Local Companies Join Forces

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

Local Companies Join Forces

Local companies Thermo Fisher and Access Group joined forces on the 7th August to help transform part of Queens Park in Loughborough. Wielding pickaxes the team struggled their way through dry stony soil to create a wheelchair friendly pathway  and an alpine rockery in a previously overgrown raised bed in the park. This was return trip for Thermo Fisher who had  previously sent an initial team to cut back overgrowth. (more…)

Triumphant Return to Cosby

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

Triumphant Return to Cosby

National Grid volunteers completed a mammoth 2 day Team Challenge at Cosby Village Hall last month, three years after the successful completion of an original request for help. The Main Hall, a very well used space in the village was once again transformed and refreshed by the hardworking volunteers.  (more…)

Golden Heart #37

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #37

On 29th July, the Community Punishment Team at the DLNR (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland) Community Rehabilitation Company, was awarded our latest Golden Heart Award for their continuous outstanding support. (more…)

Community Safety Case Study – Richard

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

Community Safety Case Study – Richard

Richard was referred to the Community Safety project from Apex. He had been unemployed for 2.5 years and despite completing voluntary work throughout this period, he feared going back into employment. (more…)

Welcome, Hannah!

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

Welcome, Hannah!

Hannah Whiteley joined the Leicestershire Cares team in April this year as an additional Community Safety Coordinator alongside Dennis Sayer. (more…)

Interview Technique at Soar Valley

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Soar Valley

On 10th July, 24 volunteers interviewed 230 students at Soar Valley Community College in Leicester. The school was otherwise closed due to strike action but ensured staff were on hand to keep it open for the Year 10 students to have their mock interviews. (more…)

Golden Heart #35 & #36

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Golden Heart #35 & #36

On 2nd July, Gail Brown from Leicestershire Cares presented our 35th and 36th Golden Heart Awards at Judgemeadow Community College. (more…)

Interview Technique at Judgemeadow

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Interview Technique at Judgemeadow

On 2nd July, 21 volunteers interviewed 222 students at Countesthorpe Community College. Feedback from the school and students was very positive, with the following comments:

“I found the interview very helpful because now I know what to expect in the future and the feedback they gave me was very useful” – Joanna, student. (more…)

25,000th school pupil interviewed by volunteers

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

25,000th school pupil interviewed by volunteers

When William Guy sat down at Countesthorpe Community College on 11th June to be given a mock interview by sales director Richard Kent it was the 25,000th since Leicestershire Cares started the Interview Technique project in December 2004.

Volunteers from businesses and other employers in Leicestershire and Rutland give their time freely via the business and community charity Leicestershire Cares to help teenagers approaching the end of their time at school. (more…)

Cares at the Races

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Cares at the Races

Leicestershire Cares was delighted to be invited to attend an evening at the High Sheriff of Leicestershire & Rutland’s Charity Race Night last month at which £5000 was raised for the charity. (more…)