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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Leicestershire Cares Awards 2015: Winners

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

Leicestershire Cares Awards 2015: Winners

The winning volunteers and their employers who come to the aid of charities, community groups and people in need of a helping hand have been announced for the 2015 Leicestershire Cares Awards. The winners were revealed at a ceremony at City Hall in Leicester. All the winners and finalists for the five awards have proved to be fantastic supporters of the work of Leicestershire Cares, which work with the homeless, young people leaving care, ex-offenders, school children and community groups. Thousands are helped each year. The 2015 award winners are: The Company of the Year and winner of the...

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Mud, sweat but no tears as firm digs to a million

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Mud, sweat but no tears as firm digs to a million

When staff from member firm Ford and Slater got their hands very dirty clearing a ditch at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre they passed a huge £1 million milestone. More than £1 million worth of time has now been donated by employee volunteers since the first Leicestershire Cares Team Challenges in the year 2000 – more than 460 community groups have been helped by 5,500 workers giving 36,000 hours of their time. Staff from member firm Ford and Slater, armed with spades, forks and loppers, helped to clear the drainage ditch at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre in the city. The...

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Employ Me! #4

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Employ Me! #4

The 4th Round of Employ Me! took place at the end of January 2014.  This is a scheme to help care leavers broaden their career horizons and to improve their employability skills through a series of tours and activities. On the first day, 6 young people attended  British Gas to explore the importance of having a good attitude and how to be professional. They then moved on to Ford & Slater where the young people took part in a tour and a team building activity to build a stretcher out of duct tape to successfully lift one of their party off the ground. On the second day, 3 young people...

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