The High Sheriff can give a High Sheriff’s Award to recognise the work of individuals or community groups within, in this case, Leicestershire.  The Awards are a way of recognising and celebrating the work of individuals and organisations within the County who have made outstanding contributions to the communities in which they live or work, and whose work might not otherwise attract appreciation from the normal sources. 

Nominations are welcome for people who have made outstanding contributions to any aspect of community life.

Nominations are now invited and welcomed for the 2024/25 High Sheriff Awards. Nominations can be made by and for anyone who lives or works in Leicestershire, whether in the public, voluntary, charitable or private sectors.

All nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence.  Nominees should not be informed that they have been nominated as it can be very disappointing to raise expectations that are not then met.


The High Sheriff Awards Nomination Process

The High Sheriff is delighted to receive nominations throughout his year which ends in April 2025.  The deadline for nominations is 28 February 2025. Successful nominees will be contacted and the High Sheriff Award will be conferred on a date to be confirmed.

Current Recipients of an Award

Carla Garey, Ashby Netball Club High Sheriff Award

Carla was the catalyst for a 50 strong team from Ashby Netball Club to beat the official Guinness World Record for the most goals scored in 24 hours, scoring 28,745…

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High Sheriff Award presented to Tim Frisby, First Responder

First Responders are volunteers and in 2023 Tim Frisby responded to 894 emergency (999) call outs. I am in awe of this man, and it was privilege to present him…

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Pauline Kirk High Sheriff Award for supporting carers

Pauline was nominated for a High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award by VASL for whom she has volunteered with the Support for Carers Project for 10 years. Her contribution is described…

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High Sheriff Awards to team members at No 5 Homeless Centre

Two surprise awards to present!   The first to the volunteers from the New Testament Church of God, who have provided more than 60 hot lunches at No.5 every Wednesday for two…

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High Sheriff Awards for Volunteers at Menphys

I presented Ian Knight, Fiona Kirk and Marie O’Rourke with High Sheriff Awards to recognise their dedication in helping young people with disabilities. Menphys supports children with disabilities and their…

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Anthony Marvin, High Sheriff Award

I travelled to Mountsorrel to present another well-deserved High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award to an unsuspecting recipient. Anthony Marvin had been nominated by several members of his community for the…

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Golden Gloves ABC High Sheriff Award

An evening at Braunstone West End Working Mens Club to present Chris Walsh and Clare Lynch with High Sheriff Awards. Chris and Clare give most of their time and energy…

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High Sheriff Award to the Clerks Team at the Tribunal Court

It was a pleasure to give a High Sheriff Award to the Clerks team at the Tribunal Court, Leicester. They were nominated by the judges for their service over and…

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MADMAC High Sheriff Award

The High Sheriff presented the MADMAC team at Melton Mowbray with a High Sheriff Award. MADMAC (Melton And District Money Advice Centre) help people in the Melton Mowbray area who…

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High Sheriff Award

It was my delight and honour to give Raymond Bennett a High Sheriffs Award in recognition of the great and valuable services he has given to the community. Ray was…

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High Sheriff Award Nomination Form

Nominations for a High Sheriff Award are open until 28th February 2025.  Please do nominate a deserving candidate at any point during the year using the form below - don't wait - do it now!

    Please note: You must be over the age of 18 to make a nomination for a High Sheriff Award.