Amanda Parker, Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire joins Adoption Matters

18 March 2024

Adoption Matters, is delighted to announce the appointment of their new Patron, Amanda Parker, Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire.

Amanda was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire in August 2023.  Born, bred and educated in Lancashire she is a devoted Lancastrian. Amanda lives with her husband Robert at Browsholme Hall, one of Lancashire’s most important historic houses. Together they manage the family estate developing a successful tourism, events and accommodation business in the county.

Amanda has a long record of public service in Lancashire, extending over thirty five years. Initially her voluntary work focussed on activity and sport, especially hockey, and later extended to involvement with local organisations including schools and charities. Amanda was appointed as a magistrate in 2005 serving for almost 20 years in the Adult and Family courts, only resigning to focus on her new role as Lord-Lieutenant.

In 2015, she was appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire and in 2017 was elected to the High Sheriffs’ Association Council.

Amanda comments: “I am delighted to join Adoption Matters, who do such wonderful work with so many families across the region. I look forward to working with them to help raise awareness of this work and the support they offer as well as highlighting the need for more people to consider adoption for the thousands of children in care waiting for their forever family right now”.

Adoption Matters Lancashire office is within Blackburn Cathedral and the charity has been recruiting and supporting adoptive families and children across Lancashire for over 76 years. 

Adoption Matters Board of Trustees Chair, Carolyn Johnson, comments: “We are truly honoured that Amanda has chosen to support our charity as a Patron, bringing her wealth of experience in public service, we are excited about our plans to work together”.

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