Golden Heart #44

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #44

We’re delighted to present a Golden Heart to John Day of John Day Marketing Associates as he retires from the Leicestershire & Rutland ProHelp group after 15 years involvement. John was a founder member of ProHelp and has supported numerous charities during this time, as well as being the ProHelp Chair for two years “We are very sad to see John leave ProHelp but we wish him all the best in his retirement. John has been incredibly supportive and enthusiastic of ProHelp since it began and a great number of voluntary and community groups have benefited from his wisdom and experience over...

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Ernest Cook Trust Bring Children at Westfield Junior School Joy with New Games!

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Ernest Cook Trust Bring Children at Westfield Junior School Joy with New Games!

Volunteers from National Grid in Hinckley have been supporting Westfield Junior School through the Number Partners project for the last 8 years. Recently, disaster struck, as volunteers from National Grid and the children at Westfield were left heartbroken after a flood at the school caused damage to the well-used, but loved games. After much dismay, thankfully, The Ernest Cook Trust saved the day with funding, so Joanne Hudson, Number Partners coordinator at Leicestershire Cares, was able to purchase and deliver a new set of Number Partners games so that the project can continue to be a...

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Pilot scheme for Speedy Speakers was a great success

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Pilot scheme for Speedy Speakers was a great success

The 29th April saw a pilot scheme, Speedy Speakers, take place at Fullhurst Community College. Speedy Speakers was set up by Leicestershire Cares’ very own Education Coordinator, Gail Brown. Year 9s were chosen to listen to this event which has been initially set as 5 minute talks. Year 9s were targeted specifically because they are just about to embark on their GCSE years. Luckily for us we had some fantastic speakers who engaged the students well – Stephen Gould, Managing Director at Everards Brewery, and Chris Hayward, Managing Director of NMBS. Stephen Gould, Managing...

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Leicestershire Cares Welcomes Georgina Riggall

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Leicestershire Cares Welcomes Georgina Riggall

Leicestershire Cares welcomes Georgina Riggall who joins us as Apprentice Team Support. Georgina will be working closely alongside Karla James, slowly taking over her role as Karla is due to take maternity leave in May. Georgina has previously worked in customer service for many years in areas such as retail, hospitality and finance. She has already started using the variety of skills learnt from all of these areas to help within her new role. She said ‘’This is now my second month here, I have enjoyed every aspect so far. I am looking forward to immersing myself more in all of the...

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Community Safety Case Study – Nathan

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Community Safety Case Study – Nathan

Nathan was referred to the Community Safety project at the start of this year. He had not worked since 2010, but in an interview stated, “I want to change my life. I want to support my kids and be a good father”.  Work placement options were discussed with Nathan and he was keen to develop his skills to gain a construction qualification to work on building sites. Nathan was asked to prove his motivation through completing a placement with Leicester City Council Parks Team. This was done over a two week period. From this placement, Nathan received excellent feedback, where he was...

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