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One of our Higher Level Skills Ambassadors has recently been installed as a Lay Canon at Ripon Cathedral. This is yet another honour and role for Keith who seems to have unbounded energy and an amazing ability at connecting people for the benefit of Yorkshire.
The service was significant as the last Installation service to be performed by Bishop John Packer before his retirement. Family, colleagues and friends of the three new Canon’s were at the Cathedral to see them installed.
Keith Madeley was awarded the MBE in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List for ‘Services to the Communities of Yorkshire’ . In 2010 he was appointed as Chair of Governors of the David Young Community Academy in Leeds, and was also appointed Regional Chair of the Prince’s Trust. He is a Council member of Leeds Minster, and in 2002 was appointed as Chairman of the Yorkshire Society, becoming known as ‘Mr Yorkshire’. He has a deep commitment to promoting ‘unity in the community’.
We are delighted that Keith added the role as Higher Level Skills Ambassador to his portfolio of responsibilities earlier this year since when he has provided HEART with substantial support in making connections and generally promoting our work. We naturally wish Keith a happy and successful tenure as Canon.