The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Jane Tufnell, visited Brendan’s Bridge recently and met young people from a range of communities.
The role of the High Sheriff was not an easy one to explain to young people but it is a ceremonial role that sits at the top of the judiciary system – overseeing law and order. In practice, Jane is involved in a wide range of organisations – supporting their work by networking them and with funds from the High Sheriff’s Fund.
Brendan’s Bridge was awarded a grant for sport in the community with marginalised groups of young people. One such event was the pop up basketball events that ran in August and October. Davridge James was one of the young people who helped coordinate the events which were held at the Friendship Café basketball court and at Parry Hall basketball court. He told the High Sheriff of plans to run more such events as the summer one in particular proved very successful.
Also on hand to greet The High Sheriff was Brendan’s Bridge young Trustee Pip Williams. Students and staff from Bridge Training Ltd, one of the charity’s partner organisations also attended along with pupils from Gloucester Alternative Provision School.
Photos courtesy of Sam Whippman