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2nd December 2022

IT Providers Customer Service is officially excellent!

Your IT Department have added the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Customer Service Award for Nottingham to a growing number of awards.
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25th November 2022

Derby car dealers help drive forward children’s charity with new partnership announcement

Derby car dealers Pentagon Vauxhall are getting into the driving seat of a much-loved children’s charity after announcing a new partnership.
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23rd November 2022

AMAZON KEGWORTH GOES GOLD FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

The team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Kegworth made a £1,000 donation to Rainbows Children’s Hospice as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold for Kids with Cancer campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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23rd November 2022

Binks Yard hosts lunch for Nottingham Girls' High School pupils for charity walk

More than 185 pupils from Nottingham Girls’ High School have taken part in a sponsored Countryfile Ramble through Nottingham city centre, raising over £1600 for Children in Need.
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23rd November 2022

Give a 'Gift for Good' this Christmas with the YMCA and change someone's life

YMCA Robin Hood Group has launched its “Gift for Good” Christmas campaign, inviting people to make a monetary donation of any value that could change the life of a child in the care system.
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22nd November 2022

HOUSEBUILDER DONATES £1,500 TO DERBYSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to Derby-based mental health charity, First Steps ED, which provides a variety of support services to people affected by eating disorders.
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22nd November 2022

200 Degrees announces Switch Up as charity partner in three-year commitment

East Midlands-based coffee roaster 200 Degrees Coffee has announced its partnership with Nottingham-based Switch Up, as part of a three-year commitment.
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21st November 2022

Russell Roof Tiles Raises £12,000 for Charity in One Night

Russell Roof Tiles, returned to the Pirelli Stadium in Burton to host its annual Charity Quiz, raising over £12,000 for local charities and community causes.
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18th November 2022

Willshee's to create fuel from food waste as part of contract with Creative Foods (OSI Group)

Burton-based Creative Foods, proudly part of global food provider OSI Group, has appointed Willshee’s Waste & Recycling as part of a drive to reduce its carbon emissions by 20% by 2025, maintain the company’s zero waste to landfill promise and to help imp
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17th November 2022

Legacy continues at Croots Farm Shop as coppicing gets under way

Coppicing has recently got under way at Farnah House Farm – the home of popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots – as part of future sustainability plans.
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17th November 2022

Developer lights the way to the perfect Derbyshire Christmas

East Midlands housebuilder Peter James Homes has drafted in a popular Derbyshire interiors expert to show people how to achieve ‘Instagrammable’ Christmas décor by using local suppliers.
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16th November 2022

BELMAYNE COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are opening their doors to local residents who would like to help make Christmas a little less bleak for those who sleep on the streets.
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16th November 2022

Northamptonshire animal rescue charity receives £1,000 donation from local housebuilder

An animal rescue charity in Little Irchester has been the recipient of a £1,000 donation from local housebuilder Mulberry Homes, thanks to its Mulberry Community Chest.
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16th November 2022

Duncan & Toplis launches foundation to support local communities and charities

One of the East Midlands’ largest groups of accountants and business advisers, Duncan & Toplis has launched a new foundation to support local good causes.
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16th November 2022

Creative agency donates 20 hours to charity per employee for 20th anniversary

Nottingham-based creative agency, The Dairy, has committed to supporting a host of local charities as part of its 20th birthday celebrations - with each member of the team committing 20 hours to a charity or local cause of their choice.
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16th November 2022

What makes happy and healthy communities?

Is it about the people that live there and what we can do for ourselves or about what others can do for us?
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15th November 2022

ANTI-BULLYING WEEK BACKED BY DERBYSHIRE HOUSEBUILDER’S BOOK DONATION

In recognition of Anti-Bullying Week (14th – 18th November), Derbyshire housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated a collection of books to Inkersall Spencer Academy in Inkersall.
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15th November 2022

Leicester heating expert Fischer helps power community project with electric boiler donation

The Holme Farm Community Project in Surrey is one step closer to keeping visitors warm following a donation of an electric boiler from Leicester based heating experts Fischer. 
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15th November 2022

Local Community Comes Together To Install Life Saving Equipment

A public-access defibrillator has been installed outside Wathall’s funeral directors in Duffield Road, Allestree, following a community fundraising appeal.
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14th November 2022

LEICESTERSHIRE HOMEBUILDER SPREADS FOOTBALL FEVER AHEAD OF WORLD CUP

Barratt Homes North Midlands has donated a number of mini footballs to two nurseries in Melton Mowbray to get its children in the mood for the World Cup
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14th November 2022

New energy system set to reduce carbon emissions and provide homeowners with annual savings on their energy bills goes live at Trent Basin

An award-winning community energy scheme in Nottingham has introduced a brand-new energy system, which predicts to reduce residents’ energy bills over the next year.
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12th November 2022

Neuways are delighted to support local Derby charity Children First

IT Support and Security company Neuways are delighted to announce that they have formed a supportive partnership with Derby-based charity Children First Derby.
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12th November 2022

Gillotts pledges to help local families as it launches its 2022 Christmas tree appeal

A Heanor funeral firm has promised to help put food on the table of local families once again by raising money for a local foodbank through its memorial Christmas tree charity appeal.
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12th November 2022

Taking on the highest challenge for Alzheimer's Society

A Nottinghamshire builder is scaling mountains in memory of his sister, by climbing to Mount Everest base camp to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.
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12th November 2022

Miller Homes Achieves Top-Level Investors in People Platinum Award

East Midlands-headquartered Miller Homes’ commitment to its staff has been recognised by achieving Investors in People’s highest level Platinum accreditation – only 4% of companies in the Construction industry have attained this level of recognition.
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12th November 2022

Could Energy Bills Push Small Businesses To Collapse?

When the headlines started to pour out recently, talking about high energy bills, the focus for many was on householders and domestic bills.
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11th November 2022

Derby based marketing agency Balls2 Marketing supports Derby Rugby Football Club with sponsorship of new U11s kit

The Under 11s Derby Rugby Football Club has kicked-off the season with a new kit, and Balls2 Marketing makes its debut on the pitch as a first-time kit sponsor.
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11th November 2022

Alex’s Wish Gives £65,000 Funding Towards Innovative DREAM Wheelchair Project

The Leicestershire-based Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity, Alex’s Wish, has given £65,000 towards Duchenne UK’s innovative DREAM chair initiative. In 2017, in partnership with Whizz-Kidz, the national charity Duchenne UK won a £1 million grant to devel
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11th November 2022

FOOTBALL SPONSORSHIP GOES GLOBAL

Leading pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles (RRT), has a team with a long-standing love for football in the UK and is now extending this overseas.
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10th November 2022

Knitted poppies supporting the Royal British legion backed by Nottinghamshire housebuilder

A Barratt and David Wilson Homes employee and her mother have knitted 400 poppies to raise money for the Royal British Legion for Armistice Day (11th November).
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10th November 2022

A taste of the Middle East comes to college restaurant

A taste of Syrian home cooking is coming to West Nottinghamshire College on Thursday 24 November, thanks to Mansfield charity, Maun Refuge.
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9th November 2022

Leicester Building Supplier Branches Out for Christmas

Leicester-based Building Supplies Company, HB Supplies, has started selling real Christmas Trees to the general public for the first time, donating a portion of the profits to the Air Ambulance Charity.
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9th November 2022

Sustainability Green Gown win for Nottingham pharmacy technician

A technician from the University of Nottingham has been recognised for his commitment to sustainability by being awarded a prestigious Green Gown Award.
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9th November 2022

LEICESTERSHIRE HOUSEBUILDER ENTERS FOURTH YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP WITH ASSISTANCE DOG CHARITY

David Wilson Homes has continued its partnership with Loughborough-based Canine Partners having contributed over £200,000 across four years to the charity which transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities through puppy companionship.
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9th November 2022

New BSL Resources Highlight Dangers of Child Exploitation

The Royal School for the Deaf Derby has produced a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted video in partnership with Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound.
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8th November 2022

New Leicester Group Takes Aim at Cancer in Younger Age Groups

Experts say cancer should not be considered a disease impacting only those in middle age or beyond and that cancer prevention is an effort that may need to begin far younger than one might think.
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8th November 2022

LEICESTERSHIRE-BASED DEFENCE DISCOUNT SERVICE CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF HUGE SAVINGS

The official MoD discount service for the UK’s Armed Forces, veterans and defence community, Defence Discount Service, is celebrating 10 years of operation.
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8th November 2022

Paper bottles made in rural Rutland

SUPA produces the worlds first plastic and metal free paper bottles for laundry and washing up liquids.
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7th November 2022

Three new donation points added in Leicester city centre, as contactless donations raise over £35,000 to help fund services for homeless people

A fundraising campaign which gives the public a way to help address the problem of homelessness in Leicester through contactless giving has so far raised over £35,000 and helped 12 people to find a permanent home.
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7th November 2022

Happy 40th Anniversaries: Lincoln Christmas Market Chooses St Barnabas as Charity Partner

St Barnabas Hospice is delighted to have been chosen by the City of Lincoln Council to be the Lincoln Christmas Market’s very first Charity Partner.
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7th November 2022

Local businesses sought for festive events that will help make Christmas less stressful for Derby families

Independent businesses in Derby are being encouraged to help spread some festive cheer at a series of unique Christmas events being held in the city.
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7th November 2022

Big Issue Group partners with Specsavers to help vendors access vital healthcare

Today (Monday 7th November), Big Issue Group (BIG) and Specsavers have announced a major new partnership which will see the company offer all Big Issue vendors free access to eyecare, as well as becoming the sole sponsor of the iconic red tabards.
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5th November 2022

Help Make Christmas Special for Children in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Action Trust’s Christmas Wishes campaign is returning for 2022 and the charity is asking for donations or contributions towards gifts for children who are affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use.
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4th November 2022

Animal charity amazed by over £1000 raised in one hour

The community of Anstey in Leicestershire and clients of a successful local hair salon came together for a sponsored dog walk this week, raising over £1000 in just one hour for Leicester Animal Aid.
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3rd November 2022

Derbyshire housebuilder provides top tips for a prickly pursuit this bonfire night

Derbyshire homebuilder David Wilson Homes is urging homeowners to help their prickly neighbours with five tips to help keep hedgehogs safe this Bonfire Night (5th November).
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3rd November 2022

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and University of Derby team up to make more room for nature

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has agreed a series of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) with the University of Derby to combine the skills and know-how needed to support the Trust’s ambitions to be at the forefront of ecosystem services provision.
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2nd November 2022

Leicestershire developer partners homelessness charity with crisp packet recycling

Coalville-based developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands has started a collection of crisp packets for a donation to a charity which recycles the packets to create survival equipment for the homeless.
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2nd November 2022

Nottingham Colleagues raise hundreds with Rainbows charity day

Colleagues at a Nottingham chartered accountants staged a special Rainbows Day to support the East Midlands’ only children’s hospice.
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2nd November 2022

Moustaches in Memory of Fallen Friend

Accountancy practice Saul Fairholm is raising money this Movember for the Lincoln Rural Support Network.
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1st November 2022

ITP Aero welcomes EU funding towards sustainable aviation

EU’s Clean Aviation programme to proceed with over €700m of funding for 20 aviation research and innovation programmes
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31st October 2022

CHILDREN’S DISABILITY CHARITY SUPPORTED BY AMAZON IN CHESTERFIELD

A Chesterfield-based children’s disability charity has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon team in the town.
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28th October 2022

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland team up with Leicester Giving Day to launch “Hug In A Hamper” campaign

Local charity, Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland are marking Leicester Giving Day by asking members of the public to donate a “Hug in a Hamper” and drop it off at Fosse Park’s Food Central location between 10am-4pm on Saturday 19th November.
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28th October 2022

Award-winning Leicester Recruiters set up ‘Donation Stations’ this Harvest Season

Encore Personnel, award-winning Leicester-headquartered recruitment agency, has gone the extra mile this Harvest season to support those in need within their local community.
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27th October 2022

Finalists announced for the Leicestershire Community Champions Awards

The hard work of several Leicestershire individuals and organisations has been recognised as they’ve been selected as finalists in the Furnley House Foundation Leicestershire Community Champions Awards.
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27th October 2022

Tecserv UK helps Underwood Villa LFC build on 3 Lions success

Being active in the community is an important part of being a local business and employer.
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26th October 2022

Law firm encourages the region's next gen of sporting stars through sponsorship

East Midlands law firm Nelsons has sponsored the shirts for a successful childrens’ multi-sports club based in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, where children are encouraged to join in, try something new, and potentially become the region’s next sporti
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26th October 2022

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire invests in a sustainable future

Derbyshire farm shop Croots is continuing its pledge to become more environmentally friendly after installing new counter display fridges that will reduce energy use.
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26th October 2022

CEO Sleepout CEO Bianca Robinson with participants from the upcoming Nottingham event

Charity organisers are asking company bosses to join them in the latest CEO Sleepout event which is taking place in Nottingham.
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25th October 2022

Shredall SDS Group Supports Hawthorne Primary School for Recycling Week

The team at Shredall SDS Group recently visited Hawthorne Primary School during recycling week. We were delighted to explain the importance of the paper recycling process and shredding confidential information to the children, and to have supported their
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25th October 2022

£4,300 RAISED TO FIGHT HUNGER AT DERBYSHIRE CHARITY GOLF DAY

A charity golf day organised by Midlands-based advisory and accountancy firm PKF Smith Cooper has raised £4,300 for UK hunger and food waste charity FareShare Midlands. The event took place at Horsley Lodge Golf Club in Derbyshire on Monday 26th September
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21st October 2022

LEICESTERSHIRE HOUSEBUILDER’S STAFF ‘GO PINK’ TO SUPPORT NATIONAL BREAST CANCER CHARITY

Construction staff at a Barratt Homes development in Melton Mowbray have donned pink PPE in support of Breast Cancer Now, as part of the charity’s national ‘wear it pink’ campaign on Friday 21st October.
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21st October 2022

Not even dark clouds could stop Team Hydroscand from skydiving for Samaritans!

In January this year, Hydroscand UK made the decision to support Samaritans as our chosen charity for 2022.
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21st October 2022

All we need is Love Business

It's a date T4, Systematic are looking forward to being back in the Turing Hall at Holywell Conference Centre in February 2023
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19th October 2022

Oberoi Foundation Makes First Award

A charitable foundation, set up by Derby-based entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE to improve the lives of women and girls, has announced its first support pledge.
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19th October 2022

NNBN VISIONARIES NAMED AS FINALISTS AT BBC MAKE A DIFFERENCE AWARDS

NNBN Founders Simon Cox and Marie Baker have been named as Finalists at this Friday's BBC Radio Northampton Make A Difference Awards which recognises the hard work of inspirational people from across Northamptonshire.
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18th October 2022

Local businesses raise over £8,000 for Vicky McClure’s Our Dementia Choir

Members of the East Midlands business community came together at the annual CAPs (construction and property) charity golf day at Springwater Golf Club in Calverton, raising £8,500 for Our Dementia Choir.
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17th October 2022

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY BACKED BY LEICESTERSHIRE HOUSEBUILDER’S BOOK DONATION

In recognition of World Mental Health Day (10th October), Leicestershire housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes have donated a collection of books to New Lubbesthorpe Primary School in Leicester.
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17th October 2022

NG appointed by vital charity as property consultant

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have been appointed as property consultant to Nottinghamshire Hospice, the vitally important charity which adds life to days for people who have been told their illness cannot be cured.
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17th October 2022

YMCA Robin Hood Group shares annual report as new Chair of Trustees is appointed during charity’s AGM

The latest annual report by YMCA Robin Hood Group reveals how the charity has continued to provide a lifeline to thousands of young and vulnerable people, in spite of the many challenges posed by the pandemic.
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17th October 2022

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COMMUNITY ON THE ROAD TO BETTER HEALTH AFTER HOUSEBUILDER’S GENEROUS DONATION

Leading housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to Nottinghamshire transport charity, CT4N Charitable Trust, which aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst Nottingham locals.
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16th October 2022

Staff at a leading online flooring retailer go DIY'ing at a local homeless charity

Staff members at a leading online flooring retailer based in Leicestershire did some DIY tasks of their own for the benefit of young residents at a local homeless charity.
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16th October 2022

The Access Group Announces Parkinson’s UK as Charity of the Year

The Access Group, one of the leading providers of business management software for small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific, has announced Parkinson's UK as its Charity of the Year.
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16th October 2022

Lamp aims to Make Mental Health Your Business at the Leicester Business Festival on 18 November

The Lamp charity will hold a mental health workshop during the Leicester Business Festival from 10-11.30am on 18 November 2022.
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15th October 2022

East Midlands law firm enhances support to charities with new legacy administration service launch and specialist hire

Leading full-service law firm Shakespeare Martineau has expanded the support it provides to charities with its newly-launched legacy administration service – helping organisations maximise the gifts they receive in wills.
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15th October 2022

UK company with Derbyshire HQ finally crosses the finish line in 8,542-mile mental health charity challenge

Employees of a UK firm with offices all over the country and an HQ in Derbyshire have finally crossed the finish line in a truly Olympic-sized charity challenge that brought hundreds together to help people with their mental health.
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15th October 2022

Kind, caring and thoughtful school pupils are recognised at star-studded Embark Federation awards

A youngster who took care of her friend when she was having a difficult time and an 11-year-old who walked 14 miles to raise funds for a charity set up in memory of a toddler who died from a rare form of cancer, were among award winners at a glittering ce
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15th October 2022

Young Campaigner Recognised With City Award

A 16-year-old sixth form student has been recognised for her work to raise awareness of the impact of sexual harassment and assault on women and young girls across the city.
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15th October 2022

World Mental Health Day backed by Nottinghamshire housebuilder’s book donation

In recognition of World Mental Health Day (10th October), Nottinghamshire housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated a collection of books to Gateford Park Primary School in Worksop.
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15th October 2022

Miller Homes Helps Allestree Children Get Home Safe This October

It’s Walk to School month, and leading homebuilder, Miller Homes East Midlands, is helping children in Allestree travel to and from school safely by donating high-vis vests to children local to its Kedleston Grange development, as part of its Home Safe in
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14th October 2022

COMMUTER HAVEN AWAITS RESIDENTS AT BROOKLANDS LOOKING FOR HYBRID WORKING

For Milton Keynes house hunters looking to commute to the Capital, Barratt Homes has the ideal solution at its Brooklands development in Milton Keynes.
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14th October 2022

Secret Santa Call Out Brings Christmas Cheer To Local Families

Revive Healthy Living Centre in Chaddesden has launched its tenth annual Secret Santa campaign to match generous benefactors with some of the most under-privileged and vulnerable children in the city.
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12th October 2022

East Midlands businesses: Do you know your phishing, from your vishing or smishing?

Bosses in the East Midlands are being warned about the ongoing dangers of phishing in their email – and other variants being targeted at them through other platforms.
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11th October 2022

The countdown is on to Love Business Expo 2023

Sponsors, partners and supporters of the Love Business Expo met in Loughborough recently to start the countdown to next year’s event.
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11th October 2022

East Midlands Chamber named UK Chamber of the Year in national awards

East Midlands Chamber has secured one of the most significant accolades in business after being named the UK Chamber of the Year.
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11th October 2022

Office interiors - What is biophilic design?

Biophilic design is the notion whereby by allowing people to create and experience a connection with nature in building designs, can increase human productivity.
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10th October 2022

Over 60% of employees believe their employer doesn’t care about their mental wellbeing, reveals MHR

Employees across the UK and Ireland are facing the detrimental effects of the cost-of-living crisis, presenting strains on both financial and mental wellbeing.
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10th October 2022

Morley Hayes Raises Funds for The Air Ambulance Service

Derbyshire hotel, restaurant and golf complex Morley Hayes has raised £1,500 for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland Air Ambulance Service (DLRAA).
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8th October 2022

Belmayne donates thousands to local charities

Dronfield-based independent financial planners, Belmayne, have handed over £16,000 to four small local charities – the result of just nine months’ fundraising.
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7th October 2022

Former Chair Raises Vital Funds For Safe and Sound

The former chair of Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has raised £848 for the organisation by completing the gruelling 192 mile Coast to Coast Walk.
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7th October 2022

St Barnabas Chosen as Charity of the Year By Fenner Precision and James Dawson

St Barnabas Hospice is delighted to announce they have been chosen as Charity of the Year by Lincoln-based manufacturers Fenner Precision and James Dawson.
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7th October 2022

Lincoln print company raises nearly £300 for local charity through open evening

On the 28th of September, Visual Print and Design, a Lincoln-based commercial print and design studio, held its first open evening since the COVID-19 pandemic to showcase its expanding range of services and raise money for charity.
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7th October 2022

Space Park Leicester scoops regional sustainability award

Space Park Leicester has been awarded a prestigious sustainability award for its use of long-lasting recyclable materials, low energy consumption, regeneration of a derelict brownfield site, long-life adaptability and contribution to economic and social r
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6th October 2022

Loughborough colleagues brave mud for Rainbows

Colleagues from a Loughborough firm have raised £750 for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People by getting mudddy in an extreme challenge.
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6th October 2022

Ibstock puts collaboration at centre of its Supply Chain Engagement Day

Supply chain collaboration is helping Ibstock plc, a leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products and solutions, to tackle the global challenge of decarbonisation.
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6th October 2022

Northamptonshire housebuilder sponsors local dance competition

Step by Step is a dance school based in Northamptonshire, near the developers Steeple View Chase development in Irchester. It is attended by Francesca Ashby, who is also a quantity surveyor for Mulberry Homes.
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5th October 2022

Global workwear company announces search for five new charity partners

Submissions are now open to become one of leading workwear supplier Mi Hub’s charity partners for 2023-2026, welcoming international, national and local organisations to get involved.
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5th October 2022

A STEP AHEAD: BRANSTON WALKS 32 MILLION STEPS FOR CHARITY

National potato supplier, Branston has stepped up for charity this September by challenging its team to walk or run 300,000 steps over the course of the month.
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