Leonard Cheshire’s Claire has a Golden Heart

We are delighted to name  Claire McLeod of Leonard Cheshire Disability as the latest winner of our Golden Heart Award.

Claire, the volunteer coordinator at Leonard Cheshire Disability, based at Sileby, has hosted Team Challenges across several years where hundreds of volunteers have donated thousands of hours by painting, decorating, gardening and taking residents on trips out.Katharine Lightbown, Community Development Manager, surprised Claire by presenting her Golden Heart at Sileby, one of several Leicestershire locations where Leonard Cheshire Disability supports people with physical and learning disabilities.

Businesses which have volunteered at Leonard Cheshire Disability with Claire’s help have included Gateley, Topps Tiles, Walkers Snackfoods, Alltruck, the Amateur Swimming Association, Thermofisher, Ford and Slater, Sytner Group, Nelsons and Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

One of the most recent days saw a 20-strong team from Topps Tiles paint at Anstey.

“They did so much, to such a high standard. There was nothing left for them to paint.

“All the Team Challenges are wonderfully helpful and make such a difference. They come in and sort things in a day that we don’t have the people, time or money to do. Our residents enjoy and remember the social interaction and the bustle with lots of friendly people.”

Claire McLeod

“Claire is an amazing host. She is so good at preparing the volunteers and their team leaders, and introducing residents. Claire makes it so easy for everyone.

“Whenever we send a business to Leonard Cheshire Disability for a Team Challenge we know they are in really good hands. Thanks to Claire the bond between the two charities has really grown over the years.”

Katharine Lightbown

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