Activities & News

Sue Young Cancer Support

I was delighted to visit Sue Young Cancer Support on Monday to hear about the wonderful work that Courtney Nangle and his team do, supporting cancer sufferers and their carers in Leicestershire. The occasion was the soft launch of their new drop-in service, designed to overcome the significant waiting list for the counselling that Sue…

Handover & Declaration Ceremony

Leicestershire has a new High Sheriff following the traditional Handover and Declaration Ceremony held on Friday 5th April 2024 in the apt and ancient setting of The Guildhall, Leicester. Witnessed by High Court Judge, The Honourable Mr Justice Choudhury and in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant, Mike Kapur OBE CStJ, the Lord Mayor, the…

New High Sheriff of Leicestershire

My year as High Sheriff of Leicestershire has come to end, and it has been my honour and privilege to serve you all. My thanks to all those who have helped, supported and welcomed me during my year and for those many friendships made which I do truly value. It has been a humbling experience…

High Sheriff’s Thank You Reception for Charities and Volunteers.

As my year drew to an end it felt very natural to hold a Thank You Reception for all the extraordinary people doing amazing things in their community that I have met during my year as my gift to them to thank them, in some so small way, for their work and contribution. It was…

Mel Thomas QPM High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award

I presented Mel Thomas QPM with a High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for his work in the community and within the Leicestershire Police. Mel has championed diversity and inclusion within the organisation and in the community promoting Black History Month and helping deliver Black History and Culture training. Mel also supports the Violence Against Women…

Visit to Leicester Animal Aid charity

It was pleasure to visit Leicester Animal Aid to find out more about their work. Every year they care for more than 300 dogs and cats are lost, abandon neglected or unwanted or relinquished, because the owners can no longer look after them. Ziggy the Lurcher was only too happy to have a little extra…

A Place to Grow, Community Garden, Enderby

I was met with a warm reception on a chilly day at the Place to Grow, Enderby at the invitation of Cllr Cheryl Cashmore, Chair of Blaby District Council. A Place To Grow is a sustainable Community Garden with the purpose to support positive mental health and wellbeing. This is achieved by encouraging people to…

HMP Gartree Annual Celebration Event

It was my pleasure as High Sheriff of Leicestershire to attend the annual celebration event at HMP Gartree. The event was the second year it was being held is to celebrate the achievements of the individuals who reside at HMP Gartree. I was asked to attend in full uniform (sorry no photos allowed) and after…

HMP Leicester Resettlement Hub

In February I attended an event at the Leicester Prison Resettlement Hub with local business owners attending, representing a variety of sectors. It was a great opportunity for attendees to engage with prisoners and discuss future prospects, as well as the challenges that they may face due to their criminal record. Thank you for being…

Royal Visit to the Sense Hub Loughborough

One of the roles of the High Sheriff of the county is to support the Lord-Lieutenant on royal visits and it was my pleasure to help welcome the patron of Sense, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal to the Sense Hub at Loughborough to officially open the centre, planting a commemorative tree and unveiling a…