On Sunday 23rd February 2020, the Lord-Lieutenant attended the Girl-guiding IW World Thinking Day, an annual celebration of the birthdays of the first World Chief Guide Lady Olave Baden-Powell (born 22/02/1889) and her husband Lord Robert Baden-Powell (born 22/02/1857).
On World Thinking Day Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers speak
out about issues which affect them and their local community, fundraise
for causes they care about and learn about other countries.
On Friday 14th February 2020, the Lord-Lieutenant attended the opening of new exhibition – “Anglo-Saxon Treasures of the Isle of Wight”.
The 1,500 year old Anglo-Saxon treasures discovered on the Isle of Wight by Victorians and conserved by the British Museum, have returned to the Island at Carisbrooke Castle Museum.
On Wednesday 18th December 2019, The Lord-Lieutenant attended the annual Mountbatten carol service by candle light at All Saints Church in Ryde.
On Thursday 12th December 2019, Mrs Susie Sheldon attended Bembridge RNLI for an evening of Carols in the Inshore Boathouse. The Lord-Lieutenant read a lesson during the service which was officiated by Cannon David Lowe.
A service of remembrance was held at Newport Minster on Sunday 10th November 2019.
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Susie Sheldon JP was in attendance along with other dignitaries and representatives.
Proceedings started with processions led by the Royal British Legion and by the Isle of Wight Council’s mace bearer to St Thomas’ Square where the processions joined for prayers before the formal silence.
Following the wreath laying ceremony, a service of remembrance was led by the Reverend Kevin Arkell.
A service of remembrance took place at Carisbrooke Castle on Thursday 7th November 2019, to commemorate those in the uniformed services who lost their lives in service of their country. The service was held in the presence of HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Susie Sheldon, local dignitaries, Veterans, Royal British Legion representatives, Uniformed Services, School Children and members of the public.
The Field of Remembrance was first introduced in the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle in 2010. It was established by the then Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Sir Martin White, as a place where residents can pay their respects around the time of Remembrance Sunday.
On Sunday 3rd November 2019, the Lord-Lieutenant, in her role as Patron, visited the Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat Station. She was shown around the station by Operation Manager, Mark Birch where she also met the crew.
On Monday 21st October 2019, The Lord-Lieutenant attended the annual Legal Service at the Minster Church, Newport.
This traditional Service is held on the Isle of Wight each year and provides an opportunity to give thanks for the Queen’s Peace and our Heritage, in the presence of Her Majesty’s Judiciary. Retired Deputy Lieutenant, Mr John Matthews DL attended his last Legal Service as Under Sheriff before handing over to April Newton next year.