Stephen Yip made deputy Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside
15 December 2011
LJMU Corporate Fellowship Head appointed as Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside.
Stephen Yip, Head of KIND, the Liverpool based charity organisation which has education as key to helping children, young people and their families overcome disadvantage and realise their potential, has been made a Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside. Deputy Lieutenants assist the Lord-Lieutenant in carrying out the role as The Queen’s Representative. Because of their expertise or role within the community, they may be asked for their help with Honours nominations, Assessments for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, Suggesting names for Royal Garden Parties and Participation in Citizenship ceremonies.
Stephen’s organisation (KIND) received the LJMU Corporate Fellowship award in 2000 and Stephen has also received the MBE for his charitable works. KIND has existed for 36 years and as an organisation supporting the children of Liverpool, it has programmes that include a seed centre, Schools initiatives, out of school, young volunteer, family and adult projects as well as residential breaks for children. Stephen’s charity has been of enormous benefit to the city’s children for 36 years.
Dr. Bob McClelland from Liverpool Business School commented:
"Stephen has been a lifelong friend and I was honoured to provide the oratory for KIND's Corporate Fellowship award in 2000. Stephen has made a great contribution to Liverpool since the mid 1970s, which has been of benefit to thousands of Liverpool children, their parents, schools and children's groups. This is further recognition (amongst many other accolades) for his contributions to the city".
Further information about KIND may be found at: http://www.kind.org.uk/
Pictured above: (right): Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside; (centre): Stephen Yip MBE Deputy Lord Lieutenant Merseyside; (left) Lord Lieutenant Consort Ronald Muirhead