The Convergence Partnership Office for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has congratulated Lady Mary Holborow, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, on being this year’s recipient of the Trelawny Plate.
The award honours a person who is considered to be ‘the living embodiment of the spirit of Cornwall’.
Commenting at yesterday’s presentation in Looe, Carleen Kelemen, director of the Convergence Partnership Office, said: “Heartfelt congratulations to Lady Mary on this honour. No truer words can be said in that ‘she is respected, admired and loved’.
“Lady Mary’s contribution to the very fabric of Cornish life has played a key role in raising confidence not only for people from all walks of life in Cornwall, but also for people looking at Cornwall from many perspectives. In raising our self esteem and renewed confidence she has helped to lay the foundation of our economic regeneration.”
The biennial Trelawny Plate award was introduced in 2007 with Bishop Bill the first recipient. Shelterbox founder Tom Henderson was the second recipient in 2009.