One of Burnley’s most prominent community stalwarts has seen years of selfless effort rewarded with a huge honour.
Terry Hephrun, the recently retired chief officer of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service, has been appointed as one of Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth’s deputy lieutenants.
He joins seven other newly appointed deputies who will work with the existing team to help and support Lord Shuttleworth in his duties as Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in the county.
“I am personally very honoured but it is also a great honour for the organisation I have just left following 12 years there. I am sure it is the work that has been done there that has prompted this new appointment.
“The appointment is entirely down to the Lord-Lieutenant, it’s not something you apply for. I suspect that somebody has suggested me as a suitable case for treatment though.”
Since his retirement, Mr Hephrun (66), who recently enjoyed a two-week cruise with his wife, has been keeping busy through exercise and gardening. He is now looking forward to getting his teeth into his new role.
“The Lord-Lieutenant is responsible for a variety of functions that include the arranging of Royal visits and the presentation of awards like the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is something I have been involved with before through the CVS.
“I’m looking forward to getting started and helping in any way I can.”