In December 2019, Essex Search and Rescue were extremely proud to announce that Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, accepted our invitation to become the charity’s Patron. The Lord Lieutenant is Her Majesty the Queen’s personal representative in the county of Essex and the first woman to be appointed to the office in the county since it was established in the 1500s. As a charity we are privileged to have such an esteemed Patron and active volunteer to act as our ambassador, and we look forward to working with her to promote the lifesaving work of the charity.