the fortnightly meeting of the Thursday Fellowship Group at St Mark’s Church in Coltness on 29th February 2024 .

Following an introduction by the Chair of the Fellowship Group Nancy Barbour , Gavin spoke about the role of the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy and some of his experiences during his time as Clerk to the Lieutenancy , Deputy Lieutenant and now  Vice Lord Lieutenant .

Gavin received a very warm welcome  and enjoyed meeting members of the group whilst enjoying excellent homebaking and tea at the end of the meeting !

 

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CITIZENSHIP CEREMONIES

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONIES

Every month the Lieutenancy attends Citizenship Ceremonies in North and South Lanarkshire Council .

On 28th February 2024 the  Ceremony to welcome new citizens to North Lanarkshire , hosted by the Depute Provost  , Councillor Bob Burgess was attended by Deputy Lieutenant Mary Hernon MBE DL .

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THE KING’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE 2024

KING’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE 2024HOLD THE DATE – Wednesday 15th May 2024, Hamilton RacecourseThe King’s Awards are the most prestigious Awards for UK businesses and is a globally recognised royal seal of approval for UK companies. There are 4 categories:-– Innovation– International Trade– Sustainable Development– Promoting Opportunity through social MobilityPrevious winners have confirmed the main reason they entered for a King’s Award is the prestige it brings to the business. Both at home and overseas, respect for their company is enhanced by this notable achievement.The Lieutenancy of Lanarkshire are hosting this information and awareness raising event at Hamilton Racecourse so HOLD THE DATE! More information will follow.If however you would like to find out more before then, then please contact the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy on www.lanarkshirelieutenancy.org.uk and a member of the Business Group would be happy to come and discuss.
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MOIRA ANDERSON MEMORIAL GARDEN

MOIRA ANDERSON MEMORIAL GARDEN

Deputy Lieutenant Derrick Hannan DL was delighted to open a new Memorial Garden in Airdrie on 20th February.The Moira Anderson Foundation (MAF)charity was started in 2000 to support people of all ages affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse. MAF supports people from all over Scotland , but predominantly from Lanarkshire and Glasgow.The garden, with a special stone to commemorate Moira Anderson, the 11 year old girl who went missing from Coatbridge in 1957, MAF is her legacy. The Foundation was founded by Sandra Brown OBE who joined Derrick  Hannan for the official opening of the garden.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

On 18th February 2024 Deputy Lieutenant , Shuming Kong DL had the pleasure of representing the Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire , Lady Haughey CBE,  at  the Chinese new year celebrations in Glasgow .It was a fantastic event showcasing colourful dragon dances, Chinese traditional performances with artists from Glasgow , local communities  and special visitors from China. Thousands of people in the community came  to the celebrations and among invited guests were Lord lieutenants and Provosts  from neighbouring local authorities and  the Chinese consul general in Edinburgh.

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ANNIVERSARY MASS AT MOTHERWELL CATHEDRAL

ANNIVERSARY MASS AT MOTHERWELL CATHEDRAL

On behalf of Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Lady Haughey CBE , Deputy Lieutenant Terry Currie DL attended a Mass marking the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Motherwell . Continue reading →

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GET WELL WISH TO HIS MAJESTY – KING CHARLES III

Following the above statement,  issued on 5th February 2024, everyone at the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy wishes King Charles a full and speedy recovery and our thoughts are with the King and all members of the Royal Family at this time .

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