The Countess Howe, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, has become a Patron for Lindengate Mental Health Charity.
Lady Howe was brought up in Buckinghamshire and after a move away for university and early teaching career returned with her husband, by then Earl Howe, to run the family estate in Penn and bring up a family of four children.
The Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to be her personal representative in the county and in this role Lady Howe looks forward to supporting the Monarch in celebrating Buckinghamshire, its businesses and charitable organisations, its history and culture and to meeting the people who make this such a special place to live.
The Lieutenancy is the focal point for encouraging a sense of community in the county, promoting voluntary activity for the benefit of all and will have a significant impact on the community by recognising, commending, connecting, communicating and thanking all who contribute to the wellbeing of the community.
Taking up the post from June 2021, Lady Howe will support Lindengate’s vision to provide better health and wellbeing for all through nature.
Lady Howe said, ‘The issue of Mental Health has been one of the serious consequences of the pandemic. Cases are rising and are likely to continue to do so as the full impact of Coronavirus is felt over the coming years. Charities such as Lindengate will play an even more important role in the recovery of those affected. I feel honoured to have been invited to join Lindengate as a Patron and will hope to assist them in their work supporting those who need their help most.’
Paul Miles, Chair of Trustees for Lindengate said, ‘We are thrilled to welcome Lady Howe as one of our Patrons and look forward to working together to ensure Lindengate’s future within Buckinghamshire.’