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James Bettley

High Sheriff of Essex

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My story

[p]My name is James Bettley, and during my year in office as High Sheriff of Essex I’m fund-raising for the High Sheriffs’ Fund ([url=https://highsheriffofessex.com/high-sheriffs-fund/]https://highsheriffofessex.com/high-sheriffs-fund/[/url]). The Fund was established within the Essex Community Foundation in 1996 to reward community initiatives that address crime and antisocial behaviour. Each year the High Sheriff of Essex awards grants totalling about £30,000 to voluntary groups and charitable organisations, and gives recognition to individuals who are tackling local problems.[/p][p]I’ll be taking part in sponsored litter-picking across the county; my aim is to join groups in each of the county’s twelve districts and the unitary authorities of Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea. Litter is more than just a visual blight and litter-picking is about more than being tidy. Much of what is casually dropped or thrown from cars is hazardous to people, animals, and the environment, whether it be plastic that pollutes our streams and rivers and finds its way into the sea, or glass that may break and cut, or even cause fires. [/p][p]It’s also widely accepted that the presence of litter encourages antisocial behaviour generally. And the big brother of litter is fly-tipping, and clearing that up is a real problem and considerable expense for local authorities and landowners.[/p][p]So I’ll be joining litter-picking groups over the next twelve months, helping them with the valuable job they do to make Essex both a cleaner and a safer place in which to live, and I hope others will want to help me recognise the service they provide by contributing to the High Sheriffs’ Fund.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

08 Apr 2020


Feb 3, 2020

Frederick Hervey-Bathurst

Excellent cause, and good use for the sword!


Oct 13, 2019

Warwick and Karen Newbury

With very many apologies that we were unable to join you today at the Justice Service

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 13, 2019

Stephen and Diane Kavanagh

James, thank you for all you have done and continue to do for Essex. Best wishes Stephen and a Diane

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2019

Simon Gibbs

Our apologies that we are now unable to attend the High Sheriff’s Justice Service. Simon and Pippa

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2019

M A B and S

We are only too happy to contribute a little to your community initiatives.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2019

James Sidgwick

Aug 27, 2019

Hugh Savill

Sorry I can't make the service

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 22, 2019

Mark Gilmartin

Sorry I won't be able to attend the Justice Service in October but very pleased to help the good work you do.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 17, 2019

Carol Buller

Fab work James!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 19, 2019

Bill and Bill

Carry on picking!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid