15th Nov 2021
Family Support Work is delighted to announce that Andrew Blackman, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex, has graciously agreed to accept the role of Patron to the organisation. He joins Susan Pyper, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for West Sussex, in this role. Andrew Blackman is a former art dealer who has previously served as High Sheriff. He was an Ambassador for the Sussex Community Foundation; a committee member of the Order of St Richard, which recognises the contribution of lay people in the service of the church; a former Chair of the Friends of Hastings Country Park; and a former trustee of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival. He has also sat on the Board of Appeals for St Michael’s Hospice and the Conquest Hospital.
Announcing the patronage, Martin Auton-Lloyd, CEO of Family Support Work, said: “I am very pleased that The Lord-Lieutenant has accepted the invitation to stand as Patron of FSW, strengthening the links between FSW and the County of East Sussex. We look forward to working closely together over the coming years.” The Lord-Lieutenant added: “I’m delighted to be asked and to accept the invitation to be Patron of Family Support Work, an organisation that provides such vital help to children and families across Sussex. I look forward to supporting their work.’