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High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Liz Green ends three-month library tour of county in Bishop’s Stortford





The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire ended a three-month tour of the county’s 46 libraries with a visit to Bishop’s Stortford.

Liz Green’s tour aimed to champion literacy and community engagement while raising money for the Hertfordshire Community Foundation, an independent charity which encourages local philanthropy.

She said: “Many of us take being able to read for granted, but applying for work, reading a bus timetable or instructions on a medicine bottle are just three examples of the difficulties faced by those with low literacy.”

Hertfordshire High Sheriff Liz Green visits Bishop's Stortford's library. Picture by Bishop's Stortford Library.
Hertfordshire High Sheriff Liz Green visits Bishop's Stortford's library. Picture by Bishop's Stortford Library.

Liz is a volunteer with Shannon Trust, an organisation dedicated to improving literacy skills and wellbeing for those in prison via a peer-to-peer, one-to-one teaching model. The charity is extending its support to those on probation and individuals in communities across Hertfordshire.

While at Bishop’s Stortford Library in The Causeway, she met the town’s Home Library Service volunteers, a MyVoice youth volunteer and members of the This ‘n’ That group.

Other guests included Takeley women’s rights activist Valerie Lolomari, founder of anti-FGM charity Women of Grace, and paramedic Justin Honey-Jones, the founder of Hearts for Herts defibrillator installation charity.

There are 55 High Sheriffs who serve the counties of England and Wales, supporting the Crown and the judiciary. Their office is a non-political Royal appointment for a single year.



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