The office of High Sheriff is an independent non political Royal appointment for the period of one year. After the Monarchy it is the oldest secular office in the county dating back for over 1000 years. Today the role is largely ceremonial but carries the status of being the Kings highest judicial officer in the county.the role involves a mix of ceremonial charitable and community functions and is entirely self funded at no cost to the public purse.
I am honoured to be appointed High Sheriff of Worcestershire in His Majesty the Kings Coronation year.
My Declaration Ceremony took place on the 30th March 2023 at the Shire Hall Worcester in the presence of High Court Judge..The Honourable Mr Justice Pepperall, distinguished guests,family and friends.
I would like to congratulate my predecessor Andrew Manning Cox on a brilliant term as High Sheriff.His energy and enthusiasm has created a memorable year, recognising the unsung heroes and heroines who work within numerous charities and projects throughout the County. He leaves an innovative legacy that will continue for years to come.
My focus during my 2023/24 year will be ‘vulnerable children and young people’ in the county.
During my 41 years as Founder of Hewett Recruitment I enjoyed using my influence and network whenever possible to bring key people together enabling me to initiate an award winning programme for disadvantaged children and others initiatives that simply aimed to help young people to reach their full potential.
I love living in this county, with all it has to offer. However I am acutely aware through my ongoing connections with local charities,that there are still areas of great need, and of course our children and young people are where it starts ..they are our future!
I’m grateful to have been able to provide for and see my own son and daughter ..succeed ,build theirs own families and be happy in a safe loving environment which has enabled them to thrive. However it puts into sharp focus the plight of some children and young people who are in crisis and suffer abuse neglect and mental health issues ( even more exposed in lockdown)….right here on our doorsteps in Worcestershire.
I will use this honourable position to learn more from those organisations and services that work so hard within the resources available to them.
I will continue to bring key people together, to support, advise and recognise their achievements. If I can make a little magic happen along the the way..I will.
During my year I will also be raising funds for local charities who support vulnerable young people and children in Worcestershire via the High Sheriffs Fund, a Charity within the Worcestershire Community Foundation.
Please feel free to contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org