The history behind the office of the High Sheriff

Opening of Val Jackson scanner suite at Ilkeston Community Hospital. Opened by The High Sheriff of Derbyshire David Coleman.
Opening of Val Jackson scanner suite at Ilkeston Community Hospital. Opened by The High Sheriff of Derbyshire David Coleman.

Derbyshire High Sheriff David Coleman is to host his final charity event before handing over the reins in April.

The event is an evening of jazz and soul music to raise cash for the High Sheriff’s Fund – supporting young people to avoid getting involved with crime and anti-social behaviour.

It will be David’s final public fundraising event before he hands over the reins to the next High Sheriff on April 9.

He said “This is set to be a great evening, while at the same time helping those young people in Derbyshire who need the help.

“This will be my final public fundraising event before my term of being the High Sheriff ends in April.”

David, 61, was brought up in Ripley and now lives in Ironville.

A former pupil of Swanwick Hall Grammar School, he joined the police in 1975 and became a Chief Constable in 2001. He retired from the force in 2007 and was installed as the county’s High Sheriff on April 3 last year.

Nationally acclaimed band SoulDeep will be performing at the event hosted by David on Saturday, February 28.

It will kick off from 7.30pm, at Landau Forte College, Derby.

George Grigon of SoulDeep said: “We are absolutely delighted and honoured to be performing at the last fundraising event for the High Sheriff of Derbyshire.

“The fact we are supporting such a worthy cause at the samr time is something that is very important to us as a band.”

The entry fee is £15. To book tickets or find out more call Rachel Grime on 01773 525860.