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.

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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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! (more…)

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 (more…)

Interview Technique at New College

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at New College

On 24th September, 16 volunteers interviewed 136 students at New College Leicester. The event ran well with the following comments:

“Thank you [to the volunteers] for your support and comments you have provided for our learners. Interview Technique is a well organised programme that is such a valuable experience” – Sancha Wallis, Head of Careers

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Interview Technique at Crown Hills

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

Interview Technique at Crown Hills

On 16th September, 21 volunteers interviewed 228 students at Crown Hills Community College in Leicester. The event ran well with the following comments:

“It was useful and I enjoyed it. I have learnt how to answer interview questions and how to present myself in from on an employer. It will help me in the future because I will have experience of being interviewed” – Safa Kadri, Student. (more…)

Coat Drive 2014 – Share the Warmth

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Coat Drive 2014 – Share the Warmth

Leicestershire people are again being asked to donate warm coats to keep out the cold for local people in need this coming winter.

The second Leicestershire Cares Coat Drive is under way with collection points around the city, county and in Rutland where anyone can donate clean and gently-used coats in good condition and full working order. (more…)

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 made 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 a 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…)