Activities & News

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…

Men and Women in Sheds, Charnwood

I was met with hive of creativity when I visited the Men and Women in Sheds Charnwood with the Mayor of Charnwood as one of her chosen charities. Men and Women in Sheds offers a safe space for individual pursuits and community projects, a sense of purpose, achievement and social interaction. Wherever possible, the sheds…

De Montfort University Graduation Ceremony

It was my pleasure to attend the winter graduation ceremony at De Montfort University. A privilege to be present a such a proud moment for those graduating and for their family, friends and supporters. Congratulations! Let the next chapter of your life begin.

Sir John Moore Primary School and Foundation Museum

I had the pleasure of visiting the Sir John Moore Primary School and Sir John Moore Foundation Museum at Appleby Magna. The school council gave me an excellent tour of the school, showing me round each of their classrooms the play areas.  They also showed me the historic main hall with the statue of Sir Thomas…

Steps

I had the great pleasure visiting Steps Conductive Education Centre in NW Leicestershire as a guest of the Chairman of the District Council, Ray Morris and Rosemary Conley CBE DL, Patron of Steps. Steps is an incredible organisation that helps young children with Cerebral Palsy, chromosome disorders including Down Syndrome or other conditions which affect…

The Carers Centre

The High Sheriff dropped into the Wellbeing Centre in Loughborough to participate in a group meeting arranged by The Carers Centre for Leicestershire and Rutland which provides essential support to unpaid carers. Carers contribute estimated £162 billion unpaid work to the economy. We heard a presentation by Sarah who explained the rights of carers and…