Activities & News

Reaching People

A fascinating lecture by Dame Julia Unwin about the lessons she has learnt from a lifetime of service in the voluntary sector, and what organisations should be aiming for in the future. Riveting, enlightening & thought provoking. Thank you very much indeed to Dame Julia, and to the whole team at Reaching People who put…

Youth Awards

Amazing evening celebrating some truly inspirational young people in Leicestershire at the Lord Lieutenant’s Awards for Young People. All winners.

Police Investiture

An afternoon ceremony celebrating the long service of brave, dedicated police officers & support staff who keep us safe & we often take for granted. Thank you to you all.

Exhibition Opening: Influential women of the Sikh world & beyond

Fascinating exhibition of female role models at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Go and see it! Great speeches from the Creators at the opening today. Thank you to the Creators, and to all the team at Bosworth Heritage Centre for putting today on.

Dr Josh Smalley at Warning Zone

An inspirational talk last night by Josh, Bake Off Finalist, at Warning Zone, the Leicester charity that teaches 10 & 11yr olds life skills; how be savvy and look out for themselves both on & off line. What a role model he is for scientists, bakers, in fact everyone! And a great local charity –…

Sue Young Cancer Support

I was delighted to visit Sue Young Cancer Support on Monday to hear about the wonderful work that Courtney Nangle and his team do, supporting cancer sufferers and their carers in Leicestershire. The occasion was the soft launch of their new drop-in service, designed to overcome the significant waiting list for the counselling that Sue…

Handover & Declaration Ceremony

Leicestershire has a new High Sheriff following the traditional Handover and Declaration Ceremony held on Friday 5th April 2024 in the apt and ancient setting of The Guildhall, Leicester. Witnessed by High Court Judge, The Honourable Mr Justice Choudhury and in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant, Mike Kapur OBE CStJ, the Lord Mayor, the…

New High Sheriff of Leicestershire

My year as High Sheriff of Leicestershire has come to end, and it has been my honour and privilege to serve you all. My thanks to all those who have helped, supported and welcomed me during my year and for those many friendships made which I do truly value. It has been a humbling experience…

High Sheriff’s Thank You Reception for Charities and Volunteers.

As my year drew to an end it felt very natural to hold a Thank You Reception for all the extraordinary people doing amazing things in their community that I have met during my year as my gift to them to thank them, in some so small way, for their work and contribution. It was…

Mel Thomas QPM High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award

I presented Mel Thomas QPM with a High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for his work in the community and within the Leicestershire Police. Mel has championed diversity and inclusion within the organisation and in the community promoting Black History Month and helping deliver Black History and Culture training. Mel also supports the Violence Against Women…