The Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund


Started by the two Sheriffs of the City of London, the Fund remains wonderfully supported by them.  Every year the new Sheriffs and their consorts initiate and run a fund-raising event: in 2015, dressed in animal onesies, they rode a tandem round several Livery Halls.  In 2016 they mounted horses for a similar ride (an act of bravery by Sheriff Dr Christine Rigden, who had not ridden a horse before). 

The Recorder of London, His Honour Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, is a vital link between the Fund and the Old Bailey, where he is the Senior Circuit Judge.  He is a great supporter of the Fund’s activities, for example acting as host at breakfasts where guests are introduced to the Fund. 

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.

Upcoming Events

Sheriff Hayward’s Weight Loss Event 2020
Click on this link and download pdf attached for more information (Sheriff’s Weight Loss Event)


Old Bailey Choir concert in aid of the Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund

This event has been cancelled.
Any enquiries please contact

In the Temple Church
An evening with George Frederic Handel
Organ Concerto in F Major
The Messiah Parts II and III
Tuesday 12th May 2020 7.30pm
Tickets £22.50-£30.00
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Previous Events

sheriffs and recordersAbove: Visit of HRH The Countess of Wessex to HMP Downview in connection with the London College of Fashion Making for Change project, partly sponsored by the Sheriffs' and Recorder's Fund - November 2017

sheriffs and recordersAbove Left: The Recorder of London, together with Clive Rowe, attending the performance of 'Elijah' at the Barbican which raised funds for the Sheriffs' and Recorder's Fund - February 2018. Right: The Old Bailey Witch - Fiona Adler, Consort to Alderman Sheriff Timothy Hailes, performing in Yet More Trial and Error - March 2018

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Above: Sheriff Neil Redcliffe addressing the audience at the first of the two performances by the Nordic Choir - March and June 2018