Celebration Assembly at Holliers!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Celebration Assembly at Holliers!

Lisa Denman, Joe Kirby and Sue Uttley from National Grid in Hinckley, were delighted to receive thank you cards from Holliers Walk School pupils. The team have been volunteering for a combined total of 12 years between them for the Number Partners project. Volunteers were invited along to a Celebration Assembly to receive thanks for being such superb volunteers at the school local to their Hinckley base. The theme of the assembly was ‘Laughter’ which was perfect as the children have enjoyed spending time each week with their volunteers. Well done and thank you to Lisa, Joe and...

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End of Year Celebrations!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

End of Year Celebrations!

Volunteers from Santander were delighted to receive gifts and cards to say thank you for volunteering as Number Partners at Queensmead Academy. David Biggs (L) and Laura Noble (R) have been supporting Year 4 children each week and very much enjoyed the superb singing by pupils. Louise Inwood (Centre) commented “You (NP Volunteers) get to do the things that we just can’t do in class. Some children don’t play games and it’s so nice for them to have the adult time. They just love coming to...

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Interview Technique at Limehurst Academy

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Limehurst Academy

On the 26th June 12 volunteers interviewed 102 students at Limehurst Academy. This was our first Interview Technique session at this college and the session ran without a hitch thanks to our wonderful volunteers and Limehursts fabulous students! Please see comments below: “The interviewers made the day with such positive feedback that made our students glow’’ – Julie Armstrong, Head of KS4    ‘’Having the opportunity to experience a mock interview taught me a lot. I would definetely advise other people to be confident during their interview. I believe that I have learnt a lot...

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Simon takes the chair at Leicestershire Cares

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Simon takes the chair at Leicestershire Cares

Leicestershire Cares is delighted to welcome a new chair, Simon Proffitt, succeeding Stephen Woolfe who has stepped down after three years in the role. Simon, who lives in Leicestershire, recently retired after seven years as chief executive of the Leicestershire and Rutland hospice LOROS. Simon, who also spent 30 years working in the private sector for large professional and commercial organisations before joining LOROS in 2008, said: “I’m really proud to be involved with Cares again. I was one of the people the founder Nicholas Corah approached more than 15 years ago when he wanted to...

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Volunteers’ food share dig echoes history

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Volunteers’ food share dig echoes history

Volunteers from truck dealer Ford & Slater helped recreate history when they prepared a vegetable plot for the Braunstone Foodshare scheme last week.   The area at Yennards Farm was the site for a community food system in the early 1850s when surplus crops from the fields were donated to the poor of Leicester city.   The team of 14 Ford & Slater employees prepared a field at Yennards Farm for planting fresh vegetables that will go into ‘stew packs’ for local families and individuals.   The Braunstone Foodshare scheme is supported by B-inspired’s b-connected team....

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