Activities & News

HRH The Princess Royal opening the new St John Ambulance hub

On Tuesday 10th October HRH The Princess Royal opened the new St John Ambulance hub, at Castle Donnington. It was wonderful to meet so many of the amazing team during the event and learn about their work through community sessions and ambulance provisions. Thank you for also showing me the outstanding facilities at the hub,…

The Framework Knitters Company Annual Dinner

I was delighted to speak at the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters Annual Dinner about the role of the High Sheriff and my year so far supporting organisations throughout the county and city. Thank you for the book, socks and the generous donation to Charity Link, one of my chosen charity’s and for whom I…

High Sheriff of Northamptonshire’s Garden party

It was wonderful to attend the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire’s Garden party with the High Sheriffs of Rutland, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire.  Thank you for your generous hospitality.  Congratulations award winners Rose of Northamptonshire Awards:-– Trina Breedon (Family Support Link)– Jane Capps (Off the Streets) High Sheriff’s Awards– Andre Arrisol– Northampton Guardians (collected by Gill Goodship)

Visit to Leicester Synagogue and Heritage Centre

I had the pleasure of visiting the Leicester Hebrew Congregation Synagogue and Heritage Centre and learnt about Leicester’s Jewish community and its history. Thank you so much to Laurie and Ian for giving me a really informative and interesting tour of the historic Synagogue. Working with a diverse range of communities and religious groups the…

Visit to thank the Air Ambulance

It was an honour to visit the local Air Ambulance to thank the team who provide such a vital and amazing service saving lives across Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. On the day of the visit the pilot, paramedic, and doctor had already been out on 5 missions. On average they get called out…

The Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem in England and Wales

The High Sheriff took part in a very special commemoration afternoon and Hymns of Praise Service when King Offa Commandery – Grand Priory of England and Wales, visited Burton Lazars, Leicestershire. This was the site of the medieval Headquarters of the Order of St Lazarus in England. Following a short presentation in the Village Hall…

Turning Point

The High Sheriff visited Turning Point in Leicester to learn about the vital work they do with anyone who is affected by drugs or alcohol and wants support to make change. Turning Point also offers support with mental health, learning disability, sexual health and support for young people and friends and family affected by these…

Rainbows Hospice Loughborough

It was wonderful to visit the very special Rainbows Hospice with the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Theresa Peltier, and meet some of their amazing team. The team are there to brighten short lives, make the most of every precious moment, capturing those memoires and supporting families. Rainbows Hospice provides care and support for babies, children…

1st Newbold Verden’s Scout Gala

The Newbold Verden Scout’s held their first Gala in 20 years on Saturday 16 September. The High Sheriff was honoured to be invited to formally open the event. The Gala started with a wonderful parade through the village that finished in the playing fields at Newbold Verden Primary School. Special thanks must go to Steve…

3 Peaks of Leicestershire Conquered for Charity Link!

On Sunday 24th September the High Sheriff and her team successfully completed the Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of Leicester’s Charity Link with the team raising £3,322 so far. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. The 16-mile challenge was well supported with over 100 participants. It was extremely well organised by the…