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CSR & Sustainability News from 2020


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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15th April 2020

Monkey vs Owl Offers Local Accommodation For NHS Staff And Key Workers

Derby-based residential lettings company Monkey vs Owl (MOVO) is offering discounted rates on a wide range of local accommodation that has now become available during lockdown.
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15th April 2020

Let’s Help Feed the UK, Says Greater Lincolnshire LEP

A Dutch flower business which has a factory in Moulton near Spalding has donated 1,000 bouquets to care workers, NHS staff and those in need in Lincolnshire.
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15th April 2020

Housebuilder donates life-saving equipment to Royal Derby Hospital

Midlands housebuilder Davidsons Homes has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to help Royal Derby Hospital in its battle against Covid-19.
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14th April 2020

Housebuilder helps raise the roof for Doveridge church appeal

A Derbyshire church’s appeal to raise money for a new roof has received a boost from a local housebuilder.
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13th April 2020

Mansfield Homelessness Charity Receives A Helping Hand From Local Developer

Nottinghamshire developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to The Beacon Project as part of its Community Fund scheme.
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12th April 2020

Lockdown Head Shave Challenge Raises Money for Chesterfield Royal Hospital

A Chesterfield man is aiming to raise at least £2,500 for the NHS by joining in with the lockdown head shaving craze.
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12th April 2020

Nottingham Law Firm Increases Support While Immigration Rules Are Relaxed

A Nottingham law firm is increasing its opening hours in a bid to guide business and individuals through temporary changes to the immigration rules due to COVID-19.
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11th April 2020

New HUUB Training Tops Supports NHS Charities

Derby based triathlon kit designers HUUB have created a special cycle jersey and technical performance T-shirt to help inspire fitness enthusiasts to continue their regimes and to raise money for the NHS.
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11th April 2020

Hot Property Raises Record Breaking £25,000 For Local Charity

ANNUAL charity event Nottingham Hot Property (NHP) has raised an incredible £25,000 for local charity Switch Up.
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10th April 2020

East Midlands Airport launches COVID-19 relief fund

East Midlands Airport (EMA) is offering volunteers and financial support to local community and voluntary organisations to help with the Coronavirus relief effort.
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10th April 2020

Tennis club in Doveridge scores a funding boost

A tennis club in Doveridge has received a funding boost from a local housebuilder, which is building new homes just down the road.
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9th April 2020

Morley Hayes Opens Its Doors To Key Workers

Derbyshire hotel, leisure and golf complex, Morley Hayes, has opened the doors of its four-star hotel to key workers who need a place to stay during the current coronavirus pandemic.
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9th April 2020

Housebuilder calls on businesses to donate vital PPE to the NHS

Lincolnshire housebuilder Chestnut Homes has donated a range of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline care and NHS staff in Lincoln, encouraging other businesses across the county to do the same.
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9th April 2020

Leicestershire Homebuilder Supports Hospital Workers With Donation Of Respiratory Masks

David Wilson Homes East Midlands has donated a range of surplus high quality FFP3 protectivemasks to support NHS employees at hospitals across Leicestershire.
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8th April 2020

Central England Co-op says ‘thank you’ to all NHS workers by giving them 10% discount and priority access

Central England Co-op is today rolling out a 10% discount to all NHS workers to say thank you for their efforts working on the frontline to help tackle the Coronavirus.
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7th April 2020

Visual Print and Design offers free print support to Meal Delivery Service for over 65s

Recently partnering for purpose with Salted Orange Food Company, Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire have launched "Food through Adversity: 21 meals for £20" to help combat the risks of Covid-19 to older people.
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7th April 2020

Coalville Football Club Scores New Sponsorship With David Wilson Homes

The young stars of the Coalville Town Ravens Football Club Under-9s team have received a set of new training jackets sponsored by David Wilson Homes.
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6th April 2020

New spin on waste management cuts 10 tonnes of waste per month 

Axil Integrated Services, has announced that since taking on the waste management at two of Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited sites, it has been able to reduce the company’s general waste by 50%
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5th April 2020

Hinckley & Rugby AGM donations to nine charities

Thanks to its members voting before Tuesday’s Annual General Meeting, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has donated £500 each to nine local charities.
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3rd April 2020

North Notts Bid And Wilko Deliver Essential Supplies To Local Community Groups 

Generous donations have been delivered to food banks, animal rescue centres, schools and nurseries this week in an initiative to help support communities during the COVID-19 crisis. 
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2nd April 2020

Housebuilder Achieves Highest Ever Customer Satisfaction Score

Bellway has achieved five-star builder status by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the fourth year running!
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2nd April 2020

Student Housing Nominated For Responsible Business Awards

Specialist lettings agent and property management company Student Housing has been shortlisted for a prestigious regional business award.
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31st March 2020

Motion Vehicles gear up to support for Safe and Sound

Vehicle leasing specialists Motion Vehicles have joined forces with specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound to support its work across Derbyshire.
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31st March 2020

Focus consultant helping to save ‘At Risk’ buildings in Nottingham

Focus Consultants cultural services consultant, Laura Summers, has become a Trustee of a new charity which has been formed to save heritage buildings across Nottingham city.
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30th March 2020

New Trustees Join Safe and Sound Board

Safe and Sound, the local charity that specialises in supporting children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation and their families, has appointed a new chairperson and several new trustees.
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30th March 2020

Regional property firm sponsors Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes

Local property professionals Andrew Granger & Co has sponsored the Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes.
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27th March 2020

Russell Scanlan Selects Macmillan Cancer Support as Charity of the Year

Nottingham-based independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has announced its Charity of the Year for 2020 is Macmillan Cancer Support, the UK’s leading cancer support organisation.
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25th March 2020

Pegasus Group names Shelter Charity of the Year

Pegasus Group has unveiled Shelter, the national charity helping people struggling with bad housing or homelessness, as its charity of the year for 2020.
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25th March 2020

Leicester IT Company Launches Initiative to Support Local Charity Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

With more people having to work from home due to COVID-19, Better-IT has announced that it will be donating a proportion of its fees to Leicester-based Charity Link, when transitioning new businesses to its remote working package.
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25th March 2020

Leicester hairdresser salutes local NHS heroes with the gift of self-care during COVID-19 outbreak

Barrie Stephen Hair is giving out vouchers to NHS workers as a thank you for their tireless work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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24th March 2020

UK pallet networks join forces to offer government a unique supply chain service for critical supplies

The UK’s eight pallet networks announce a massive collaboration, putting their 750 depots and 23,500 strong distribution fleet at the UK government’s disposal for emergency supply for critical services.
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24th March 2020

Microlise Provides SmartFlow Driver & Subcontractor Management App Free of Charge During Coronavirus Crisis

Increased levels of consumer buying, fuelled by Covid-19, is resulting in unprecedented supply chain challenges that are likely to continue at heightened levels for longer than traditional peak periods.
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24th March 2020

NK Motors pledges its support to me&dee

The UK’s largest Kia car dealership has chosen me&dee as one of its charities of the year.
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23rd March 2020

Good news amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Local Nottingham based Sign & Graphics company N1 Visual, Produce and distribute 100's of free "Covid-19 Self Isolation" Stickers to their local community.
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23rd March 2020

Nuclear marine engineer calls for more support for people with autism in work

A former nuclear marine engineer is calling for businesses to do more to support and encourage employees with autism, to mark National Autism Awareness Month.
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21st March 2020

Lincolnshire based tech company announces £1.8 million package of support for its clients

Software firm Orderwise offers £1.8m in free licences to support customers
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21st March 2020

Charity raffle raises £6,740 for the British Heart Foundation

Chestnut Homes has donated £6,740 to the British Heart Foundation following the success of its recent charity raffle.
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20th March 2020

Taylor&Emmet team shows support for Dronfield 10k

A dedicated team of runners were out in force on Sunday to represent Taylor&Emmet LLP at the firm’s namesake event, the Dronfield 10K.
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20th March 2020

Northampton silent auction makes a big boom for Sports Relief

Staff at Barratt Homes Northampton have raised a whopping £597.19 for Sports Relief by holding a silent auction and a novelty balancing game.
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20th March 2020

Free bus pass travel before 9.30am on trentbarton

trentbarton is offering to help older and vulnerable people to get to the shops and banks during early morning openings by accepting concessionary bus passes before 9.30am on weekday mornings.
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19th March 2020

CCTV expert keeping an 'eye' out for vulnerable during Coronavirus chaos with grocery delivery

A home security expert is extending his already hectic working day by offering a grocery delivery service to “vulnerable” people amid Coronavirus chaos.
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18th March 2020

JMP Solicitors supports Children of Courage Awards

Courageous young people were recognised at the ninth annual Children of Courage Awards last week with Grantham-based law firm JMP Solicitors as a main sponsor.
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17th March 2020

Stories come alive for Kibworth pupils at storytelling session with David Wilson Homes

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils from Squeaky B’s Nursery thanks to a storytelling event in Kibworth, organised by David Wilson Homes.
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16th March 2020

Pattonair’s community work recognised at East Midlands Business Masters awards

Global aerospace and defence supply chain specialist Pattonair has been rewarded for its fantastic community work with an award at the prestigious Business Masters Awards.
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13th March 2020

Bott supports disadvantaged young people at The Phoenix Children’s Foundation

Bott Ashby helps local charity through staff and supplier-assisted fundraising
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9th March 2020

Hinckley and Rugby showcases support for community groups

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society showcased its support for charities and community groups at a Leicestershire Cares event for local VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) organisations.
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4th March 2020

How one Leicestershire Salon is giving back for International Women’s Day!

On March 8th, we will celebrate International Women's Day - a day of unity, reflection and action.
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4th March 2020

Idlewells Shopping Centre shortlisted for the Property Awards 2020

Sutton-in-Ashfield-based shopping centre Idlewells has been named as a finalist in the new-for-2020 Social Impact category at this year’s Property Awards.
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4th March 2020

Homebuilder shows commitment to Market Harborough with over £2m investment

As part of the planning agreement for its new development at Burnmill Farm, David Wilson Homes is set to invest more than £2 million in and around the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough
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3rd March 2020

The future is bright for Northamptonshire mental health group thatnks to housebuilder's donation

Barratt Homes Northampton has sponsored a local Mental Health group in Brackley to help support them in their efforts to build a community for those suffering from mental health issues.
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2nd March 2020

Brave Fundraisers Take Leap of Faith for Local Charity

Brave Fundraisers Take Leap of Faith for Local Charity
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1st March 2020

Derby organise to champion STEM education in E. Mids schools

The Derby Teaching Schools Alliance has been chosen to help drive greater interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Education & Mathematics) subjects in secondary schools across the East Midlands.
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1st March 2020

Cash and help from trentbarton together

trentbarton is offering up to £1,000 or its time and resources to local good causes. The new trentbarton together community fund is welcoming applications from sports teams, schools, charities and other local groups.
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29th February 2020

Peveril Homes goes top of the class after making generous donation to local pre-school!

Derbyshire-based housebuilder Peveril Homes has kindly donated funds to Tutbury Preschool to help with the purchase of important school safety infrastructure. 
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29th February 2020

Free kit for sports clubs across the Midlands!

Sport clubs and teams from across the Midlands could be in with a chance of winning a free custom sports kit thanks to a unique scheme that aims to support grassroots sport.
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29th February 2020

Leading homebuilder donates £1,000 to local animal rescue organisation

Barratt David Wilson Homes, Northampton has donated £1,000 to local organisation, Lainy’s Rescue as part of its Community Fund scheme.
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27th February 2020

School in Wingerworth benefits from sensory gardens donation

Housebuilder helps to transform sensory garden for local schoolchildren
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26th February 2020

A 'stable' start to new heritage charity

A new charity aims to save heritage buildings across Nottingham – as well as preserving and restoring those in disrepair.
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26th February 2020

Russell Scanlan presents grand total to Alzheimer’s Society

Nottingham’s largest independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan has presented an incredible £5000 to the Alzheimer’s Society, the UK-based charity which funds life-saving research and helps those suffering with or affected by dementia.
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25th February 2020

Barratt and David Wilson Homes raises over 40k for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Leading homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has raised over £40k for its chosen charity of the year, Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
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21st February 2020

Corporate football tournament raises funds for local hospice

Twelve businesses from across Northamptonshire have joined forces and raised £732 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice by taking part in a charity football tournament hosted by Silverstone Fleet Management.
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21st February 2020

Derby Firm Hosts “Best Night in Specialist Lending Calendar”

Derby-based Online Mortgage Advisor has celebrated the best in the mortgage industry at its annual Charity Awards.
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20th February 2020

Kit company helps national squad skate in style

A sports kit specialist has renewed its association with a national roller derby team, revamping their uniforms for the 2020 World Cup in July.
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19th February 2020

Peak District sheep farm and campsite go green with Solar PV

Peak District sheep farmer is making healthy returns, calculated to be 16.6% gross, from a solar PV system that is reducing energy and solid fuel bills, by generating electricity, heating water and powering EV chargers!
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19th February 2020

Derby women's charity moves into former home of 170-year-old convent

A regional charity that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women in Derbyshire will be able to provide more support to those in need after moving to a bigger premises in Derby – following a commercial property deal su
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19th February 2020

Derby co-working space offers free support to businesses affected by Storm Dennis

Businesses which have been affected by Storm Dennis are being given a helping hand from CUBO, the co-working space is giving free working space to those impacted by flooding.
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18th February 2020

Derby’s Derventio Housing Trust celebrates a decade of helping the homeless

An award-winning housing trust which offers homeless people across Derbyshire a roof over their heads – and the help and opportunities they need to stay there – is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
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15th February 2020

Nottingham Business School launches ‘Spring Collection’ to tackle the issue of fast fashion

Undergraduate students from Nottingham Business School (NBS) will be taking part in a series of events this Spring to raise awareness of the social and environmental impacts of fast fashion.
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15th February 2020

Renewable energy company recognised in national and regional awards

East Midlands based renewable energy company Geo Green Power have been shortlisted for three awards at both the national and local level.
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15th February 2020

Midlands housebuilder digs deep for Lutterworth Foodbank donation

Northants-based housebuilder Mulberry Homes, whose flagship development is in Lutterworth, has donated over £200 worth of food and household items to Lutterworth & Villages Foodbank as part of the company’s Distinctly Local 2020 vision.
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14th February 2020

Curtain rises on the new year as Notts law firm supports award-winning theatre for 15th year

Leading Nottingham law firm Nelsons has started the year by renewing its longstanding season sponsorship of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall for the fifth consecutive time.
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12th February 2020

Barratt Homes Northampton has donated £1,000 to Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

The donation was made as part of the Barratt David Wilson Homes Community Fund scheme, which has been designed to strengthen ties with local communities.
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11th February 2020

Mum hopes to raise £17,500 for baby MRI appeal following her own labour ordeal

An entrepreneurial mum is supporting a drive to help poorly newborns following her own son’s traumatic birth.
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11th February 2020

Charity Fundraiser for International Women’s Day hosted by a local Women’s Centre celebrating 35th anniversary for community support

This year marks the 35th anniversary of this amazing centre and we have lots planned to raise awareness of this fantastic work, generate important partnership opportunities and create new business through trading.
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9th February 2020

QEP announces landmark charity partnership with the Rainy Day Trust

Leading tiling tools and accessories supplier, QEP, has announced a new partnership with the Rainy Day Trust—a charity that helps people who have worked in the home improvement and enhancement industry.
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9th February 2020

The importance of giving back

For Essential Print Services, giving back to the community isn’t just a nice thing to do. It’s essential.
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7th February 2020

Brave fundraisers take leap of faith for local charity

Three University of Derby students are amongst a group of people who will take a leap of faith to raise money for Derby-based charity Safe and Sound on February 29.
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7th February 2020

RED January Achievement for Digital Agency Account Manager

Repeat Digital’s Amy Jowett runs over 100 miles throughout January to fundraise for Mind as part of its RED January Campaign  
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7th February 2020

The post-match feedback is in – PLM Global’s tennis initiative sponsorship has been a success!

PLM Global, international suppliers of handheld capture devices, mobile print and EPoS hardware, are now enjoying their 5th consecutive year of sponsoring Avon Tennis.
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7th February 2020

CSR and the importance of giving back

The East Midlands, and Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire in particular, have a proud record of caring, sharing and giving back to the community.
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7th February 2020

Respectful Care expands into Worksop

A Nottinghamshire-based domiciliary care company rated Outstanding for Caring has expanded into the Worksop area.
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6th February 2020

Derbados 2020 cycling challenge

Cycling Challenge Flies the Flag For Derbados
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5th February 2020

Business community supports cricket club's bold new chapter

Businesses across the East Midlands have rallied to support Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s (LCCC) ‘bold new chapter’.
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5th February 2020

College donates more sleeping bags to the homeless

A charity and local business have praised the generosity of students and staff at West Nottinghamshire College for providing more vital aid to the homeless.
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5th February 2020

Gillotts praises community groups as it hands out proceeds of its annual fundraiser

A project to help victims of domestic violence and a community café were among five good causes to be given a boost when a Nottinghamshire funeral firm handed out the proceeds of its annual fundraiser.
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4th February 2020

Kinchbus team’s charity of the year is Rainbows

Bus drivers and colleagues from Kinchbus have chosen Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People as their charity of the year for both 2020 and 2021.
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3rd February 2020

Will Other Nottingham Businesses Accept the Challenge?

Retail Assist’s CEO Lays Down the Gauntlet
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30th January 2020

Dimensions raise five-figure sum for trio of charities in 2019

Market-leading uniform solutions provider, Dimensions raised £10,665 for a trio of charities during a huge year of fundraising in 2019.
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30th January 2020

Leading developer's donation helps young people in Northampton

David Wilson Homes South Midlands has donated funds to a charity supporting young people in Northampton with additional needs.
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30th January 2020

Star Trust hands out £60K to needy East Mids charities

Members of the Star Trust charity met with six East Midlands charities and handed over cheques to help each of them support the people and causes they work so tirelessly for.
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29th January 2020

Antibiotics Donation Treats 600 African Patients

A large donation of antibiotics by a Leicestershire pharmaceuticals business has helped treat 600 patients at an African hospital.
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29th January 2020

Game produces a boost for equine charity

Monopoly players have championed the work of an equine charity with a donation of £700.
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29th January 2020

Leicestershire homebuilder makes donation for accessible facilities to local church

St John the Baptist Church in Hugglescote has received a £250 donation from local developer David Wilson Homes to go towards the renovation of its accessible facilities.
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28th January 2020

Banner Jones Solicitors raises £1,000 for John Eastwood Hospice

Regional law firm hosts a Free Wills Month in aid of local hospice
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26th January 2020

Charity rides high with Russells donation

Local life-saving charity, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes (SSBB) has received a generous £7,500 donation from Burton-based manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles.
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24th January 2020

Nottingham developer celebrates year of charity commitment

Looking back on its charity commitment in 2019, Nottingham-based developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes is celebrating the maiden year of its Community Fund scheme.
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24th January 2020

Local print and design company raises nearly £250 to St Barnabas Hospice

Visual Print and Design, an award-winning print and design company based in North Hykeham, have raised much needed funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice as part of their 2019 Christmas campaign.
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24th January 2020

Christmas 'treecycling' schemes raise record breaking amount for local hospices

Ward, the Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, has helped to raise over £15,000 for two local hospices through its support of the annual ‘Treecycling’ scheme.
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23rd January 2020

Donate items to Hinckley & Rugby to help homeless

People in Leicestershire having a January clear out of clothes, furniture and gadgets can help the homeless by donating them at branches of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
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21st January 2020

Pattonair answers plea to replace stolen televisions at Royal Derby Hospital

Derby-based firm Pattonair has lent a helping hand to the community by stepping in to replace stolen TVs at Royal Derby Hospital, part of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
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20th January 2020

Three charities to benefit from local accountancy firm’s fundraisers

Nottingham-based accountants Page Kirk LLP have once again made a generous charitable donation following epic fundraising efforts by staff.
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20th January 2020

Young footballers in Worksop show off brand new kit

Young players at Worksop United Juniors FC are now wearing stylish new kit, thanks to sponsorship from local housebuilder Jones Homes.
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20th January 2020

trentbarton team’s charity of year is Teenage Cancer Trust

Bus drivers and colleagues from trentbarton have chosen the Teenage Cancer Trust as their charity of the year for both 2020 and 2021.
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20th January 2020

Leading East Midlands property consultancy tackles stigma around mental health in the workplace

A leading UK property consultancy has pledged to tackle the stigma around mental health in the workplace.
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18th January 2020

intu Derby donates £2,000 to Treetops Hospice Care as part of charity awards

One of the Midland’s most popular shopping centres, intu Derby, has donated £2,000 to Treetops Hospice Care to support the charity’s 2020 activities.
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18th January 2020

Green for go! Utilita sponsors Derby 10k's plant-based water bottles

One hundred per cent plant-based water bottles are to be given to the runners of this year’s Derby 10k – making it one of the most-environmentally friendly races ever run in the UK.
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17th January 2020

Oakwood Training nominates Leicester homeless charity as Charity of the Year

Leading mental health and personal safety company to support The Bridge Homelessness to Hope
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17th January 2020

Christmas mental health campaign raises over £1,000 for UK charity, Mind

A charitable Christmas campaign aimed at raising money and awareness for those suffering with mental health has raised £1,060 - with all funds going to national charity, Mind.
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16th January 2020

Sleetmoor stalwart set for first-class Honours celebration thanks to Purpose Media

The honorary Life member of Sleetmoor United Football Club is gearing up for a luxury day out in London to celebrate his New Year Honour, thanks to local marketing agency Purpose Media.
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16th January 2020

Charity partnership all wrapped up thanks to Love Business connections

Derby charity me&dee, which supports people with life-changing illnesses and their families, is set to receive a promotional boost from van conversion specialist Bott, thanks to connections made through Love Business.
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15th January 2020

Northants pub company makes £50,000 charity pledge to mark 50 years in business

The owners of 17 pubs in Northampton including Brampton Halt, Thomas 'A' Becket and The Red Lion, has pledged to raise £50,000 for charity in its 50th year of business.
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13th January 2020

Good call! Derbyshire sign new deal with A1 Comms

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has named A1 Comms Business as its ​mobile telecommunications partner until the end of 2021.
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11th January 2020

For both EHL and The Riders it’s all about perfect moves!

Leicester-based company, EHL Conveyancing, are experts in everything related to moving house but, having just sponsored the Leicester Riders team for the 6th year as the ‘Official Lawyers of The Leicester Riders’, they are fast becoming experts on Basketb
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11th January 2020

Banner Jones Solicitors partners with Chesterfield rugby club

In celebration of its centenary anniversary this year, Chesterfield Panthers RUFC has purchased new 1919 replica shirts for its mini teams thanks to sponsorship assistance from local law firm Banner Jones Solicitors.
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