Activities & News

Cara Perry personal High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award

It was my absolute pleasure to present Cara Perry with a (surprise) High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for her outstanding dedication to help female survivors of sexual abuse sexual violence and rape through Jasmine house in Leicester. I visited Jasmine house some months ago. I was so impressed by the service that they offer and…

North West Leicestershire Chairman’s Dinner in aid of Steps

The annual dinner of the Chairman of North West Leicestershire, Cllr Ray Morris, was held at the magnificent Staunton Harold Hall in aid of local charity Steps. Patron and Trustee of Steps, Rosemary Conley CBE, was also in attendance. Steps is a specialist centre offering Conductive Education for children from birth to five years who…

Carl Walter and Rob Elliot High Sheriff Award for contribution to the community

Rob & Ruth Elliot and Carl Walter set up Elliott Hall in South Wigston for youth and community and opened its doors back in 2017 with the objective was to bring the community together to provide services where there are none available. The website says “our doors are open to everyone” which encapsulates what you…

High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for Reiss Loftus

Reiss set up the Brotherhood Legion to create a space for men to grow mentally and physically. The Brotherhood Legion is a men’s focused group built around mind motivation and open conversations. It provides a space for men to express themselves and learn from each other without judgement. Men from all races, religions and backgrounds.…

High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for Lucy Herlihy-Starr

Lucy has helped as a volunteer with the scouts for over 14 years and goes above and beyond to help in her spare time. She works with children at the local cub scout group helping them develop their skills and to be kind and honourable people, even learning the Ukrainian language in case there’s a…

PACE Community Appreciation Dinner

A generous and joyful community Appreciation Dinner was held by Proactive Community Endeavours (PACE) in Loughborough. They invited key people who work in the community and further afield on a voluntary basis.

Reopening of Christ the King Church Food Bank, Beaumont Leys

I was asked to speak and unveil a commemorative plaque at the reopening of Christ the King Church Food Bank, Beaumont Leys. The reopening was after the hubs refurbishment made possible by the Governments Community Cost of Living Fund and National Lottery Fund. It was my pleasure to thank a wonderful caring team of volunteers…

SIGNAL – Leicestershire Police’s Rape and Serious Sexual Violence investigation unit

I visited the team ‘SIGNAL’, Leicestershire Police’s Rape and Serious Sexual Violence investigation unit to learn about the important work they do and thank them. I also spoke with the team at Juniper Lodge Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) who provide medical, emotional or practical support to anyone over 18 years in Leicester, Leicestershire and…

Stamford Hall National Rehabilitation Centre

A fascinating visit to see the work in progress at Stamford Hall National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) with Veronica Pickering, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire. An amazing and important facility for our county and the midlands. We also had the opportunity to look round the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC).

Susana Ashcroft High Sheriff Award for service to Girlguiding

Susie was nominated by the parents of the girls who attend Girl Guides. Susie has been a committed member of the Girlguiding community all her life and has volunteered for Girlguiding in Leicestershire for the last 24 years. She has held the position of District Commissioner for Girlguiding within Leicestershire for the last 6 years.…