Celebrating our Award Winners!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Volunteers and company bosses who come to the aid of charities, community groups and people in need of a helping hand have been applauded for their efforts at the 2017 Leicestershire Cares Awards. There was a double celebration for Walker & Son, the Samworth Brothers’ pie factory at Beaumont Leys. Walker & Son was named Company of the Year, winning the Nicholas Corah Memorial Cup, with the firm’s personnel manager Brendan Russell winning Volunteer of the Year. He won for his outstanding contribution to the WIRE Project, giving people hope through life-changing...

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Member Firms are Christmas Stars!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Member Firms are Christmas Stars!

Our Leicestershire and Rutland member firms and their employee volunteers have taken part in a record number of Festive Challenges to make it a cracker of a Christmas for charities and community groups across the two counties. The Festive Challenges have seen the volunteers put on parties, shopping trips and other treats for hundreds of people of all ages during November and December. 21 Festive Challenges have taken place this winter, beginning with volunteers from the University of Leicester helping at local charity Coping with Cancer’s fundraising Christmas Fair in Leicester. The...

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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. This was done over a two week period. From this placement, Nathan received excellent feedback, where he was...

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