Activities & News

Coronation Tree Planting Ceremony

The University of Leicester Botanic Garden, Oadby, Leicester was chosen as the site to plant a sapling as a lasting legacy of King Charles III’s Coronation. I attended a dedication ceremony which was held with the Lord- Lieutenant and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester. The King granted funds to each of the United Kingdom…

Lincolnshire Justice Service

I was honoured to attend the Justice Service of the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Richard Lake OBE at Lincoln cathedral.

Women’s Institute Annual Council Meeting

Honoured to be a guest speaker at the Leicestershire and Rutland Women’s Institute Annual Council Meeting to explain the role of High Sheriff and speak about my experiences during my year in the role.   A wonderful opportunity to raise the profile and work of all High Sheriff’s in England and Wales (there are none in Scotland)…

Leicester Tigers

Thank you, Leicester Tigers, for their hospitality at the game last night. Not the result we wanted but a very pleasurable evening on what was my 14th night in a row of engagements. Thank you to the wonderful hospitality team who made the evening a real treat for us. The Leicester Tigers Foundation utilises the…

Night-time economy with the Police

I spent a valuable night observing the night-time economy with the team from Mansfield House Police Station, Leicester. So much of what the police do to keep us all safe is unseen and unheard and I am in awe of the calculated risks you take on our behalf on a daily basis. Thank you for…

Building resilience in the workplace event.

I was delighted to support and attend a wellbeing event for professionals in the charity sector working in the field of sexualised trauma to talk about building resilience in the workplace. It was the first partnership event held by Quetzal, Freeva, Jasmine House, Leicester Rape Crisis and Firsteps. Dr Mish Seabrook, was keynote speaker, talking…

BUCS Big Wednesday at Loughborough University

Great to be part of BUCS Big Wednesday at Loughborough University. It is the pinnacle of the university team sports programme, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and is the team finals event when the best university teams battle it out for the Championship and Trophy titles across 16 league sports. The culmination of 24,000…

Coroner’s Court

I had an incredibly insightful visit to the Coroner’s Court as part of my role as High Sheriff of Leicestershire. It was truly fascinating to learn more about the vital work conducted here and gain a deeper understanding of the processes involved. A huge thank you to all the dedicated staff for their warm welcome…

Installation of the Dean of Leicester

The High Sheriff was delighted to attend the installation of The Revd Canon Karen Rooms as Dean of Leicester at Leicester Cathedral. A joyful occasion with many supporters and friends attending.

Anthony Marvin, High Sheriff Award

I travelled to Mountsorrel to present another well-deserved High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award to an unsuspecting recipient. Anthony Marvin had been nominated by several members of his community for the positive impact he is making in the area. He runs the “mug and mingle”, breaking down loneliness and isolation, offering a chat or extra support…