A MURSLEY man has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
Roger Jefcoate was granted the honour by Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher.
Mr Jefcoate’s Disability Aid Fund supports charities including Willen Hospice, St John Ambulance in Greenleys, SNAP in Walnut Tree, Richmond Fellowship in Bletchley, Different Strokes in Wolverton Mill, the British Thyroid Foundation, Carers Milton Keynes and the Open University’s audio recording centre for disabled students. For over 35 years he has worked to save the black poplar, Britain’s rarest native tree. He gave 100 Royal Jubilee black poplars to the mayors of all 32 London boroughs at a ceremony with Sir David Attenborough.