Col Edward Bolitho, the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, has agreed to become patron of Citizens Advice Cornwall.
Col Bolitho is well known throughout Cornwall for his work with a range of charities and organisations and manages the family Bolitho Estates.
Welcoming Col Bolitho’s appointment, Gill Pipkin, Citizens Advice Cornwall’s chair of trustees, said: “We are delighted and honoured to have Col Bolitho as our patron as we look forward to securing our future as a service free to all people living in Cornwall.”
Col Bolitho added: “Citizens Advice Cornwall plays a really important role in an increasingly complicated world, providing advice and support to a wide range of people at critical moments in their lives.
“Through the hard work of the staff and many volunteers, the organisation daily changes lives and indeed, saves lives. Therefore, I am delighted and privileged to become Patron of Citizens Advice Cornwall. I look forward to meeting everyone involved and will hope – in a very small way – to be able to help everyone involved in the vital work the charity is doing.”
Col Bolitho takes over the role of patron from the late Lady Mary Holborow.