Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire recently paid a visit to celebrate a Devizes resident who won a Jubilee award. 

Sarah Troughton came to St John’s Church in Devizes to congratulate Alice Boyd, who worships at the church, on being Wiltshire’s only winner of the special Platinum Champion Award.

Alice has volunteered for Wiltshire Sight and The Talking Newspaper for 20 years, as a magistrate for 18 years, and more recently has been a marshal at Devizes’ COVID19 vaccination centre. 

Sarah Troughton, HM Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire, said: “I am delighted Alice has been specially honoured as the only person in Wiltshire to receive a Platinum Champion Award, an initiative started by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. Only 490 awards were made across the whole of the UK, so this deserved honour is a very select one.

Award recipient Alice Boyd said: “I am humbled and very, very, honoured to receive this award. I volunteer to contribute to the community in which I live and make it a better place. I know that I am very fortunate to be able to do so.” 

The Rev’d Jonathan Poston, Rector of St John’s in Devizes where Alice worships, said: 

“We are so proud of Alice who works so hard in our church and our community.”