Activities & News

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 to Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing Club, an entirely volunteer run organisation relying mainly on donations. I surprised the recipients (and the audience) by getting into…

Woman’s Empowerment Network

An inspiring evening hearing stories from women from all backgrounds to celebrate International Women’s Day. Thank you to all the speakers who shared their experiences and talents during the evening. It was an uplifting and fun evening, thank you. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and acknowledge the progress…

Celebrating International Women’s Day at The Grove Community Hub, Braunstone

250 girls joined together at The Grove Community Hub to celebrate International Women’s Day for a fun-packed day including a brilliant Football tournament between local schools. There were many other fun activities for the girls to try out, including dancing, crafts and gaming. The energy and excitement on the day was wonderful and thanks go…

Jain and Hindu Organ Donors Charity Event

Honoured to be speak at the Jain and Hindu Organ Donors (JHOD) Charity Event and to present awards to donor families, donors and recipients. JHOD raise awareness about organ donation, especially within the Jain and Hindu communities where patients often wait longer for transplants. The work by JHOD and others is impressive. Sharing stories of…

High Sheriff Regional Conference

Thank you to the High Sheriff of Derbyshire for hosting the High Sheriff Regional Conference at Tissington Hall. A great opportunity to share good practice and understanding of the role of the High Sheriff and Undersheriff. We also learnt about the National Crimebeat Awards and heard from Derbyshire the police about their “clear, hold, build…

John Storer House, Loughborough

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Margaret Smidowicz, gave me the opportunity to visit the John Storer House Community and Volunteer Centre, Loughborough, where I witnessed the amazing services and support they offer to our community. From well-being activities to transport assistance, a café, shop and much more, they truly cater to diverse needs. The John…

Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester

I was invited to speak to the wonderful Learning for Life and Work students at Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester. I spoke about the role of the High Sheriff, how High Sheriffs are appointed, our uniform, and some of things I have done in my shrieval year. I was also asked about my life and…

Trade Sexual Health

As part of National HIV testing week, I visited Trade Sexual Health in Leicester to talk about the range of services that Trade delivers and discussed the importance of testing. I talked to them about the HIV protection work they do in Leicester and Leicestershire and learnt how much HIV treatment and care has changed…

Braunstone History Group

The High Sheriff met the volunteers who are the Braunstone History Group at Braunstone Hall Stable Block to look round the walled garden and the museum. The collection which was fascinating. It provides an important record of the Winstanley family who once lived at Braunstone Hall, now a hotel and restaurant called Winstanley House set…

Holocaust Memorial Day – “Fragility of Freedom”

Professor Aubrey Newman gave a fascinating address on this year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day, “Fragility of Freedom”. There was also moving music from cellist Caroline Salinger and insights on “Fragility of Freedom” by students from English Martyrs’ Catholic School and Madani Schools Federation. Thank you to all who took part in this reflective and…