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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.

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