June 2017 – MBE – Appointment as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) was awarded to Philippa Vernon-Powell for “services to disadvantaged children in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico” in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List.
Although New Lifeline, formerly New Life Mexico, is a small grass roots charity we are extremely proud of the recognition and support we have received from both within Mexico and abroad.
2007 The Mayor of Puerto Vallarta Javier Bravo Carbajal thanked NLM for their continued support and commitment to the local community and presented them with a “citizens award”.
2007– NLM’s work within the community was officially acknowledged and recognised by DIF (Mexican Social Services). In 2008 DIF acknowledged New Life Mexico´s work in their Annual report.
2010 – Mexican Tourist Board continue to acknowledge and support NLM. Manuel Diaz Cebrian, Director of Mexican Tourist Office in London, “thanks NLM for their continued work within Mexico and appreciates their contribution to strengthening the Mexican/British partnership”.
2011- AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) – NLM has continually received acknowledgment for its work from AITO: winning the 2005 Responsible Tourism Award and more recently being ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Roger Diski 2011 Community Project Award.
February 2011 – Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora “thanks New Life Mexico for their work in Mexico as an excellent example of how the British and Mexican communities can work together”.
July 2012 – The Opening of the London Olympic Games. Philippa, NLM´s Field Director, went to Mexico City to meet with Judith MacGregor, The British Ambassador, to thank her for the nomination to run with the Olympic torch on 22nd May in Glastonbury and to attend an Embassy event for the opening. Running with the torch was an honour and a day Philippa will never forget.
2012 DIF presented NLM with a plaque thanking them for their continued work in the deprived areas of Puerto Vallarta.
October 2013 – Ambassador Alejandro. Estivill Chargé d´Affaires of the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom hosted a dinner in the Ambassador´s residence for the British Mexican Society. NLM was the recipient of funds raised that evening.
May 2014 – Ambassador Dunch Taylor, from the British Embassy in Mexico City, took time during his visit to Puerto Vallarta to talk to New Life Mexico about their activities and programmes and also spoke to an audience of local politicians and government departments.
December 2015 – Lic. Cesar Ignaciao Abarca Gutierrez , Director, Seapal Vallarta (State water company) , congratulates New Life Mexico for initiating a clean drinking water programme in 2010 in schools.