Amazing support for our first Leicestershire Cares Week

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Members went all out to support our first ever Leicestershire Cares week 5-9 June. From staffing tea trollies to a sponsored silence, Directors washing their staff’s cars and having armpits waxed to employees running 1,000 miles between them! Everyone that got involved showed they cared and that they want to offer a kind, supportive hand up, to those less fortunate in our local communities.  Through the work we do, we aim to make a difference and have a positive impact on individuals facing incredibly diverse challenges. By working together with our members and partners, we can sustain...

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Leicestershirecares Week

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Today is the start of our very first Leicestershire Cares Week where member businesses and schools have been invited to raise funds to support the important work that we do including helping school pupils, the homeless, care leavers and ex-offenders. Events will be running every day this week with hundred’s of people taking part from staffing tea trollies to a sponsored silence. Directors are washing their staff’s cars and one business is raffling off an extra days holiday for one lucky winner. We will be out and about visiting those taking part throughout the week and some of...

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Celebrating our Award Winners!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Volunteers and company bosses who come to the aid of charities, community groups and people in need of a helping hand have been applauded for their efforts at the 2017 Leicestershire Cares Awards. There was a double celebration for Walker & Son, the Samworth Brothers’ pie factory at Beaumont Leys. Walker & Son was named Company of the Year, winning the Nicholas Corah Memorial Cup, with the firm’s personnel manager Brendan Russell winning Volunteer of the Year. He won for his outstanding contribution to the WIRE Project, giving people hope through life-changing...

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Celebration Event 2017 – Winners Announced

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Congratulations to all of our 2017 award nominees and winners who were recognised at our annual celebration evening on Tuesday at Blaby District Council Offices. The Awards were presented by our vrey own staff members after speeches by chairman Simon Proffitt, Blaby District Council Director of Finance and People Sarah Pennelli and Debbie Halliday from Alltruck, last year’s Company of the Year. Also celebrated were longstanding members of Leicestershire Cares who between them have amassed 60 years of membership. Walkers & Son, part of Samworth Brothers Ltd Pochins Sandstar...

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Manjit provides marvellous maths support for 10 yea

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Manjit provides marvellous maths support for 10 yea

On Wednesday 10th May, Manjit Saimbi was presented with a long service award for 10 years of superb support to the Number Partners Project.Manjit volunteers at Westfield Junior School in Hinckley and started volunteering in 2007 while working for Cadent (previously National Grid). After retiring, Manjit was keen to continue supporting local pupils to share his enthusiasm and interest in working with numbers and young people in his local community. His dedication to the project has meant that over 100 pupils have now benefited from his knowledge, confidence and sense of humour with one child...

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