Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk becomes patron of Norwich-based charity

The Queen's representative in Norfolk has become patron of a Norwich-based charity.

Richard Jewson, lord lieutenant of Norfolk, has agreed new patronage of child bereavement charity Nelson's Journey.

The charity supports children and young people under the age of 18, living in Norfolk, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.

Mr Jewson joins Norfolk journalist Carol Bundock, Harry Potter actor Chris Rankin, BBC Radio Norfolk presenter Stephen Bumfrey and CCN Live radio presenter Kaz Carter as one of the charity's patrons.

He said: 'I have known the work of Nelson's Journey for many years, and greatly admire the help they give to bereaved children. It will be a privilege to serve as a patron of the charity, as they continue to develop the service they give.'

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Nelson's Journey currently estimates that one in 29 school aged children have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. In Norfolk, this equates to about 3,825 children.

Colin Lang MBE, the charity's chief executive, said: 'I am extremely pleased that the lord lieutenant has agreed to become our patron.

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'We are all looking forward to working with him to raise the profile of the work that Nelson's Journey does with bereaved children in Norfolk.'

Andrew Merricks, the charity's chair of trustees, added: 'We are delighted that Richard Jewson has agreed to become a patron of Nelson's Journey, and are certain that his support will increase awareness of the charity and its vital work in the years ahead.'

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