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July 2017

July 19 2017

The High Sheriff and Gill visited Lister Infant School in Liverpool to present awards to the graduating Year 2 children. The pupils conducted an assembly which was full of songs, poems and memories. The children wore caps and gowns made for the occasion by one of the parents. The children have now graduated to the Junior School and hopefully they will have many more graduations during their school and university career.

July 10 2017

Stephen and Gill joined The High Sheriff of Manchester and his wife when they entertained High Sheriffs and their wives from Cheshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire and representatives from The Duchy of Lancaster. A wonderful meal at The High Sheriff of Manchester's restaurant, Yang Sing Cathay.

July 1 2017

The High Sheriff joined 50 Police Cadets as they embarked on a sponsored walk along the Wirral Way starting from Thurstaston and finishing at Hooton Station. The funds raised will benefit the Merseyside Police and High Sheriff's Charitable Trust which in turn will be distributed throughout the year to young people and worthwhile benevolent ventures across Merseyside. The walk was approximately 10 miles and enjoyed by all.

June 2017

June 28 2017

Stephen and Gill joined the Lord Lieutenant and other Dignitaries at Liverpool Cathedral to join in a moving service for the War Widows Association of Great Britain.

June 23 2017

This year Liverpool hosted the National Armed Forces Day and on 23 June HRH The Earl of Wessex attended various events in the region - Mariners Park, Wallasey to open the Seafarers UK Centenary Wing Accommodation Hub, Everton in the Community People's Hub, Brunswick Youth and Community Centre and a celebration to mark the 300th Anniversary of the Bluecoat. An evening Reception was hosted on board HMS Iron Duke at the Cruise Liner Terminal, Liverpool.

June 24 2017
Armed Forces celebrations continued in Liverpool with a march past parade viewed from a saluting dias on Princess Parade. Thereafter HRH, the Prime Minister and other guests were invited to view the various military stands on the waterfront before their departure.

The Armed Forces weekend concluded with the Church service entitled 'People of Faith Serving the Nation' at St Nicholas Church.

June 22 2017
The High Sheriff and Gill attended a Charity Golf Event at Kinross in Scotland in support of the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity. The Captain and Senior Officers of HMS Prince of Wales were also in attendance.

June 16 2017
On June 16 the Signing of the Roll took place at Liverpool QE11 Law Courts. The traditional ceremony was attended by the Lord Lieutenant and other dignatories, the Judiciary, past High Sheriffs and friends and family of the High Sheriff.

Later that day the High Sheriff and Gill visited the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust. Stephen congratulated the team on the wonderful rehabilitation work which they do enabling people to function more independently and encouraging them to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible, while at the same time developing their lives as they choose.

June 8 2017
Stephen and Gill attended the Merseyside Mini Police Launch Event at Millbrook Community Primary School. The Mini Police Project is an interactive volunteering opportunity to engage with 9-11 year old children through their school. They are involved in a number of extra-curricular events to support their school and are true ambassadors for the School, Community and Merseyside Police. 50 children have already joined the Programme from other schools and 10 new recruits were welcomed from Millbrook. A police helicopter landed on the school fields and the children were able to view other police assets including the Police Mounted Division and motorcycles.

Stephen and Gill attended the Centre in Wirral where the results of the General Election for Wirral South and Wirral West were being counted. As the Returning Officer the High Sheriff announced the results at 2.30 am on June 9

June 7 2017
Stephen attended the SeftonCarers Centre to present awards to volunteers. The High Sheriff congratulated Vicky Keeley, the Services Support Manager and her teams on the work and wonderful efforts on the part of all the Volunteers.

May 2017

May 25 2017
On May 25 the Sheriffs of the City of London hosted a reception for all the High Sheriffs in England and Wales at the Old Bailey. The evening provided an opportunity to meet other High Sheriffs and Alderman William Russell gave an interesting talk on the history of the Old Bailey.

May 11 2017
On May 11 the High Sheriff joined the Lord Lieutenant and Vice Lord Lieutenant to present the British Empire Medals. The Honours System recognizes people who have made achievements in public life or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.

May 6 2017
May 6 Stephen was invited to attend a dinner to present awards to 2359 (Woolton) Squadron Air Cadets. The Cadets were most impressive in their uniforms with obvious dedication to their role and most definitely lived up to their moto ‘Success Through Endeavour’


April 2017

April 27 2017
On April 28 the High Sheriff presented the awards at the Police Commendation Ceremony at Aintree Racecourse. This ceremony recognizes the exceptional work of our police officers and their commitment in the performance of their duty in going the extra mile in supporting the public and ensuring their safety.

April 27 2017
April 27 saw the High Sheriff joining the Mayor and other dignitaries on a tour of the Borough of Knowsley. Of particular interest was a visit to Halewood International Ltd to tour the distillery where Liverpool Gin is produced. In the afternoon a visit to the Foodbank in Knowsley highlighted the valuable work involved in ensuring that the needs of the community are met.

April 26 2017
On April 26 the High Sheriff attended the HMS Prince of Wales Affiliates Day in Rosyth. The day was cold and wet but an amazing experience touring this new aircraft carrier which is scheduled to be named in September. The ship is affiliated to Liverpool where Cammell Laird completed the Centre Blocks (Flight Deck) for HMS Prince of Wales and the photograph was taken on the Flight Deck.

April 20 2017
Stephen Burrows, Chairman of Law Firm Brabners has been officially installed as the High Sheriff of Merseyside for 2017/18. Mr Burrows officially began his year of office in a ceremony in the St George’s Hall, Liverpool. He was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen in March. Stephen said 
I feel very honoured and privileged to be appointed High Sheriff of Merseyside and I intend to spend as much time as possible visiting and supporting many causes in Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helens and Sefton.”

High Sheriff of Merseyside Stephen Burrows with his wife Gill, pictured after his Installation ceremony on Thursday 20th April 2017. 

Following the Ceremony in the Concert Room, lunch was served in the Great Hall where the famous Minton Tiled flooring was unveiled.

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