UCLAN Honorary Fellow invited to Queen's Garden Party

UCLAN Honorary Fellow invited to Queen's Garden Party

Jun, 29 2022

For the past 14 years a highly esteemed gentleman has been making waves across a local University.

Russell Hogarth’s  resume at UCLAN reads like this –

  • Associated with UCLAN since 2008 contributing to the 1 in 4 Film Festival
  • Made Honorary Fellow in 2012 in recognition of community and social work
  • Been a community ambassador of UCLAN since 2013 and supports and aids students of UCLan’s Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise.
  • Chair of the CCG (Creative Communities Group)
  • Closely associated with the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).

He has done many other outreach projects too. So it comes as no surprise when Russell (Community Engagement Officer of the NFHW) was invited with his wife Dianne to attend the Royal garden party in recognition of his community and voluntary work. Russell has been a very familiar face to all the members of the NFHW since he joined the organisation.

The Queen’s Garden Parties are regarded as a way of recognising and rewarding public service. Traditionally the Queen hosts three Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace, and one at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland.

Russell spoke in response to receiving the invite –

“It was both an honour and a privilege to be invited to this year’s Royal Garden Party, especially in Her Majesty’s Jubilee Year, and to be greeted by members of the Royal Family. It was delightful to spend the afternoon in the company of some amazing people who have dedicated their time to supporting good causes in the community.”

His work colleagues including Professor Romesh Gupta OBE chairman of the NFHW and Honorary Professor at UCLAN spoke highly of him with Romesh referring him to a ‘trusted voice in our community’ and how he has ‘worked tirelessly to raise awareness and signpost people to support and much needed services’.

His philanthropic work hasn’t gone unnoticed as Chairman of the Creative Communities Group since it’s inception in 2012, Russell has been a trailblazer in making a difference in people’s lives and raising awareness of important issues and inspiring others to get involved and do good in society.

His humility allows him to  appreciate the  kindness in others as he finishes with these closing words,

“I was particularly impressed by how much time William and Kate spent speaking to the visitors who lined the walk to the Royal Tea Tent. The Palace gardens and grounds were splendid in the May sunshine and we enjoyed tea, sandwiches, and cake whilst a military band played throughout the event.”

Russell Hogarth, we salute you.

^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger