Leonard Cheshire’s Claire has a Golden Heart

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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ProHelp Member with a Golden Heart

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

ProHelp Member with a Golden Heart

A Golden Heart award has been presented to Paul Hancock of Grant Thornton LLP following several years of exceptional support and commitment to Leicestershire & Rutland ProHelp. During his time with ProHelp, Paul has provided strategic support to many community organisations including CLASH and Quorn Old School. ‘’I was really delighted to receive this unexpected award. It has been extremely rewarding working with so many other professional contacts over the last 8 years, all of whom give their time probono via ProHelp to assist local community groups who otherwise would be unable to...

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5 Years of Being Mr Magic!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Years of Being Mr Magic!

Huge congratulations to Hilroy Benjamin from Office Depot who received his Golden Heart award today from Number Partners Coordinator, Joanne Hudson.   Hilroy has been volunteering at Beaumont Lodge School in the city for the last 5 years, playing maths games with Key Stage 2 children. Joanne commented “The children adore Hilroy; he really does make the children smile each week and has endless amount of patience and motivation. They look forward to seeing him so much during his maths sessions and even call him Mr Maths or Mr Magic!”   Hilroy received his Golden Heart award at the...

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Golden Heart #42

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

Golden Heart #42

Last week Flying Fish project co-ordinator, Peter Boyne, presented our 42nd Golden Heart to Susan Lapworth at Shoe Zone Leicester for her outstanding support for both Flying Fish and Community Safety. Over 40 young people have been supported in work experience placements with Susan. She started working with Leicestershire Cares in 2007 and enjoys knowing that she has helped disadvantaged young people in some way on the road to employment, saying: “You do not always see immediately how a work experience placement has helped them but it is always good to hear from previous clients who...

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Golden Heart #39 & #40

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #39 & #40

Huge congratulations and thanks go to Leicestershire Cares Golden Heart volunteers Gemma Humphrys and James Bull from member firm Alltruck. Gemma and James kindly agreed to help collect donated coats from the public Coat Banks located across the city and county during the Coat Drive appeal in September – and collected over 1000 coats in a day!   “We couldn’t have done this without Alltruck’s help and a special thanks to Gemma and James. Little did we know just how many coats we’d be collecting – way beyond our expectations – but thankfully not beyond the van’s...

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