Fifty selfless years rewarded
Kent Messenger Group president Edwin Boorman is to receive the Spirit of Kent Award for outstanding service to Kent
DEDICATED service to the county and its people has earned Kent Messenger Group president Edwin Boorman the Spirit of Kent Award. Mr Boorman, a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent and a former High Sheriff, will receive his award from the Prince of Wales on Tuesday. The award is given to people who have demonstrated excellence in their field and given exceptional service to Kent and its people. They must also have shown personal integrity and have no current involvement in party politics.
The award is the initiative of Lord Lieutenant Allan Willett, the Queen’s representative in Kent, and is funded by his foundation. Mr Willett said: “Mr Boorman has made a wonderful contribution, through both his family media group and the almost endless list of voluntary organisations and charities he has led or supported over the past five decades. “He has worked tirelessly, steadfastly and selflessly for the benefit of our county and its communities.” The award was presented for the first time a year ago to the Duke of Kent. Recipients are chosen by a panel of people who hold important positions in the county, including the High Sheriff, mayors, the Deans of Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals, and the Chief Constable. Mr Boorman will receive the award at a lunch at Turkey Mill in Maidstone, which will follow the Lieutenancy of Kent’s civic service at All Saints Church, Maidstone. The service will be attended by mayors, council leaders and representatives, charity representatives, magistrates, and representatives from the emergency services and the health sector. It is held to celebrate the contribution they have made to life in Kent over the past year, and give thanks for the work of charities.
THE Prince of Wales will make several official visits in Kent on Tuesday. He will attend a concert by Jools Holland, also a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, and other artists in aid of the Rochester Cathedral Music Campaign. He will also visit Bank Farm in Aldington.
Kent Messenger Group president Edwin Boorman in his Deputy Lieutenant’s uniform
The Spirit of Kent Award which will be given to Edwin Boorman