Golden Heart #38 & #39

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #38 & #39

Huge congratulations and thanks go to Leicestershire Cares Golden Heart volunteers Gemma Humphrys and James Bull from member firm Alltruck. Gemma and James kindly agreed to help collect donated coats from the public Coat Banks located across the city and county during the Coat Drive appeal in September – and collected over 1000 coats in a day!   “We couldn’t have done this without Alltruck’s help and a special thanks to Gemma and James. Little did we know just how many coats we’d be collecting – way beyond our expectations – but thankfully not beyond the van’s...

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Marathon effort for Vista’s ‘secret garden’

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Marathon effort for Vista’s ‘secret garden’

A team of five staff from the blind and partially sighted charity Vista’s Kathleen Rutland Home in Leicester Forest East are running a half marathon to raise money so their elderly residents can enjoy a woodland walk in their garden. In his mid 60s, Paul Sykes, the manager of the home in Leicester Forest East, is taking part in his first half marathon, alongside colleagues Demi Ball, Lorna Lynch, Georgia Vincent and Hannah Poyser. The five have already attracted sponsorship of more than £2,000 for taking part in the Leicester Marathon on October 26 and are hoping to raise even more to buy...

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1,700 Winter Coats Donated to Share the Warmth

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

1,700 Winter Coats Donated to Share the Warmth

Leicestershire and Rutland people have donated almost 1,700 coats to keep local people warm this winter – beating the total raised in last year’s first Coat Drive organised by Leicestershire Cares. The coats for men, women and children are now in the hands of 25 charities and voluntary groups across the counties. They will be giving them to people in need as the weather turns cold in the weeks ahead. Businesses, schools and the general public have been donating gently worn coats in good condition during September, collecting them in workplaces and at coat banks around Leicestershire and...

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Fun and Games at Westfield

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Fun and Games at Westfield

On Wednesday 8th October, Westfield Junior School in Hinckley took delivery of a new set of Number Partner games. It was like Christmas come early for the National Grid volunteers who have 14 years’ worth of experience between them! The games were purchased by Westfield’s Parent Teacher Association following a request from the school and volunteers at the end of year meeting in July. Joanne Hudson said “It was great to see the excitement, not on only the children’s faces but also of Manjit, Shirley and Rita! The new games provide an additional challenge to the children involved and...

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Interview Technique at City of Leicester College

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Interview Technique at City of Leicester College

Today 22 volunteers interviewed 199 students at the City of Leicester College . The event ran well with the following comments: “Thank you so much to the volunteers! It has been such a beneficial day for the students and we really appreciate your time and support. It is an incredibly valuable experience for our students to meet real employers and improve their employability skills” – Patrick McClintock, Careers Coordinator “I think that my mock interview went good and it has helped me a lot because I now know what I need to do at a real interview. I have learn that I...

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