Royal recognition for pandemic efforts

July 2021

The Queen has given her royal seal of approval to our work, praising efforts to help communities throughout the pandemic.

Her Majesty met our Chief Executive, Alasdair Jackson, and other charity leaders at an intimate reception at Manchester Cathedral today [July 8].

Recycling Lives Charity was one of five community groups to represent Lancashire during the royal visit. Her Majesty took time to speak to each representative, hearing about the impact of their work during the last 18 months.

Mr Jackson said: “Today was such an honour. Meeting the Queen is a special occasion for anyone, but after the challenges of the last year this was a really nice recognition for our work. She spent a good ten minutes with us and seemed genuinely pleased to hear about everyone’s work and the difference we make. I was proud to represent our whole team.”

The Queen’s visit to Manchester Cathedral was held to mark the 600th Anniversary of the Collegiate Church. She also visited the set of Coronation Street, at Media City in Salford, earlier in the day, meeting with cast, crew and local dignitaries.


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