Trustees chair Rob is ap­pointed Deputy Lieu­tenant of Cheshire

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

EAST Cheshire Hospice chair of trustees Rob Bar­row has been ap­pointed a Deputy Lieu­tenant of Cheshire.

Rob, from Mac­cles­field, was se­lected for the pres­ti­gious hon­our by Lord-Lieu­tenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE KStJ, in recog­ni­tion of his ser­vices to the com­mu­nity.

The ap­point­ment means he will be an of­fi­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Lord-Lieu­tenant at civic cer­e­monies and other func­tions around Cheshire.

Rob, who founded a com­puter soft­ware busi­ness, has de­voted much of his en­er­gies to char­ity work since re­tir­ing 13 years ago.

He is also a Cheshire Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion trustee, a founder of C4C (Con­gle­ton for Con­gle­ton) and a pa­tron of the Na­tional Trust where he sup­ports an on­go­ing ap­peal to ren­o­vate Quarry Bank Mill at Styal.

Rob, one of 45 deputy lieu­tenants across Cheshire, said: “It’s a fan­tas­tic hon­our and is based I think on what I’ve been do­ing rel­a­tively qui­etly in the char­i­ta­ble sec­tor for the last decade or so.

“I’m very pleased and hum­bled and de­lighted to be se­lected to rep­re­sent the Lord-Lieu­tenant when he needs some­one to rep­re­sent him on be­half of HM The Queen as the need arises, es­pe­cially south of Mac­cles­field where there are only a small num­ber of other DLs. As David Briggs said on my ap­point­ment, it’s an hon­our but also a job and though it means I’ll cer­tainly be do­ing more of the same, my role as Deputy Lieu­tenant will also be hugely help­ful with cer­tain peo­ple and in cer­tain sce­nar­ios in terms of help­ing to open doors for East Cheshire Hospice and the other char­i­ties I’m in­volved in.”

David Briggs, who is also Pres­i­dent of East Cheshire Hospice, said: “Rob has been a huge sup­porter of a num­ber of char­i­ta­ble ini­tia­tives I’m in­volved in across the county, in­clud­ing East Cheshire Hospice and Cheshire Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion.

“He’s also been ex­tremely help­ful in a num­ber of other ways so he’s ex­actly the right sort of per­son we’re look­ing for and re­ally wants to make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity.

“The deputy lieu­tenant role is for peo­ple who de­serve some recog­ni­tion for what they’ve done for the com­mu­nity and, hav­ing given them some recog­ni­tion and thank­ing them for what they’ve done al­ready, I then ask please will you do a bit more!”

●● Rob Bar­row

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