New Number Partner Games from Aggregate Industries

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

New Number Partner Games from Aggregate Industries

Joanne Hudson was delighted to deliver some new and exciting games to volunteers from Aggregate Industries this week! Volunteers from the Croft Quarry site support children at Croft Primary School each week for the Number Partners Project. The new games will continue to support the children’s development, learning and enjoyment of maths with the encouragement and support provided by Natalie Lodge (pictured) and Richard Allen. Natalie commented “I’ve really enjoyed my first year as a Number Partner. It was so rewarding to watch the children develop and gain confidence. I...

Read More

Interview Technique Impact 2015/16

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique Impact 2015/16

  It has been yet another fantastic year for our Interview Technique project supporting 6444 students at 41 events in 37 schools / colleges across the city and county. The Leicestershire Cares Education Team are delighted to provide you with our End of Year Impact Report. We would like to thank everyone involved in this project over the last year for their for their invaluable support that has enabled pupils to grow in skill, confidence and aspirations. Please read the full impact report for 2015/16 here… We are recruiting for our next academic year now. Please see the list of dates...

Read More

Volunteers Week: Shining a Light on our Volunteer of the Year

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Each year at our Annual Awards Celebration we recognize an individual volunteer that has shown outstanding commitment, drive and enthusiasm.  This year the award was presented to Carla Loughrey from, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society. Carla, who is the Society’s assistant marketing and PR manager, co-ordinates Hinckley & Rugby staff’s volunteering activity. As well as enthusing and encouraging others to volunteer, Carla leads by example and is a well-loved Number Partners volunteer. She also helps to co-ordinate the Society’s involvement in our Collect for Christmas campaign...

Read More

National Volunteers Week 2016

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Today marks the first day of Volunteers Week 2016, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, taking place from the 1-12 June. In support of this campaign, Leicestershire Cares would like to say thank you to all of our employee volunteers who show outstanding enthusiasm and commitment. Our education volunteers directly help young people and children with their attainment, self -esteem and confidence whilst improving their life-chances, employment opportunities and income potential. They have supported over 35,000 pupils through our Interview...

Read More

Martin Smith – Spearing Waite LLP

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Martin Smith – Spearing Waite LLP

Martin Smith LLB Martin is a qualified lawyer specializing in corporate transactional work. He spent the first 10 years of his career working in Leeds and London, training at Eversheds and then spending five years at Squire Patton Boggs (UK). Martin relocated to Leicestershire in 2009 joining Spearing Waite. He became a full equity partner in 2012, heads the firm’s Corporate Team and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Martin is married with two daughters and is a very keen cyclist enjoying frequent trips to the Alps where this year he will “attempt” a Stage of the Tour de...

Read More