Ambassador Patricia Routledge recognised in New Year’s honours list

Sunday, 01 January 2017

Patricia RoutledgePatricia Routledge, ambassador for Royal Voluntary Service, has been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

Patricia, 87, has been made a Dame awarded for her services to theatre and charity. She became an ambassador in April 2013 when Royal Voluntary Service, formerly Women’s Voluntary Service (WVS), celebrated its 75th anniversary.

She has supported many of the charity’s campaigns including GrandFest, Hidden Histories of One Million Women and Diamond Champions. She recently provided a stirring address at the charity’s first Sing Your Heart Out concert in London, in support of the cause.

"We are proud to count Dame Patricia Routledge as one of our Ambassadors. As well as being a phenomenally talented stage and television actress, she is passionate supporter of our charity and an inspiration to us all. We couldn’t be more delighted she was made a Dame in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List; a deserved recognition for someone who is very dear to us and sits right at the heart of Royal Voluntary Service."

David McCullough, Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service

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