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19th July 2024

Students' Striking Sculpture Takes on Plastic Waste at Nottingham College

A student-led initiative has unveiled a three-metre-high installation designed to address the behaviours and culture surrounding plastic bottle usage.
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18th July 2024

September launch announced for new 46,000 sq ft workspaces in Space City Leicester - a net carbon zero build

A 1 September opening date has been announced for Dock 3 – 5: workspaces and light industrial units attracting high tech and innovative businesses in Space City, Leicester.
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18th July 2024

East Midlands' Technology Company, Node4, Supports Local Animal Search and Rescue Charity With A Digital Telephony Solution

Derby-based technology company, Node4 has provided Drone To Home, the UK’s first drone-based animal search and rescue charity, based in Nottingham, with a digital telephony solution to support its operations, free of charge.
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18th July 2024

Corby Foodbank benefits from £20,000 donation from engineering and construction company

Corby Foodbank, which supports local people in food crisis, has benefitted from a £20,000 donation of food – the equivalent of an incredible 6,262kgs – from VolkerFitzpatrick, one of the UK's leading engineering and construction companies.
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17th July 2024

Local company raises more than £5,000 for Cancer Research UK in gruelling Tough Mudder challenge

A team of 23 from Corby-based SEE Limited, a group holding company responsible for three businesses involved in the supply, distribution and fabrication of wood veneer and decorative laminate panels, has raised more than £5,000 for Cancer Research UK by b
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17th July 2024

Leading youth charities announce ‘The Big Day Out’ an activities and wellbeing day for young people in Nottingham

Two of Nottingham’s leading youth charities, Base 51 and Epic Partners, have teamed up to run ‘The Big Day Out’, an exciting activities day for young people with a focus on mental wellbeing.
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17th July 2024

Leading property consultancy makes much-needed donation to Leicestershire school

A school in Leicestershire is set to purchase much-needed IT equipment thanks to a donation from a leading property consultancy.
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16th July 2024

Leicestershire charities receive donation from building society

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has revealed the results of its In the Community scheme for the second quarter of 2024. Through public voting on the esbs website, two local charities receive a share of £500 each quarter.
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15th July 2024

Vulcan Works Charity Tuesdays

Coworking space supports local charities
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15th July 2024

Beaumond House supporter wins national award for fundraising in memory of late wife

Les Reid has raised almost £6,000 for the hospice in memory of his wife, Marian
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15th July 2024

Broadcasting legend Mark Dennison becomes Patron of Nottingham’s Forever Stars

Nottingham broadcasting legend Mark Dennison has been appointed Patron of local charity Forever Stars, which is dedicated to providing support for families affected by baby loss and miscarriage.
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12th July 2024

Leicester-based foundation supports Leicester’s Hospitals in memory of local cancer patient Emma Shaw

The Emma Shaw Foundation has generously donated over £29,453 to Leicester Hospitals Charity to aid in the purchase of vital medical equipment that will enhance cancer treatment at Leicester Hospitals.
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11th July 2024

East Midlands Recruiter Hikes to Success for Good Causes

A team of 15 from one of the UK’s leading HR and recruitment agencies, Gi Group, which has branches across the East Midlands, have tackled the 3 Peaks Challenge for a second year running to raise vital funds for two worthy charities, Dementia UK and Well
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11th July 2024

Donna’s decade of service at Corby Foodbank

A kindhearted volunteer at Corby Foodbank has marked a decade of service helping people in crisis.
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10th July 2024

Skydiving barbers take to the skies in support of local families facing baby loss

The cutting crew from Levi’s Barbers in Beeston, Nottingham, are part of a seven-strong team taking on a daring skydiving challenge to raise essential funds for Forever Stars, the local charity dedicated to providing support for families affected by baby
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10th July 2024

The Access Group champions global causes raising £1.3m

The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software to mid-market organisations in the UK, Ireland, the US and Asia Pacific, has raised around £1.3million for its chosen charities worldwide at the end of its fiscal year to 30 June 2024.
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9th July 2024

SkegVegas 100-mile bike ride set to return as charities net £50,000 windfall

Organisers of a sponsored 100-mile bike ride which took cyclists from Derby to Skegness have handed over £50,000 to two city charities – and are already looking for people to take part next year.
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9th July 2024

Axil and Thorlux Illuminate the Path to Total Waste Management Excellence

After a year of collaboration, Thorlux Lighting and Corby based Axil have extended their partnership, driven by a shared mission to enhance environmental performance and sustainability.
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9th July 2024

SOCIAL CARE CHARITY WELCOMES AMAZON DONATION

A charity which supports people with life-limiting conditions has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Coalville. 
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9th July 2024

Over 17k raised by East Midlands business at Annual Charity Football event

A leading global provider of innovative technology solutions has helped raise over £17,000 in support of a fundraising initiative: The Transaid Cup.
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4th July 2024

Leicestershire County Cricket Club beats Trent Bridge and Lord’s with eco win

A Midlands based flooring specialist has helped Leicestershire County Cricket Club score the eco-deal of the century after boosting its sustainability credentials in a cricketing first. 
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3rd July 2024

Science company bowls over local club after donating eco picnic table made by award-winning Derbyshire business

A thriving Derbyshire sports club is being kept bowling along after a generous neighbouring science company donated a new picnic table made by an award-winning local company.
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2nd July 2024

NET SWAPS TRAM FOR TRAINERS IN SUPPORT OF NOTTINGHAM CENTRAL WOMEN’S AID

Nottingham Express Transit (NET) has raised more than £1,000 for local charity, Nottingham Central Women’s Aid, by walking the entirety of its 12.4-mile extensive tram network.
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2nd July 2024

John Pye Celebrates 10 Years of Partnership with Trent Bridge and Notts County Cricket Club

Nottingham-headquartered, national auctioneer John Pye Auctions is celebrating a decade of supporting Trent Bridge and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) this year – a milestone which marks the longest-standing corporate partnership ever for the i
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2nd July 2024

EAST MIDLANDS IT FIRM CELEBRATES SUCCESS IN TECH INDUSTRY ‘OSCARS’

An award-winning Nottinghamshire company that provides managed IT services has been named in the list of Top Ten UK firms in the tech industry’s ‘Oscars.’
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28th June 2024

Allison Homes donates £500 to Lincoln Pride to celebrate Pride Month

This Pride Month (June), housebuilder Allison Homes has donated £500 to Lincoln Pride for the third year in a row.
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27th June 2024

Local Charity invites people and businesses to join them on a mental health walk for International Day of Charity

Base 51, a charity that has been supporting young people in the city and county for over 30 years, is leading a mental health walk at 10am on the 5th September to raise awareness for their work.
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27th June 2024

Homebuilder goes the extra mile with Northampton 10K race sponsorship

Barratt Homes Northampton sponsored the recent Northampton 10k event in support of Northamptonshire Health Charity.
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26th June 2024

Fifth annual Silverstone Soccer tournament raises charity cash

The fifth annual Silverstone Soccer charity event raised more than £3,000 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice on Sunday (23rd June).
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26th June 2024

Howes Percival selects The Bridge Homelessness to Hope as Charity of the Year for 2024

The Leicester office of national legal firm, Howes Percival, has selected The Bridge Homelessness to Hope as its Charity of the Year for 2024.
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26th June 2024

Homebuilder donates £1,500 to charity helping Nottingham's vulnerable community

Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated £1,500 to Guru Nanak’s Mission, a Nottingham charity that provides free food for the city’s vulnerable people.
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26th June 2024

Property consultancy colleagues support with memorial restoration

Colleagues from a leading property consultancy have supported the restoration of one of the country’s most poignant memorials.
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25th June 2024

Belmayne Anniversary Walk hikes up fundraising total

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, have raised more than £1,000 for two local charities after completing a 20-mile hike to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
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25th June 2024

Leicestershire homebuilder teams up with litter picking charity for Spring cleanup

Coalville-based developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands has teamed up with Cleanup UK to host a spring clean as part of the ‘Big Barratt Cleanup’.
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24th June 2024

Newark Garden Party offers summertime fun for all the family

Local charity, Beaumond House Hospice Care, will be bringing summertime fun to Newark as it hosts its annual Garden Party. 
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24th June 2024

Northampton business completes walking challenge for local hospice

A dedicated team from the UK’s largest distributor of building materials, Travis Perkins plc, with head offices in Northampton, has completed a walking challenge in aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice, raising more than £5,600 – the equivalent to more than 10
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20th June 2024

Construction experts herd together for Matlock Community Regen

Supporting local need, volunteers at complete construction partner Stepnell have donated their time to help deliver a major community regeneration project in Matlock, Derbyshire.
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19th June 2024

Allison Homes donates £500 to Leicester LGBT charity to celebrate Pride Month

This Pride Month (June), housebuilder Allison Homes has donated £500 to Leicester LGBT Centre for the second year in a row.
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19th June 2024

Building Communities, Sustaining Futures: Morro Partnerships Teams Up with Bakers Environmental Solutions to Redefine Construction Sustainability

Leading affordable homes developer, Morro Partnerships, formerly Jessups, has built a groundbreaking partnership with waste management experts, Bakers Environmental Solutions, to revolutionise sustainability practices in the construction industry.
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19th June 2024

Northampton Housebuilder donates £1,500 to local foodbank

Towcester Foodbank has received a £1,500 donation from David Wilson Homes South Midlands to support its vital work.
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18th June 2024

Charity Highlights ‘Briight’ Future For City Centre Building

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has teamed up with Derby-based visual marketing agency, Briight, to document the charity’s journey of creating their new city centre premises.
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17th June 2024

Nottinghamshire Homebuilder donates £1,500 to domestic abuse charity

A Nottinghamshire charity has received a £1,500 donation from David Wilson Homes to support its services for women and families who have been affected by domestic abuse.
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17th June 2024

Leicestershire Philanthropist Receives Uganda Red Cross Society Award

The Chairman of a Leicestershire based charitable foundation has received the Henry Dunant Award from the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS).
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17th June 2024

Amazon team volunteers with food distribution charity

Employees from Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Kegworth have volunteered with the largest food distribution charity in Nottingham.
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14th June 2024

Derbion announced as headline sponsor of Vic Handley's World's Toughest Row

Derbion has revealed it will be the headline partner of Derby adventurer Vic Handley’s upcoming challenge to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean in what is known as, The World’s Toughest Row.
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13th June 2024

Local hospice offers opportunity to remember loved ones this Father’s Day

Beaumond House is inviting people to share memories through MuchLoved, an online dedication page
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13th June 2024

Northampton charitable fashion show to promote sustainability

Wannabe designers and models in Northampton who have learning disabilities, Autism or a complex mental health condition are coming together to host a charity fashion show.
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12th June 2024

University of Nottingham ranked among world’s top higher education institutions tackling global challenges

The University of Nottingham has been recognised alongside the world’s top higher education institutions that are driving positive global change and helping to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems including poverty, climate change and social
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11th June 2024

Fire-hit Leicestershire charity receives £500 donation from Bellway

A Leicestershire drug and alcohol addiction recovery charity whose residential centre in Six Hills was severely damaged by fire has received support from local homebuilder Bellway.
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11th June 2024

Coalville Town FC scores big with donations from Aggregate Industries

Grassroots football team, Coalville Town Youth Football Club, has a new, full size 3G pitch and extended car park thanks to a significant monetary and material donation from leading construction supplier, Aggregate Industries.
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10th June 2024

Derbyshire Business Community Pledges Support For Star Trust

Six Derbyshire businesses are amongst the first to pledge support for a new fundraising initiative launched by leading East Midlands charity, Star Trust – The Charitable Entrepreneurs.
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10th June 2024

Furnley House Foundation FiveAthlon Challenge raises over £11,000 for local Leicestershire charities

From Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th June, Chief Executive Officer Stefan Fura, Head of Culture Kevin Dunn and Protection Specialist Darren Bradbury, joined forces for the FiveAthlon Challenge. This event aimed to raise funds for three Leicestershire based ch
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10th June 2024

Smith Partnership Helps Secure Derby Business Games Return

Smith Partnership Solicitors have been confirmed as the main sponsor of Derby Business Games which returns to the city this summer.
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8th June 2024

New Online Fashion Store Supports Fundraising To End Homelessness

To support its work with homeless and vulnerable people the charity Framework has launched Framework Fashion – a new online fashion store selling a bespoke range of T-shirts, hoodies, jumpers and bags.
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7th June 2024

Armsons Barlow raises £2,700 for Derby Food 4 Thought alliance at Annual Charity Golf Day

Derby-based project managers, construction cost consultants and building surveyors Armsons Barlow have raised £2,700 for their charity of the year, the Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance, at their annual golf day.
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7th June 2024

Russell Roof Tiles Goes the Distance with Race Across Europe 80 hours, five countries, one big challenge

Burton on Trent based roofing manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is going the distance to raise money with its ambitious ‘Race Across Europe’ fundraiser.
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6th June 2024

East Midlands Recruiter Funds 49hrs of Specialist Care in Memory of Colleague

Peddling to success Gi Group, one of the UK’s leading HR and recruitment specialists, which has branches across the East Midlands, has tackled charity fundraising head on to show its support for a worthy cause with a personal connection.
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6th June 2024

Calling for volunteers for fundraising events

Cynthia Spencer Hospice is encouraging the Northampton community to consider donating time to help out at its popular fundraisers to mark Volunteers’ Week (3rd-7th June).
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5th June 2024

SV2 Steps Up Community Access To Services

SV2, Derbyshire’s leading charity that supports anyone who has experienced sexual abuse, is teaming up with other charities and businesses across the county to improve access to its wide range of services.
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5th June 2024

Lime Solicitors partners with Amputation Foundation

Consumer law firm Lime Solicitors has been appointed to the Amputation Foundation’s legal panel.
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4th June 2024

Housebuilder donates bricks for Lincolnshire students’ bricklaying competition

Regional housebuilder Allison Homes East donated three pallets of bricks to Inspire Education Group, for use in a bricklaying competition at Stamford College.
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3rd June 2024

Animal charity receives £3,000 donation from Northamptonshire builder

Hedgehog conservation charity, Brackley Hogwatch, has received a £3,000 donation from Barratt Homes to assist with its vital work.
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3rd June 2024

Pall-Ex and Fortec hosts charity football match to raise funds for Combat Stress and SSAFA

Pall-Ex Group hosted the annual Pall-Ex vs Fortec charity football match on the 25th of May, helping to raise £2032 for Armed Forces charities, SSAFA and Combat Stress. 
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1st June 2024

Johnsons Aggregates & Recycling targets net zero with major six-figure investment

BGF-backed Johnsons Aggregates has made a major six-figure investment in new technology and equipment as it accelerates its carbon reduction strategy. 
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31st May 2024

PLEASE HELP MAKE OUR CHILDREN’S SUMMER SPECIAL

Living Without Abuse (LWA), a local domestic abuse support charity, is looking for sponsors for their annual Children’s Service Family Fun Day on 14 August.
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31st May 2024

Safe and Sound Officially Recognises The Work of Volunteers

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has celebrated Volunteers’ Week (June 3-9) by recognising the work that individuals do to support its work across the city and county.
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30th May 2024

East Midlands housebuilder launches £5,000 community fund to help local causes

A housebuilder in the East Midlands has relaunched its popular community fund for the fifth year running to support deserving local groups.   
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30th May 2024

Ashby colleagues raise thousands for charity after completing Three Peaks Challenge

Colleagues from a leading property consultancy in Ashby have taken to new heights as part of a charity challenge which saw them raise thousands of pounds for good causes.
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29th May 2024

Derbyshire charity golf day set to help to make the sport more inclusive

The owner of a Derby heating firm is looking forward to raising awareness of the need for more accessibility on golf courses after agreeing to co-sponsor a fundraising event featuring some of Europe’s leading disabled golfers.
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29th May 2024

Newark Community Raises Over £18,000 for Homeless Young People at The Big Newark Sleep Out 2024

Newark Community Raises Over £18,000 for Homeless Young People at The Big Newark Sleep Out 2024
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29th May 2024

Local Lawyers Choose SV2 As Charity of the Year

Derby and District Law Society (DDLS) has chosen to support SV2 with fund raising over the next 12 months.
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28th May 2024

Leicestershire homebuilder's support of assistance dogs charity earns platinum award

Loughborough-based Canine Partners has awarded David Wilson Homes the esteemed Platinum Business Club status following five years of support.
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27th May 2024

RBC Brewin Dolphin wins as charity event reaches halfway of £100,000k target

The annual 3 Bunkers Golf Challenge has reached the halfway mark of its £100,000 target having raised £9,000 so far from the 2024 event which was won by a team from the Nottingham office of wealth managers RBC Brewin Dolphin who scored the most points and
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26th May 2024

Annual Charity Golf Day

After another successful day in 2023 we are once again delighted to be returning to Matlock Golf Club for our 2024 Golf Day.
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25th May 2024

Double awards shortlisting for council net zero projects

Two environmentally-friendly building projects from North Kesteven District Council have been shortlisted for the Unlock Net Zero awards in recognition of their positive climate impact.
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25th May 2024

Leicestershire homebuilder helps love for gardening bloom with primary school donation

Luxury homebuilder Mulberry Homes has donated gardening kits to a primary school in Lutterworth, to celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week, running from Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June.
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25th May 2024

Belmayne begins second sunflower fundraiser

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are launching their second Summer of Sunflowers competition, involving nursery children from across north Derbyshire.
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25th May 2024

Chattertons Employee is running 12 marathons in 12 months in aid of Anthony Nolan.

Laura Coleman-Day, Corporate Solicitor based at Chattertons Newark office, is undertaking a challenge to run 12 marathons in 12 months to raise money for Anthony Nolan.
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25th May 2024

Digital agency line up for an old-fashioned sports day as they mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Staff at a Derby digital agency took each other on at a three-legged race and an egg-throwing competition when they held an old-school sports day as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
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24th May 2024

Leading tech firm Barron McCann is latest to show its support for charity Derby County Community Trust

A leading tech business has joined forces with a charity improving the lives of Derby people through sport, health and education. 
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24th May 2024

MHR sponsors Rutland County Show for third year running

Nottinghamshire based HR, payroll, and finance specialist, MHR, has announced it is sponsoring the Rutland County Show for the third year running, cementing its commitment to local community and sustainability initiatives.
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24th May 2024

Foundation urges businesses to take part in skilled volunteering to help strengthen charities and gain mutual benefits

Skills based volunteering has the potential to revolutionise corporate social responsibility, providing significant advantages to businesses, employees, and charities, according to a new report from Lloyds Bank Foundation marking Volunteers Week (3-9 June
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24th May 2024

Ground-breaking new exhibition at Derby Gallery says ‘Deaf people can do anything’.

A major new photography exhibition at Derby’s Artcore Gallery will be open from Friday 4 October to Saturday 2 November 2024 and will highlight the achievements of deaf people.
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24th May 2024

Terinex Flexibles Opens Net Zero CO2 Rated Factory Building

Terinex Flexibles is pleased to announce the opening of its new sustainable EPC A+ rated factory building.
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23rd May 2024

Opportunities to sponsor this year’s Moonlight Walk with Treetops Hospice

The Moonlight Walk with Treetops Hospice is Derby city’s biggest night-time charity walk. More than 500 people are anticipated to take part on Friday 6 September, raising much-needed funds to help local people receive end-of-life nursing care.
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23rd May 2024

Milestone House new artwork from Artcore becomes an instant talking point

Derby’s leading Art Charity, Artcore’s new art installation at Milestone House has become an instant talking point with the team and customers, and the image of the French bulldog is already the clear favourite.  
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22nd May 2024

Renowned folk singer helps Derbyshire recycled plastic furniture company celebrate prestigious King’s Award

A Derbyshire company which has so far saved from the environment enough plastic bottles to fill the Albert Hall 16 times over has celebrated being officially presented with a highly coveted King’s Award for Sustainable Development.
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22nd May 2024

Collaboration with business is a win-win for Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Nottinghamshire Hospice is celebrating a one-year collaboration with a business that provides free mental health first-aider training for its staff and volunteers.
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21st May 2024

Logistics company makes an impact with special delivery

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week last week (13 – 19 May 2024), Northampton logistics company Xtra Express Logistics supported The Frank Bruno Foundation in its plans to create a new sensory room.
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21st May 2024

Northamptonshire homebuilder sponsors comedy night for local charity

David Wilson Homes recently sponsored a comedy night in Northampton for £500 to support local charity, Team Daisy.
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21st May 2024

May Pte John Smith - Rorkes Drift

The Royal British Legion Ashby Branch would like to thank Laura Hughes Director of LH Financial Planning based at Ashby's Old Cottage Hospital for generously sponsoring the rededication of the burial of Pte John Smith at Ashby Cemetery on 18th May
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20th May 2024

Homebuilder helps charity give comfort to Nottinghamshire children with cancer

David Wilson Homes has donated £1,500 to PASIC Cancer Support, a Nottingham-based charity which provides practical, social, emotional and financial support for over 450 families of children and young people with cancer in the East Midlands.
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20th May 2024

Northamptonshire Scout Group secures £1,500 donation from homebuilder

Glendon District Scout Council has received a £1,500 donation from David Wilson Homes towards its annual Glendon Gang Show.
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20th May 2024

Fundraisers Take Leap of Faith For Safe and Sound

Representatives from a range of local businesses are planning to take a leap of faith next month to raise money for Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound.
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19th May 2024

Timms Solicitors Back Burton’s Brewing-Inspired Arts Trail

Timms Solicitors have continued their support for the local community in Burton by sponsoring the town’s latest arts trail this summer.
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18th May 2024

Why Accessibility MUST Be a Priority for Industries to Unlock an Underserved Market in 2024

Accessibility has finally become a top priority for progressive customer-facing industries in their 2024 strategies.
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18th May 2024

Hospice introduce sign language function to website

Cynthia Spencer Hospice has introduced a brand-new function to its website in order to better engage with the British Sign Language (BSL) community.
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