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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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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Celebration Event 2015 – Award Finalists

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

We are delighted to announce that the finalists have been selected for our annual Celebration Event awards! Categories include Volunteer of the Year, Company of the Year, Team of the Year, ProHelp firm of the Year and Placement Provider of the Year. The finalists are:   – Gemma Humphrys, Alltruck – Jackie Penney, Ford & Slater – Carla Loughrey, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society   – Hinckley & Rugby Building Society – Alltruck – Amateur Swimming Association   – Walkers & Son at Muddy Boots Nursery – National Grid at Dorothy Goodman...

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1,700 Winter Coats Donated to Share the Warmth

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

1,700 Winter Coats Donated to Share the Warmth

Leicestershire and Rutland people have donated almost 1,700 coats to keep local people warm this winter – beating the total raised in last year’s first Coat Drive organised by Leicestershire Cares. The coats for men, women and children are now in the hands of 25 charities and voluntary groups across the counties. They will be giving them to people in need as the weather turns cold in the weeks ahead. Businesses, schools and the general public have been donating gently worn coats in good condition during September, collecting them in workplaces and at coat banks around Leicestershire and...

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