STAFF from Ashby company AF International paid a visit to a project run by a charity they have been supporting for 12 years.
Julia Vorley and Emma Plummer saw the work of Barnado’s Carefree Young Carers, in Coalville.
“It was heart-warming to see the positive impact Carefree and the team are having on these young carers’ lives,” Julia said.
Kelly Hounslow, from Barnardo’s, said: “It was great to be able to give Julia and Emma an overview of what we offer to young carers, how the money AF International has donated comes directly to the groups we run and the impact this has for the young carers.”
BROOM Leys Allotment Society has received £5,500 from Aggregate Industries in funding to improve the facility, promote healthy eating and enhance biodiversity.
The money came from Bardon Community Fund, set up last year to support community initiatives around Bardon Hill Quarry.
Alan Turner, from the society, said: “We are thrilled to receive the funding.
“We’re looking forward to working with the community to demonstrate the importance of ecosystems and engaging with the environment.”
Kirsten Hannaford-Hill, of Aggregate Industries, said: “We’re delighted to provide Broom Leys Allotment Society with funding that will allow it to make such significant improvements.”
A TEAM of HSBC directors and bankers (pictured) visited Christ the King Catholic Academy, in Glenfield, to improve the outside learning areas.
As part of a project the bankers ditched their suits, rolled up their sleeves and spent the day clearing an overgrown area.
They painted sheds and fences, created an outdoor music area and a mud kitchen for our infant children.
IN December, hundreds of people will be taking part in Santa runs.
The fun runs which are organised by local Rotary Clubs, will be taking place at three locations across the county.
Loros hospice fund-raising co-ordinator, Debbie Dickman said: “These events are a fantastic way of bringing the community together during the festive season, while raising funds.
“Kit yourself out with the beard, belt and suit, take on the 5km, then treat yourself to a well-deserved mince pie.”
Find out more and to sign-up at: A BLABY Lions quiz night raises £550 for charities.
Nearly 100 people in 16 teams took part, supporting Lions charities.