Sir George paid tribute to Susan Sheppard, who died earlier this month.
"I got to know Susan well when she was helping to run Andover Vision. This was in its early years up to 2102, with Des Benjamin as Chairman, and it made a real impact on the town. She also helped organise the Pride of Andover Awards in 2012 and, after she left Andover Vision she became a team leader at the Princes Trust.
"She lived most of her life in Andover, and nearly everyone in the town knew her. It is desperately sad that she died so young, and our thoughts are with her family".