Coat Drive 2014 – Share the Warmth

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Coat Drive 2014 – Share the Warmth

Leicestershire people are again being asked to donate warm coats to keep out the cold for local people in need this coming winter. The second Leicestershire Cares Coat Drive is under way with collection points around the city, county and in Rutland where anyone can donate clean and gently-used coats in good condition and full working order. The coats will be passed on to men, women and children – including the homeless – via 22 charities and voluntary groups across the county. From now until September 19, people can donate winter coats at: Seven branches of Hinckley & Rugby Building...

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Local Companies Join Forces

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Local Companies Join Forces

Local companies Thermo Fisher and Access Group joined forces on the 7th August to help transform part of Queens Park in Loughborough. Wielding pickaxes the team made their way through dry stony soil to create a wheelchair friendly pathway  and an alpine rockery in a previously overgrown raised bed in the park. This was a return trip for Thermo Fisher who had  previously sent an initial team to cut back overgrowth. The teams hope to return to the park again in the autumn for a final planting phase which will complete the project for the enjoyment of the...

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Triumphant Return to Cosby

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Triumphant Return to Cosby

National Grid volunteers completed a mammoth 2 day Team Challenge at Cosby Village Hall last month, three years after the successful completion of an original request for help. The Main Hall, a very well used space in the village was once again transformed and refreshed by the hardworking volunteers.  Club secretary Arthur Foote was said he was ‘impressed by a professional team determined to do their best for us’. Without their support the committee would have been unable to afford to redecorate the hall which would have meant a decline in usage by the local community. Team Leader...

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Golden Heart #37

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #37

On 29th July, the Community Punishment Team at the DLNR (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland) Community Rehabilitation Company, was awarded our latest Golden Heart Award for their continuous outstanding support. The award was received by Mick Shipley (CP Stores Manager) who is always at the forefront when it comes to supporting Leicestershire Cares initiatives, providing us with the much needed tools, equipment and transport to enable us to carry out its various tasks throughout the community. Thank you very much to all those in the Community Punishment Team that...

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Community Safety Case Study – Richard

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Community Safety Case Study – Richard

Richard was referred to the Community Safety project from Apex. He had been unemployed for 2.5 years and despite completing voluntary work throughout this period, he feared going back into employment. Richard was placed into the City Parks where he took on two roles: Helping to maintain the city parks, but also looking after the plants within offices around Leicester. He saw this opportunity as a further means of “turning my life around” and successfully completed the two weeks, with an excellent review from the Parks Team at the end of this. In response to completing the placement,...

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