The High Sheriff was invited to attend an annual Hospice event thanking and awarding volunteers for their contribution to volunteering in the preceding 12 months, as well as presenting long service awards to those achieving the distinction of 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 yrs of voluntary service to the Severn Hospice this year. This […]
R J B Bland Esq, High Sheriff of Shropshire 2014-15
Jigsaw Sound Concert – 2Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury – December 2014 Jigsaw Sound Concert – 3Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury – December 2014 Jigsaw Sound Concert – Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury – December 2014 A fund raising event for the Rural Community Council was held at Holy Trinity Church, Meole […]
The High Sheriff and his wife were given a very interesting and illuminating tour of Thomas Telford School, a high performing secondary school which lies at the heart of Telford. The School is a City Technology College, sponsored by the Mercers’ Company and Tarmac Holdings Ltd.,with over 1200 eleven to eighteen yr old students. . It was established […]
A service of Readings and Carols for Christmas was held in the Chapel at The Schools, Shrewsbury, attended largely by school boys and their families. The evening was preceded by a reception in the Alington Hall at the Schools for Old Salopians.
Superintendent James Tozer, Shropshire Police Area, invited the High Sheriff to the Citizens’ Academy Graduation Ceremony held at Shrewsbury Police Station. The inaugural Citizen’ Academy has been running at Shrewsbury Policing Area, following its start in September 2014. The concept behind the Citizens’ Academy is that a group of individuals are given access and information […]
Telford and Wrekin Council, in association with Telford Christian Council, invited the High Sheriff and his wife to their annual Civic Carol Service held in the Oakengates Theatre @ ‘The Place’. Music was provided by pupils of Abraham Darby Academy in Madeley, the ‘Abraham Darby Showband’. The event is held to raise money for the […]
The High Sheriff and his wife were invited to attend Lichfield Cathedral Advent Carol Service. This is a very beautiful and moving annual candlelit ceremony of Music, Readings and Procession with the Great ‘O’ Antiphons of Advent, and this year was led by the Dean, the Very Rev’d Adrian Dorbar. Lichfield Cathedral has launched an […]
On Wednesday 26th November, the High Sheriff visited RAF Shawbury with Susan Sellars the High Sheriff of Cheshire and Councillor Beverley Baker, The Mayor of Shrewsbury. The party was escorted throughout the day by Squadron Leader Kim Leach. The visit included the Hawk fighter jet refurbishment department (including Red Arrows planes), the helicopter flying school […]
A presentation of awards given to outstanding young RAF cadets of 1119 (Shrewsbury) Squadron was held at an annual Gala Dinner Evening held this year at The Albright Hussey, near Shrewsbury. The Air Training Corps was launched on 5th February 1941 by the Father of ATC Air Commodore JA Chamier. It didn’t take long before […]
The High Sheriff and his wife were given an enlightened tour of the new Redwood Centre in Shrewsbury, built on the site of the old Shelton Hospital, and now part of the Mental Health South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. It was officially opened in September this year by Mr Steve Jones, chairman of […]
A unique fundraising event was held by the High Sheriff of Cheshire at Oulton Park in order to raise money for the five hospices in Cheshire. The High Sheriff and his wife were invited along with about 250 other enthusiastic guests to a private preview of ‘Art in the Park’, where a vast number of […]
The High Sheriff and his wife attended a Gala Evening to celebrate achievements across South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The POD Awards (Positively Different Staff Awards) are in recognition of staff aiming to provide outstanding mental health, learning disability and children’s services nationally regionally and to local communities. They aim to make […]
The High Sheriff was invited to partake in an Awards Ceremony for the Ellesmere Cadets where he was able to award certificates of merit to a number of well deserving Cadets. There are about 600 young Army Cadets in Shropshire between the ages of 12 – 18 yrs old, of which there are 20 young enthusiastic […]
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