Activities & News

Rogation Sunday

Traditionally the day God was asked for a good crop, and the bounds of the Parish were walked or ‘beaten’. Followed by a feast! At Long Clawson Church with the High Sheriff’s Chaplain, Simon Shouler, we followed in our ancestors’ footsteps. Spot the Chaplain!

Loughborough CCF Annual Inspection

A memorable morning at the Grammar School under the searching gaze of inspecting officer Capt Chris Ansell RN. Opened by the CCF Corp of Drums, the entire Contingent was inspected to excellent musical accompaniment, before a tight Drill Competition, won by the RAF Section, and a riveting Field Gun Competition, won by the Army Section.…

Force HQ

To Leicestershire Police HQ seeing all they do to support the public, keep us safe and bring criminals to justice. Thank you to all the brave folk there.

Carpenter’s Arms

Inspiring visit to see Residential Help for Addiction in action, accompanied by Rev’d Simon Shouler, the High Sheriff’s Chaplain. The Carpenter’s Arms is recovering from a fire which could have put the whole Centre at risk. The work being done by the team to help the residents build new lives is inspirational!

Reaching People

A fascinating lecture by Dame Julia Unwin about the lessons she has learnt from a lifetime of service in the voluntary sector, and what organisations should be aiming for in the future. Riveting, enlightening & thought provoking. Thank you very much indeed to Dame Julia, and to the whole team at Reaching People who put…

Youth Awards

Amazing evening celebrating some truly inspirational young people in Leicestershire at the Lord Lieutenant’s Awards for Young People. All winners.

Police Investiture

An afternoon ceremony celebrating the long service of brave, dedicated police officers & support staff who keep us safe & we often take for granted. Thank you to you all.

Exhibition Opening: Influential women of the Sikh world & beyond

Fascinating exhibition of female role models at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Go and see it! Great speeches from the Creators at the opening today. Thank you to the Creators, and to all the team at Bosworth Heritage Centre for putting today on.

Dr Josh Smalley at Warning Zone

An inspirational talk last night by Josh, Bake Off Finalist, at Warning Zone, the Leicester charity that teaches 10 & 11yr olds life skills; how be savvy and look out for themselves both on & off line. What a role model he is for scientists, bakers, in fact everyone! And a great local charity –…

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…