Previous Events

Tandem rides, horse rides, breakfasts, receptions, tours, concerts, sheep drives, book launches, sponsored runs, theatrical shows, debates, fashion shows, children’s parties, wine tastings – events galore – are all dreamed up and organised by people who believe 100% in the value and efficacy of the Fund’s work.

  • Old Bailey Carol Service

    December 13, 2023

    Every year the brilliant Old Bailey Choir puts on an excellent Christmas Carol Service, held in candlelight in the Grand Hall at the Old Bailey. The Old Bailey choir is made up of a wide range of talented singers including Judges, Barristers, Security Guards and Court Clerks. All proceeds go to the Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund.

  • Dial Medicine for Murder

    November 28, 2023

    Following the hugely successful UK and US tours, Dr. Harry Brunjes and Dr. Andrew Johns presented the highly acclaimed “Dial Medicine for Murder” for the benefit of the S&R Fund to a sell out audience in Court No. 1 at the Old Bailey.  Dial Medicine for Murder examines the background, arrest, trial and psychopathology of two of the 20th century’s most infamous physicians, Dr Harold Shipman and Dr John Bodkin Adams.

  • Sheriff’s Last Stand

    September 14, 2023

    Following a sumptuous dinner in the Old Bailey’s Lower Hall, 180 guests watched on as Alderman Sheriff King was put through his paces in the boxing ring. The audience enjoyed watching six amateur boxing bouts for the Carney’s Cup, an annual competition between Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club from Manchester and Fitzroy Lodge ABC from Lambeth, South London. Over £5,000 was raised from this event for the Fund.

  • Sheriffs Horse Ride

    May 24, 2023

    Accompanied by riders from the Light Cavalry, Alderman Sheriff Alastair King, DL and his Consort Corinne Lee spent the morning riding around The City visiting Livery Halls to raise money for the Fund. Sheriff Andrew Marsden and Consort Marian Gamble sensibly opted for the air-conditioned taxi offering sterling support on foot when they stopped off. In what has nearly become an annual City staple, nearly £8,000 was raised this year.

  • High Drama in Court No 1.

    March 13 – 16, 2023

    High Drama in Court No 1. with Jury, Trial & Error, a very popular show devised by HH Peter Rook KC, directed by Ellis Sareen and featuring a star-studded cast from the Bar, Judiciary and City.  This was the ninth in the series of Trial & Error productions which have raised in excess of £130,000 in aggregate for the Fund.

  • Film Night

    February 28, 2023

    The brainchild of the Recorder, the Fund put on a charity showing of the film ‘The Duke’ followed by a Q&A panel led by Dame Linda Dobbs KC. The Panel consisted of Jim Broadbent, Clive Coleman and Richard Bean.