Welcome, Hannah!

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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

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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

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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

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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…)

Parminder Parties in the Queen’s Garden!

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Parminder Parties in the Queen’s Garden!

The heavens may have opened but the band kept on playing as the Queen threw her home open for a garden party on Tuesday 3rd June.

Around 8,000 members of the public, dressed in their summer finery, milled around on the lawn at Buckingham Palace as members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, prepared to greet guests. (more…)

National Grid decorating team transforms hostel with make-over

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National Grid decorating team transforms hostel with make-over

A hostel for homeless young people has been given a fresh lick of paint by volunteers from the National Grid Hinckley Dispatch Centre.

Armed with brushes and rollers, the team of seven decorators tackled the laundry room, kitchen and reception area at Lawrence House in Hinckley on Friday 30 May. The heavily used rooms were last painted two years ago, but needed a make-over. (more…)

Interview Technique at Countesthorpe Community College

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Interview Technique at Countesthorpe Community College

On 10th and 11th June, 23 volunteers interviewed 370 students at Countesthorpe Community College. Feedback from the school and students was very positive, with the following comments:

“The mock interview was very helpful for me to prepare for future job interviews. I have learnt about the types of questions that they could ask and I also got some suggestions on how to improve my CV which will come in very handy in the future” – Will Guy, Student (more…)

Golden Heart #35

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Golden Heart #35

On Wednesday 21st May, Jo Hudson and Karla James travelled to CS Ellis is Rutland to present Duncan Clarke with a Golden Heart award. Duncan spent 2 years running along 735 miles along every street in Leicester and during the final stages decided to use the opportunity to raise some funds for the Number Partners Project. (more…)