Activities & News

Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Family Carol Service

The High Sheriff attended the Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Family joint Carol Service in Leicester Cathedral. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of the Police and Fire Service, volunteers, friends and families. The High Sheriff’s Police cadet Harvey was in attendance.  Revd Cannon Karen Rooms, Dean Designate of Leicester…

East Midlands Chamber Annual Christmas Lunch

It was pleasure to attend the East Midlands Chamber Annual Christmas Lunch at the Athena where the charity raffle was in aid of the East Midlands Chamber Charitable Fund. My thanks to President, Stuart Dawkins and Chief executive Scott Knowles, DL.

North West Leicestershire District Civic Carol Service.

I was delighted to attend North West Leicestershire District Council Civic Carol Service at Christ Church Coalville, led by Reverend Gill Pennington. Chairman Ray Morris and Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire, were amongst those who read lessons. With thanks to All Saints Primary School and the members of Christ Church Community Choir for…

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) Christmas Party in Market Harborough

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) Christmas Party in Market Harborough I was invited to join the VASL team, hosted by Rohini, who were holding a lunch to celebrate all the amazing work the volunteers do across Leicestershire helping reduce loneliness and wellbeing of family carers and those who are isolated. It was a privilege to…

“Caring at Christmas” Community Carol Service, St James the Greater, Leicester

The High Sheriff joined in the celebrations and carol service held at St James the Greater in Leicester. Monies raised went to LOROS providing hospice care for Leicester, and Leicestershire. It was a very joyful and lively occasion with carols, readings and a wide range of music, that included harmonies, and traditional Ukrainian Christmas Carols.…

Chairman’s Civic Carol Service Harborough District

The High Sheriff was delighted to be invited by the Chairman of Harborough District Council, Councillor Barbara Johnson, to attend the Civic Carol Service. A collection was taken for the Chairman’s Charities, Leicestershire, and Rutland Air Ambulance, and LWA (Living without Abuse) and the work of the Baptist Church. It was a festive evening with…

Melton Mowbray and Dove Cottage Hospice

The High Sheriff was the guest of Alan Hewson, Mayor of Melton Borough Council, and his wife Jane, on a visit to Melton Mowbray. It was a fantastic day, which comprised a tour of the very busy livestock market, the Town Centre, a local hospice, a presentation on the innovative Melton Community Support Hub, and…

Communal Chanukah Lighting, Leicester Town Hall

The High Sheriff attended the lighting of the Menorah at the Town Hall with the Lord Lieutenant and Lord Mayor of Leicester. It was great to see so many people from Leicester’s diverse community who joined the event. It was a happy occasion with Rabbi Shmuli Pink leading the celebrations and songs, which included a…

Visit To St Matthews Centre, Leicester

The High Sheriff dropped off some food at the St Matthews Centre in Leicester for Jean Williams MBE, Chairwoman of the St Matthews Tenants Association, who was coordinating putting together festive food parcels for the residents of St Mathews. Jean had gathered volunteers and the local police to help to create the parcels. I was…

Celebrating the reopening of Leicester Cathedral

The High Sheriff attended a Festal Evensong to celebrate the reopening of Leicester Cathedral after some 2 years of extensive work. The Bishop of Leicester gave thanks, and the choir sang beautifully throughout the service. The project has opened up the Cathedral allowing far greater flexibility for events. It is open for all to see…