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New British Red Cross Cheshire Presidential Team Unveiled

9 November 2016

The British Red Cross has unveiled its new Presidential Team in the Cheshire area.

The President of the British Red Cross in Cheshire Dennis Dunn MBE has today (9 November) revealed the appointment of Dame Patricia Bacon DBE and Anne Boyd as Vice-Presidents.

Dame Patricia Bacon DBE is the former Principal of St Helens College, and spent over 30 years working in further education. She is also a non-executive Director and Deputy Chair of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was awarded a DBE for services to local and national education in the 2011 New Year’s Honours list.

Anne has worked for over 20 years in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including in positions within Sport England and in local government. She is the Chief Executive of Active Cheshire, a strategic commissioner of sport and physical activity in the Cheshire & Warrington sub-region.

Commenting on the appointments, Dennis said:

“I am delighted to be joined by Pat and Anne as we play our part in promoting the British Red Cross humanitarian mission, both here in Cheshire and internationally. 

“We’re looking forward to working together, alongside our magnificent Red Cross family of volunteers.”

Notes to editors

  1. Photo attached (Left to Right - Cheshire Vice-President Anne Boyd, Cheshire President Dennis Dunn MBE and Dame Patricia Bacon DBE)
  2. British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills. We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

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