Our Latest Team Challenges

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Our sincere thanks to all the wonderful employee volunteers who have taken part in Team Challenges over the last couple of months. Here’s a snapshot of what they have been up to in the local community and if this inspires YOU, then please get in touch with Katharine or Leona to find out more.   Olive Catering Services spent a day at Outwoods in Loughborough netting the wooden boardwalk and grubbing out very young sycamore saplings to create new habitat piles.  “It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside the volunteering team from Olive Catering Services. By the end of the day the...

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Employability Project at Beaumont Leys School

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Employability Project at Beaumont Leys School

The 3rd and 5th February saw our next round of Employability Project sessions take place at Beaumont Leys School. 210 students took part in workshops including problem solving, attitude and skills which were led by 26 volunteers from companies including Nylacast, Aurum, Bradgate Bakery, Sytner, Leicester City Council and Access Group. The sessions ran very well, with some companies leading workshops who had never been involved before, and were capped off with a question and answer session with the volunteers as well as a careers fair.   Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for...

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Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

The 17th September saw Leicestershire Cares Employability Project roll out at another city school. 156 students  at New College Leicester spent the day taking part in workshops for skills, team work and customer services. New College Leicester is the 2nd school to take part in the project and was the first to get the whole year group involved on one day – a big logistical challenge! Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for Leicestershire Cares, said of the event, “A huge thank you to our member companies: Aurum, Nylacast, Bellrock, Alltruck, Leicester City Council, National Grid and...

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Massive Mini Makeover Success

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Massive Mini Makeover Success

Leicestershire Cares member firms and their volunteers have blitzed a series of mini-makeover challenges at charities and other community buildings. Billed as Massive Mini Makeover Challenges, April and May saw four businesses take time out from work to complete team challenges with just a handful of volunteers. Leicestershire Cares is keen to show that even small teams can make a big difference to a community group or charity. The teams who took part were: Jewellery and watch retail group Aurum, whose volunteers painted the entrance to Hinckley Mencap Law firm Nelsons, whose volunteers...

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