Golden Heart #42

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #42

Last week Flying Fish project co-ordinator, Peter Boyne, presented our 42nd Golden Heart to Susan Lapworth at Shoe Zone Leicester for her outstanding support for both Flying Fish and Community Safety. Over 40 young people have been supported in work experience placements with Susan. She started working with Leicestershire Cares in 2007 and enjoys knowing that she has helped disadvantaged young people in some way on the road to employment, saying: “You do not always see immediately how a work experience placement has helped them but it is always good to hear from previous clients who...

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Education Year End Reports

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Our Education Year End Reports have now been finalised and are ready for viewing! Please click on the buttons below to download a copy to read: Number Partners Report Interview Technique Report Go for Reading...

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Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

The 17th September saw Leicestershire Cares Employability Project roll out at another city school. 156 students  at New College Leicester spent the day taking part in workshops for skills, team work and customer services. New College Leicester is the 2nd school to take part in the project and was the first to get the whole year group involved on one day – a big logistical challenge! Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for Leicestershire Cares, said of the event, “A huge thank you to our member companies: Aurum, Nylacast, Bellrock, Alltruck, Leicester City Council, National Grid and...

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Golden Heart #39 & #40

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

Golden Heart #39 & #40

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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