Sytner Group Directors spend a day in the garden

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A team of 16 volunteers from the Board of Directors at Sytner Group spent a day transforming two areas of the community garden, A Place to Grow in Enderby. The volunteers worked extremely hard painting, crazy paving and gardening and completely redeveloped an area dedicated to children and a second area at the top of the site. A Place to Grow is a free to use community garden and encourages people to learn new skills such as vegetable and fruit growing. The site is aimed at supporting anyone with mental and physical health related problems in the local area. It is an important site for people...

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A Golden Goodbye!

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A Golden Goodbye!

Nicole Watts, Number Partners Project Coordinator for Loughborough University Action Office, was thrilled to receive her Golden Heart Award on 18th May. Nicole joined the scheme 3 years ago and had been central to the projects continued success in Loughborough Primary Schools. On handing over the charge to new coordinators Katrina Downs-Ward (c) and Josephine Harrison (r) Nicole commented “it’s really hard work but you’ll definitely gain in confidence yourself and feel proud to support local school children with their maths”. Joanne Hudson, Membership Coordinator said “it’s been...

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Team Challenge Round Up

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Thank you to all the wonderful employee volunteers who have taken part in Team Challenges over the last few months. Here’s a snapshot of what they have been up to in the local community and if this inspires YOU, then please get in touch with Sarah, Leona or Raheema to find out more: Alltruck plc volunteers helped to redevelop the community garden at A Place to Grow in Enderby. “We had a fantastic time and the whole team should be very proud. We’re looking forward to seeing the fruits of our labour make a difference to the Enderby community.” Jayne Thwaites, Alltruck plc Access Group...

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Leicestershire Cares Awards 2016: winners

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Volunteers and their employers who go the extra mile to help charities, community groups and people in need of new opportunities were recognised last night at the Leicestershire Cares Awards 2016, held at City Hall in Leicester. The businesses and their employees volunteer with Cares, helping ex-offenders into work, school pupils with reading & maths, community groups and charities with Team Challenges that transform buildings and gardens and care leavers with their step towards independence. The 2015 award winners are: The Company of the Year and winner of the Nicholas Corah Memorial Cup...

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Golden Heart Award

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart Award

We are delighted to announce that Inge Roberts is the latest winner of our Golden Heart award.  This morning Gail Brown our Education Manager and Go for Reading coordinator surprised Inge at New College in Leicester where she has been volunteering for 5 years. New College’s staff and pupils are delighted to have Inge come in every week as a highly dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer with a background in working with children. ”We are incredibly grateful to have such hard working individuals, dedicating their time to the community!” – New College ”Inge’s...

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