High Sheriff of Cheshire to honour SHARE Charity with The High Sheriff’s Award, saying “The Share Shop is unique..”
A Chester musician and the SHARE Charity are to be honoured by Cheshire’s High Sheriff.
The High Sheriff, Jeannie France-Hayhurst, recently saw Ed Alleyne-Johnson playing in Chester Cathedral beneath the amazing Gaia Globe.
Jeannie told us, ‘He was wonderful. The sight of the Gaia was an emotional experience in itself, but this was hugely enhanced by the beautiful music created by Ed. He has given so much pleasure to thousands of listeners over the years that I was delighted when he agreed to accept a High Sheriff’s award for Music.’
Before she ends her time in office, Jeannie also wishes to acknowledge the work of SHARE. SHARE – Supporting Homeless Assisting Refugees Everywhere – is a local charity to which Jeannie has offered a great deal of support. The charity will be honoured at the same event.
She explained, ‘Those who visit The Share Shop in Pepper Street find that with its delightful café it is much more than a charity shop. It’s a lovely place to rest and relax. Of course the shop is an important part of the work, but it is only one aspect. SHARE offers recovery art and mental welfare support in addition to providing basic necessities to Chester’s most vulnerable.’
‘The Share Shop is unique to Chester, and that is the reason that as High Sheriff of Cheshire I would like to acknowledge their work.’
Jeannie is nearing the end to her year as High Sheriff, a year she committed to supporting the arts. Many have benefitted from her interest and support. She has organised a special event in the welcoming and stylish environment of the New Chester Market Hall which is hosting the event on Wednesday 29 March at 7.00, where she will present both with their awards.
SHARE Founder and Trustee Adam Dandy said “We have been humbled by the continuous support and encouragement our esteemed High Sheriff Jeannie, has shown to us all here at Chester’s Share Shop, and also at our Day Centre on City Rd, Jeannie has been a regular customer and advocate for the work our volunteers do to help people who are homeless and or refugees here in the City of Chester and around the World, and we as a very appreciative team at SHARE, can’t thank her enough for inviting us to receive this honour.
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