Golden Heart #44

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #44

We’re delighted to present a Golden Heart to John Day of John Day Marketing Associates as he retires from the Leicestershire & Rutland ProHelp group after 15 years involvement. John was a founder member of ProHelp and has supported numerous charities during this time, as well as being the ProHelp Chair for two years (more…)

Ernest Cook Trust Bring Children at Westfield Junior School Joy with New Games!

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Ernest Cook Trust Bring Children at Westfield Junior School Joy with New Games!

Volunteers from National Grid in Hinckley have been supporting Westfield Junior School through the Number Partners project for the last 8 years. (more…)

Pilot scheme for Speedy Speakers was a great success

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Pilot scheme for Speedy Speakers was a great success

The 29th April saw a pilot scheme, Speedy Speakers, take place at Fullhurst Community College. Speedy Speakers was set up by Leicestershire Cares’ very own Education Coordinator, Gail Brown. Year 9s were chosen to listen to this event which has been initially set as 5 minute talks. Year 9s were targeted specifically because they are just about to embark on their GCSE years. Luckily for us we had some fantastic speakers who engaged the students well – Stephen Gould, Managing Director at Everards Brewery, and Chris Hayward, Managing Director of NMBS. (more…)

Leicestershire Cares Welcomes Georgina Riggall

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Leicestershire Cares Welcomes Georgina Riggall

Leicestershire Cares welcomes Georgina Riggall who joins us as Apprentice Team Support.

Georgina will be working closely alongside Karla James, slowly taking over her role as Karla is due to take maternity leave in May. (more…)

Community Safety Case Study – Nathan

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Community Safety Case Study – Nathan

Nathan was referred to the Community Safety project at the start of this year. He had not worked since 2010, but in an interview stated, “I want to change my life. I want to support my kids and be a good father”.  Work placement options were discussed with Nathan and he was keen to develop his skills to gain a construction qualification to work on building sites.

Nathan was asked to prove his motivation through completing a placement with Leicester City Council Parks Team. (more…)

Member Profile: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Member Profile: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

We employ 450 people in Loughborough and the site is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Community Action Council’s initiative which is designed to create opportunities to make connections in our communities by encouraging employee volunteering. (more…)

Celebration Event 2015 – Award Finalists

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

We are delighted to announce that the finalists have been selected for our annual Celebration Event awards! Categories include Volunteer of the Year, Company of the Year, Team of the Year, ProHelp firm of the Year and Placement Provider of the Year.

The finalists are: (more…)

Nelsons solicitors pick up paintbrushes to rejuvenate charity building

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Nelsons solicitors pick up paintbrushes to rejuvenate charity building

Staff from the Leicester office of Nelsons Solicitors spent their Sunday (Feb 22) redecorating the teenage unit at an independent charity in Shepshed which supports adults and children with learning disabilities.

Three solicitors – Nichola Faith, Emily Weston and Lewis Addison – donned overalls and picked up paintbrushes to support Glebe House as part of the firm’s partnership with Leicestershire Cares. (more…)

Partnership between Leicestershire Cares and local construction firm

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Partnership between Leicestershire Cares and local construction firm

When an ex-offender embarked on a four-week work placement with local construction firm Stepnell organised by Leicestershire Cares, he little knew how it would transform his life.  (more…)

Interview Technique at Sir Jonathan North Community College

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Sir Jonathan North Community College

Today 24 volunteers interviewed 203 students at Sir Jonathan North Community College. This was our first Interview Technique session at the college and the event ran well with the following comments:

“Thank you so much for giving up your time, we really appreciate it. It was a great event to help our students prepare for work and college interviews’’ – Claire Greaves, IAG coordinator   (more…)