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...

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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...

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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...

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John Bird – Blackbaud Europe

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John Bird – Blackbaud Europe

John first worked with Leicestershire Cares when he brought his then employer, thankQ, on board as a member in 2011. Over 60% of their staff took part in both regular volunteering activities in schools as well as team challenge days.  Subsequently he joined a working group looking to bring ways to maximise and demonstrate the benefit of Leicestershire Cares membership for member companies.  John became a trustee of Leicestershire Cares in March 2016. John spent the first 15 years of his career at Loughborough-based thankQ, providing software to the charity sector.  John became Managing...

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Terex Pegson Ltd

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Terex Pegson Ltd

We are thrilled to formally welcome Terex Pegson Ltd as one of our latest members.  Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex also offers financial products and services to assist in...

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