Viva Arts and Community Group says it is "thrilled and proud" to announce that its founder, Dan Schumann, has been appointed as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

The roles of Lord-Lieutenant and deputies are voluntary, and the number of deputy lieutenants is in proportion to the population of the county and are drawn from different walks of life and from different parts of the county.

Deputy lieutenants are entitled to use the post-nominal 'DL' after their name.

Dan said: "I am deeply honoured and excited to become a deputy lieutenant in Cambridgeshire, and I look forward to supporting the Lord Lieutenant to the utmost of my abilities and serving this remarkable county, of which I'm so very proud; and to representing His Majesty the King in this way."

The Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence OBE QPM, is assisted in her role by a number of deputy lieutenants, who have several duties which include receiving members of the Royal Family on a visit; commending to the Lord-Lieutenant candidates for invitation to a royal garden party; helping to identify worthy and interesting places for potential royal visits.

They are also asked to comment on any honours nominations at the Lord-Lieutenant's request; encouraging and assessing nominations for The King's Award for Voluntary Service when asked to do so by the Lord-Lieutenant; participating in citizenship ceremonies when requested by the Lord-Lieutenant and visiting and supporting local community events and those working hard in their communities.

Dan added: "I hope that my future service to the Lord Lieutenant, HM The King and the county will meet the trust bestowed upon me by this position, and I look forward to working with my fellow deputy lieutenants and supporting HM Lord-Lieutenant, Julie Spence to be the bridge between the royal family and the county.”