Checkprint check out their new Number Partner games!

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

New Hinckley based member company Checkprint, were delighted to receive a very special delivery on Monday 8th May. The volunteers from all departments within the business, were excited to get their hands on a new set of Number Partner games which have been generously funded by the Parent, Teacher & Friends Association at Battling Brook School. Checkprint have engaged 8 of their staff team to deliver a weekly session with pupils from Year 3 & 4 at Battling Brook, with the emphasis on making maths magic and putting smiles into sums! Staff from Checkprint have recently been involved in...

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Golden Heart Award

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart Award

We are delighted to announce that Inge Roberts is the latest winner of our Golden Heart award.  This morning Gail Brown our Education Manager and Go for Reading coordinator surprised Inge at New College in Leicester where she has been volunteering for 5 years. New College’s staff and pupils are delighted to have Inge come in every week as a highly dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer with a background in working with children. ”We are incredibly grateful to have such hard working individuals, dedicating their time to the community!” – New College ”Inge’s...

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Hinckley & Rugby Building Society win Leicester Mercury Business Award

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society win Leicester Mercury Business Award

HRBS have contributed so much to Leicestershire Cares’ activities so we are all delighted that they have received the Leicester Mercury Business Award for their ‘Contribution to the Community.’ HRBS have been members of Leicestershire Cares since February 2012 and have been incredibly active during that time. They have provided volunteers in schools to support with literacy, numeracy and interview skills as part of our Go for Reading, Number Partners and Interview Technique projects and got involved with gusto with our community projects, Collect...

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Golden Heart #45

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

Golden Heart #45

On 18th June, Education Manager Gail Brown awarded our 45th Golden Heart to Jennifer Allton at the an end of year feedback meeting at New College. As a Go for Reading volunteer, Jennifer has supported students since 2010, first at Fullhurst Community College, then Babington Community College and now at New College. Jennifer’s enthusiasm and commitment to the project has been outstanding. She develops fantastic bonds with each of her students and while providing support with their reading skills, she always ensures they have the time and space they need to chat about any problems they may...

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Golden Heart #43

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #43

It was an emotional moment as Sylvia Sullivan who works at National Grid in Hinckley was presented with her Golden Heart award to recognise her outstanding commitment and dedication to the Go for Reading project. Starting her volunteering at Mount Grace High School in September 2009, Sylvia now volunteers at Redmoor Academy where she is known for being a delight to work with, friendly and appreciated by the students. Throughout her volunteering, she has been a committed, consistent and reliable volunteer. Sylvia said of her award, “Thank you. It is a pleasure for me to help children...

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