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3rd December 2020

Aldi UK agrees flagship sponsorship deal with Loughborough University

Supermarket chain Aldi has become the official sponsor of Loughborough University’s Men’s Performance Football Team.
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2nd December 2020

The Practical Planning Company relaunches website after being named ‘Architecture Company of the Year’

A Sandiacre-based architectural design start-up is celebrating Christmas early this year with a brand-new website after being named ‘Architecture Company of the Year 2020’. 
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2nd December 2020

Business Collaborations Support Local Families

Derby-based Colleague Box and Century Mobile have further expanded their support for the county’s specialist charity Safe and Sound.
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30th November 2020

Derventio asks Derby firms to donate unspent Christmas party money to help give homeless people hope for the future

A Derby housing trust is appealing to local companies to donate unspent funds from cancelled Christmas parties to help it raise money to give homeless people new hope for 2021.
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28th November 2020

New Awards for Leicestershire a success

The first Leicestershire Community Champions Awards was on a great success on Tuesday 24th November, with the Midland Langar Seva Society taking the flagship award of Charity of the Year.
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27th November 2020

Grahame Gardner launches new uniform recycling service

An innovative new service to reduce the amount of old uniforms being sent to landfill has been unveiled by a leading workwear provider.
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26th November 2020

Superheroes Initiative Set To Support Safe and Sound

Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound has been chosen as a recipient for a national initiative encouraging businesses to donate the unused cost of their Christmas charity.
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25th November 2020

Defibrillator installed at Hampton Water after housebuilder’s £800 donation

A new defibrillator has been installed at Hampton Water country park in Peterborough, after housebuilder Vistry East Midlands stepped up to support a fundraising campaign led by one of its residents.
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21st November 2020

J Tomlinson moves towards zero carbon with official green services launch

J Tomlinson has officially launched a range of low carbon services designed to help clients decarbonise their assets and meet their sustainability targets, helping to tackle the global climate crisis.
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18th November 2020

£1,500 raised for Nottinghamshire Domestic Abuse Charity

Nottinghamshire Domestic Abuse Charity, Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), has received £1,500 thanks to the efforts of staff at national debt advice company, PayPlan.
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18th November 2020

Derbyshire man raises almost £3,500 in 'virtual' London Marathon

Tim Hartwell, who lives and works in Derby, has raised nearly £3,500 for Habitat for Humanity GB after completing this year’s London Marathon ‘virtually’.
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12th November 2020

Retired boxer provides final hit to save Leicestershire Boxing gym

Retired professional boxer, Andy Pirie, has lent his weight to the campaign to save Birstall Boxing Gym.
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12th November 2020

Buxton Water Renews Partnership With Buxton FC Youth Academy

BUXTON® Natural Mineral Water is proud to announce its renewed partnership with Buxton FC Youth Academy for a second year. Building on the success of last year, the sponsorship reflects both partners’ long-standing commitment to championing Buxton’s young
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12th November 2020

Notts company takes on 11 unusual sponsored challenges

The team and supporters of Notts-based specialist car group, Motorfinity, has marked this year's Remembrance Day by taking on 11 unusual, sponsored challenges - coined the ‘11/11 challenge’.
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12th November 2020

Visual Print and Design smashes fundraising target for LIVES

Throughout October, the team at Visual Print and Design, a Lincoln-based print and design company, took on a challenge to each run, walk or cycle 50 miles for LIVES to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.
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11th November 2020

Local business leaders pledge to tackle the digital divide

Three local business leaders have joined forces to create the #makingITpossible campaign in a bid to tackle the digital divide.
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11th November 2020

Businesses supporting each other to remember the fallen

While many businesses are looking internally to cope with the pressures of lockdown and the impact on their livelihoods, a Castle Donington based manufacturer is supporting a local florist to bring light to the High Street and honour the fallen this Armis
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10th November 2020

New Foxes book set to evoke memories of the 90s

A new ‘tell it all’ book by one of Leicester City FC’s most renowned board members of the 90s promises to relive the glory days of The Foxes journey to the top.
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10th November 2020

Koa Consulting launches CSR scheme to help clients offset their carbon footprint

A Derby-based business development consultancy is planting a forest of mangroves on behalf of its clients to help them reduce their environmental impact.
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10th November 2020

St Peters Quarter Businesses Support Local Hospitals’ Charity

Businesses in Derby’s St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) have presented a giant cheque for £550 to Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity to support the work of the Royal Derby Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
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8th November 2020

Aggregate Industries Invites Applications to its Bardon Hill Community Fund

As part of its ongoing commitment to invest in the local community, Aggregate Industries has launched its annual Bardon Hill Community Fund to help initiatives and community groups at this difficult time.
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8th November 2020

Cycling success for leading law firm after raising thousands for charity

Leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has smashed its fundraising goal and raised more than £6,500 as part of the national Tour de Law initiative – the legal sector’s most successful bike challenge. 
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7th November 2020

Timico invests in pioneering energy storage system

Timico has invested significantly in a pioneering battery energy storage system (BESS), as part of its commitment to improving its sustainable and energy efficiency credentials.
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5th November 2020

Derbados cycle challenge

Businesses from across Derbyshire got on their bikes to raise money for Derbyshire Institute of Sport and celebrate the fun and fitness that cycling can bring – and helped raise £2,800.
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5th November 2020

Derby charity seeks Secret Santa volunteers to help make Christmas special for city's children in need

A Derby charity is appealing for help from businesses as it prepares for its annual Christmas campaign. 
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5th November 2020

Notts manufacturer offers £5,000 worth of PPE as prize for local care home heroes

A PPE manufacturer in the East Midlands is offering £5,000 worth of PPE as a competition prize in recognition of the part played by the region’s care homes in dealing with Covid-19.
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4th November 2020

Derby IT Firm invests in local community’s health

IT specialists Neuways are leading a group of businesses who share the same site on the A50 in the installation of a brand-new defibrillator machine.
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4th November 2020

Local Foundation donates £101k to Hope Against Cancer Charity

Hope Against Cancer’s biggest project to date is the doubling of the size of the Clinical Trials Facility at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI), at a cost of £1.5million. 
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3rd November 2020

Lincolnshire spud supplier beats goal by travelling the world in 79 days

Lincolnshire potato supplier Branston www.branston.com has beaten its goal to virtually travelaround the world in 80 days, by completing the distancea day early.
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30th October 2020

Notts contractor targets being net zero carbon by 2030

The Nottingham-based contractor,Willmott Dixon, is targeting that all new build and refurbishment projects delivered from 2030 will be net zero carbon in operation under its new 2030 sustainable development strategy, ‘Now or Never; our decisive decade.’
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28th October 2020

Lubrizol staff run, walk and hit the gym as they join forces for a 3,600-mile transatlantic charity challenge

Staff at Derbyshire firm Lubrizol have joined forces with their American colleagues to raise £1,000 by covering the equivalent of the distance across the Atlantic between their two offices through running, cycling and walking – or even playing a game a fo
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28th October 2020

Businesses encouraged to make a difference with donations for school lunches

Derby businesses are being called upon to help a local campaign that is giving free meals to school children during half term.
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26th October 2020

Mosaic Charity Calls in Commercial A-team to Shape Bold New Direction

Three Leicestershire businesses are joining forces to form an innovative new advisory service for local disability charity Mosaic 1898.
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24th October 2020

Leicestershire Salon celebrates NHS and Front-Line Workers by giving away FREE salon sessions

George’s Hairdressing has been inspiring the ladies and gents of Leicestershire for almost 40 years across its two salons located on Allandale Road and Oadby.
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23rd October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Volunteers needed to help support vulnerable residents

People who are able to offer their time to help vulnerable residents during the ongoing pandemic are being urged to volunteer their time to a Chesterfield project. 
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22nd October 2020

FOXES FOUNDATION SELECTS TWO CHILDREN’S CHARITY PARTNERS

Two children’s charities based in Leicestershire will benefit from a new partnership with Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) as the club revives its Foundation.
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22nd October 2020

Former police chief and Army veteran on a mission to improve BAME representation in Military and Emergency Services

A former police chief from Derby has launched a new not-for-profit business aimed at creating more senior leaders from the black and minority ethnic community in uniformed services such as Armed Forces and emergency services.
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21st October 2020

WOMEN’S AID BOOSTED BY DONATION FROM AMAZON TEAM

Based at The Farr Centre, Worksop, Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid provides a safe environment for women who are seeking refuge from domestic violence.
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21st October 2020

Russell Roof Tiles Unveils Burton Albion Sponsorship

Burton-based, Russell Roof Tiles has secured a sponsorship deal with League One Burton Albion Football Club www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk as shirt sponsors. 
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20th October 2020

Homebuilder staff in Overstone think pink to raise awareness for breast cancer

The site team at Overstone Gate on Overstone Farm will be dressing to impress by switching out their usual hard hats and high visibility jackets for bright pink hats and vests to do their bit for the wear it pink campaign.
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20th October 2020

Braving the chop for children's cancer charity

A jeweller from Clifton has donated 16 inches of her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children living with cancer.
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19th October 2020

£2K donation for local life-saving charity

Burton-based leading roof tile firm, Russell Roof Tiles, has donated an impressive £2,000 to a life-saving charity, as part of its continued dedication to supporting the local community.
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19th October 2020

Thousands raised as cricketing XI and literary stars clash in charity contest

Leading brand agency, Champions (UK) plc, has made a COVID-secure return to the events scene with a star-studded cricket match at one of the country’s most idyllic sporting locations.
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19th October 2020

Cosy to leave a lasting legacy in Derby as it prepares to move into its new £2m home

A Derby company which sells ethical educational outdoor play equipment to schools and nurseries is looking forward to opening an exciting new chapter as it prepares to move to a brand-new £2m warehouse on the outskirts of the county. 
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15th October 2020

SMES challenged to make rail freight transport cleaner and greener

A new challenge for SME businesses is being launched to help make transporting goods on the UK’s railways cleaner and greener.
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15th October 2020

Permaroof's brand-new customer rewards scheme app goes live

Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover, has launched its first ever loyalty scheme to reward both old and new customers for spending with them.
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13th October 2020

Albert Village FC youth team gets new sponsor

Wathall’s Supports Young Footballers’ Return To The Pitch
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12th October 2020

Hazelwood's world mappers help Lubrizol hit its global volunteering target

Staff at a Belper firm helped their company achieve its volunteering total for the year when they carried out potentially life-saving work to help rescue teams operating in remote areas - without even leaving their desks. 
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12th October 2020

The gift of kindness for two Mansfield charities

Health and social care students at West Nottinghamshire College have been creating ways to support the more vulnerable members of their community. 
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8th October 2020

Workers at Derbyshire IT firm dig deep to support colleague taking part in charity trek for Wessex Cancer Trust

EMPLOYEES at Derbyshire IT firm have dug deep to help one of their colleagues smash his fundraising target for a cancer charity.
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8th October 2020

DBCP’s partners and projects dominate LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2020

Partners and projects of Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP) have swept the board at the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2020, claiming two wins and two highly commended awards across three of the 13 award categories.
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8th October 2020

Discover what it was like to be a secret agent in World War Two

Chesterfield Museum is hosting a virtual event to help participants understand the role of the Special Operations Executive during World War Two.
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7th October 2020

Health Visitor Wins Solar PV System For Family Home Thanks to NHS Donation

Julian and Jennie Churchill of Tollerton are the lucky winners of a fully fitted solar PV system, donated by Nottinghamshire renewable energy company Geo Green Power, fitted to their family home in August.
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7th October 2020

Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust receives funding from The National Lottery - to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its bell museum

The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust has received funds from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, to make changes within its historic bell museum to ensure it is Covid-19 compliant for visitors.
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7th October 2020

Thompsons United FC U7s Flames team with brand-new Mulberry kit

Thompsons United FC was newly formed last year and trains at Ullesthorpe playing fields, which is nearby to Mulberry Homes’ Kingsbury Park development in the town.
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7th October 2020

Local bid members back bookcase trail

BUSINESSES across North Nottinghamshire are taking part in LitFest’s First Chapters Trail to encourage local people to visit town centres and engage in socially distanced fun.
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7th October 2020

Leicestershire’s ‘forgotten’ children would benefit from rule change, says charity

A charity which takes disadvantaged county youngsters on holiday is appealing to the government for a change in the rules on social distancing at outdoor centres.
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5th October 2020

Wildlife haven created at David Wilson Homes’ Derbyshire development

Following the installation of several wildlife-friendly features at The Paddocks, David Wilson Homes’ new development in Newton Solney prioritises animal and human comforts.
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23rd September 2020

East Midlands Birds Bakery raises £10k to support children's charity

Birds Bakery has raised £10,000 for The Children’s Trust, following the success of its own Doughnut Week, which was held last week (12-19 September). 
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22nd September 2020

Midlands Engine: Region ready to ‘lead’ on UK’s green economic recovery

The Midlands is ideally placed to spearhead the Government’s vision to build a stronger, better and greener economy, according to a new report.
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17th September 2020

Anoki Restaurant raises more than £6,000 in just a month to provide clean water across Pakistan

Just a month after launching its own charitable initiative to raise funds to dig water wells in Pakistan, East Midlands fine dining restaurant Anoki, has raised more than £6,400.
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17th September 2020

Leicestershire education receives almost £1M as part of £3M investment from housebuilder

National new homes-builder, Miller Homes, is pledging almost a million pounds to schools in Great Glen and surrounding areas as it launches its new Regal View development. 
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16th September 2020

Rhodes Wealth Management plays key part in keeping vulnerable African families fed during coronavirus crisis

Food has been delivered to hundreds of deprived people in an African community thanks to a charity which is backed by Derbyshire financial advisors.
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24th July 2020

Fans to share a brew with X-Factor star Sam Bailey's 'cuppa crew' in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice

X Factor’s Sam Bailey has been boosting lockdown morale with her own fan-based interactive video group online. And the Facebook Live segment, dubbed Bailey’s Cuppa Crew, has one eye on raising funds for children’s charity Rainbows later this year.
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10th July 2020

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation delivers more than £500,000 in emergency grants

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation (LLRCF) has delivered a staggering £552,719.50 in emergency grants to charities, voluntary groups and community organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.
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7th July 2020

R.E.A.L Creative Digital launches campaign to help COVID-hit businesses bounce back

Mansfield-based R.E.A.L Creative Digital has launched a new campaign to help businesses in the local area bounce back following the coronavirus lockdown.
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26th June 2020

Leicester charity boss who dealt with aftermath of 9/11 takes on advisory role during lockdown

Leicester Children’s Holidays chairman Parvez Bhatty is using his experience as an investment bank’s former global co-head of technology to keep his charity on track during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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23rd June 2020

Clearmark Solutions hosts fundraising week and raises thousands Rainbows Hospice

A team of colleagues from barcode and labelling solutions specialist Clearmark cycled, climbed virtual mountains, baked, hosted a virtual gig all and carried out a host of other activities last week to raise cash for Rainbows Hospice.
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16th June 2020

IM Properties Launches £350,000 Community Fund For Mercia Park

IM Properties (IMP) has launched a £350,000 community fund to help local projects surrounding the new Mercia Park employment scheme.
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14th May 2020

RBS covers PPE costs for local community

Midlands-based RBS has covered PPE costs for a local community shop in the Newark area, ensuring vulnerable communities will continued to be looked after during the Covid-19 crisis.
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13th May 2020

Housebuilders support group’s bid to provide face visors for NHS heroes

Two Midlands housebuilders have joined forces to support volunteers making free face shields for frontline NHS staff.
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11th May 2020

Uk Meds Donates More Than 7,000 PPE To Nottingham Citycare

ONLINE pharmacy UK Meds has donated a massive 7,100 much-needed PPE items to community health services provider Nottingham CityCare Partnership – to help its healthcare workers across the city continue the fight against coronavirus.
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7th May 2020

Barratt Announces New Armed Forces Contribution Scheme This VE Day

As the world celebrates the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day) this Bank Holiday weekend, Barratt Developments PLC announce a new Armed Forces Deposit Contribution Scheme.
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6th May 2020

Midlands Company Donates Shoes To Hard-working Nurses At Northampton General Hospital

A Midlands-based shoe company has donated nearly 100 pairs of shoes to nurses at Northampton General Hospital to show its support for those on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.
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5th May 2020

Iconic Derbyshire firm supports NHS

Following an introduction by the investment team at Marketing Derby, historic Derbyshire-based clothing manufacturer John Smedley is working with Bondholder the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust to provide much-needed PPE.
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5th May 2020

Charity Teams Up With Food Retailers To Make Sure Nobody Goes Hungry

A Derby-based charity has linked up with independent food retailers to make sure disabled, vulnerable and elderly people don't go hungry during the Covid crisis lockdown.
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4th May 2020

UK’s Largest Housebuilder Supports The Big Issue In The Wake Of Covid-19 Crisis

Barratt Developments PLC, which has developments in Leicestershire, has this week committed £25,000 to support social enterprise.
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2nd May 2020

Accountancy firm offers free cashflow support to help to SMEs deal with Coronavirus impact

An accountancy firm in Northampton is helping to support businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic by giving away free licences to cashflow forecasting software Float.
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29th April 2020

Fundraiser launched to help disabled scooter enthusiast fulfil lifelong dream

A Mansfield businessman is calling on scooter enthusiasts and the local community to help raise funds to buy and adapt a Lambretta for a friend who was gravely injured in a road accident.
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28th April 2020

Housebuilders support group’s bid to provide face visors for NHS heroes

Two Midlands housebuilders have joined forces to support volunteers making free face shields for frontline NHS staff.
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28th April 2020

Leicester students released early from tenancy contracts

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Leicester based educational charity Sulets has released students early from their housing contracts in its leased properties.
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27th April 2020

Much-loved Derby Restaurant Delivers Hot Meals To Nurses And Key Workers At Local Charity

A POPULAR Derby restaurant will be delivering free hot meals to key workers at a local hospice as they continue to provide an invaluable service during the coronavirus pandemic.
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27th April 2020

Spatial Global moving overseas PPE into the NHS supply chain at a fraction of market price

Market rates rocket up to 600% more than normal but Spatial Global keeps it’s fees super low to help the NHS
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27th April 2020

Moving home with BuckleyBrown will help foodbank

A foodbank in Mansfield Woodhouse that offers tonnes of help to those in need will itself get a helping hand when people put their house on the market with a local estate agency.
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25th April 2020

Support grows for Kibworth Isolation Relief Team thanks to Mulberry

The newly founded Kibworth Isolation Relief Team (KIRT) has received a donation of £200 for its contingency fund thanks to local housebuilder Mulberry Homes
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24th April 2020

Nottingham Business Goes With ‘the Flo’ To Support Nhs

A NOTTINGHAM joiner is making desks featuring an inspirational quote from Florence Nightingale – and all the profits from sales will go to the NHS.
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24th April 2020

Local app LoyalFree donate over £1300 to help tackle homelessness in Leicester

Since launching the LoyalFree app ‘Give As You Save' charity scheme in November, the Leicester based business has now donated £1,304 to the Give Leicester Campaign.
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24th April 2020

Women’s Centre Launch Corona Comarades To Provide Mental Health Support In The Community

This week saw the launch of Shama Women’s Centre’s next project which aids to support the local community with mental health concerns and further help those struggling with social isolation. 
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23rd April 2020

John Pye Supports The Robin Hood Fund Charity Auction

NOTTINGHAM-based John Pye Auctions has offered joined forces with The Robin Hood Fund to run a charity auction raising money for those who need it most in city during the coronavirus crisis.
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22nd April 2020

Joules Supports Local Frontline Staff In The Fight Against Covid-19

Brand is harnessing supply chain partnerships to support its community, donating 50,000 masks and thousands of Joules products to frontline staff.
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21st April 2020

Speedel & Local Business Coronavirus Response

Leicestershire based courier, Speedel, has donated and delivered nearly 200 litres of hand moisturiser to the University of Leicestershire NHS Trust's hospitals as the latest gesture in its ongoing COVID19 support initiatives
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18th April 2020

Axiom GB responds to NHS appeal for face shields

Tamworth based, Axiom GB, has responded to the NHS appeal to UK manufacturers for increased production of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) to help combat the coronavirus crisis.
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17th April 2020

Leading Housebuilder Donates Hundreds Of Defibrillators To Help Covid-19 Fightback

Barratt Developments Plc is this week donating 400 defibrillators from its sites across the UK to help in the fight against coronavirus.
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16th April 2020

Support For Homemoving Essential Workers In Leicestershire

A scheme designed to help Key Workers in Leicestershire looking to move home this year has been extended to include all essential workers and a range of additional benefits including £1000 to spend with local businesses.
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16th April 2020

Stepnell Supports Local Medical Centre With Much Needed Supplies

NHS STAFF at Derbyshire’s Langwith Medical Centre have been gifted a selection of treats and hygiene products from construction giant Stepnell, to help lift spirits during the covid-19 crisis.
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16th April 2020

Chestnut Homes continues support for Bardney Cemetery Improvement Fund

Chestnut Homes has donated £1,000 to a volunteer community project in Bardney aiming to improve the local cemetery.
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