Architecture Charity

Franklin Ellis sports red noses and raises money for Comic Relief challenge

Franklin Ellis sports red noses and raises money for Comic Relief challenge

Nottingham and Leicester-based Franklin Ellis Architects held a company running challenge last week to raise funds for Comic Relief ahead of Red Nose Day on 16 March. 25 members of the practice took part in the challenge, which took place at Holme Pierrepont Country Park in Nottinghamshire. Team members were encouraged to run, jog or walk a collective 100 miles around the park and had up to one hour to complete it. Their efforts saw …

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Business Charity

Russell Scanlan Presents Egg-cellent Total to Charity

Russell Scanlan Presents Egg-cellent Total to Charity

Nottingham-based leading independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has presented an impressive total of £2,000 to its chosen charity of 2018, Forget-Me-Notts, the UK-based project of Operation Orphan which helps vulnerable children across the East Midlands.   The team delivered a cheque to the charity’s office in Attenborough along with dozens of Easter Eggs to be gifted to children – Forget-Me-Notts collects chocolate gifts for children at Easter and Christmas, and for many it is the …

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Charity Finance

Hinckley & Rugby savers give £21,000 to hospices

Hinckley & Rugby savers give £21,000 to hospices

Three local hospices have shared more than £21,000 thanks to savers at Hinckley & Rugby Building Society who chose to put their money into its Hospice Affinity Account. Since its launch in 2008 the account has now paid out a total of more than £145,000 to LOROS in Leicestershire and Mary Ann Evans Hospice and The Myton Hospices in Warwickshire. All three hospices serve families in Hinckley & Rugby’s heartlands. The total donation of £21,750 …

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Charity Property

Junior football team nets £1,000 funding from housebuilder

Junior football team nets £1,000 funding from housebuilder

Footballing youngsters in Leicester will be kicking off the month with brand new equipment and kit thanks to the support of a leading regional builder.   Football & fitness Academy U9 Lions, a self-funded grass roots football club for children from all backgrounds, is the latest recipient of a cash boost from Persimmon Homes North Midlands.   They were awarded the cash as part of Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions initiative. The scheme is a national …

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Charity

Going, going, gone – Hemswell Court to host live auction and black-tie dinner with one-of-a-kind signed oil painting to raise funds for iconic Lancaster Bomber landmark

Going, going, gone – Hemswell Court to host live auction and black-tie dinner with one-of-a-kind signed oil painting to raise funds for iconic Lancaster Bomber landmark

Hemswell Court in Lincolnshire is set to host a fundraising dinner to help towards the £150,000 still needed to bring a life-size Lancaster Bomber landmark to life on the Lincolnshire Nottinghamshire border, marking the significant aviation history that the two counties shared during the Second World War. To be held on 22nd May 2019, organisers are looking for guests (both corporates and individuals alike) to purchase tables at the black-tie dinner to help raise as …

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Charity Finance

Teenage Cancer Trust thanks Moore Thompson for its generous quiz night donation

Teenage Cancer Trust thanks Moore Thompson for its generous quiz night donation

Staff and partners at accountancy firm Moore Thompson are celebrating the donation of more that £1,640 to the Teenage Cancer Trust raised at its annual charity quiz. Business leaders and professionals from across the East of England gathered at the South Holland Centre in Spalding towards the end of 2018 to pitch their wits against one another. The event, which has been held for several years, also included a raffle and was won by NatWest …

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Charity Construction Property

Persimmon building futures with Team GB

Persimmon building futures with Team GB

Groups working with under 18’s in Leicestershire could be in with a chance of winning a share of £1,000,000 thanks to a major scheme launched today by a leading housebuilder. Persimmon Homes is launching its national Building Futures programme in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association. The scheme, being run regionally by Persimmon Homes North Midlands, aims to support community groups across three categories: sports, education and arts, and health. Persimmon Homes is …

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Charity Investment leisure

Taller than the Angel of the North – Magnificent Lancaster Bomber sculpture with a wingspan of 31 metres to be erected in the East Midlands

Taller than the Angel of the North – Magnificent Lancaster Bomber sculpture with a wingspan of 31 metres to be erected in the East Midlands

Work to construct a giant steel sculpture of a Lancaster Bomber on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border is underway thanks to corporate and public donations, but funds are still needed to complete the project in 2019. The life-size sculpture, ‘On Freedom’s Wings’, is set to become an iconic national landmark, rivalling the Angel of the North in both size and status. The vision has been brought to life by The Bomber County Gateway Trust – …

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Business Charity

ABL MD to run London Marathon in aid of Enham Trust.

ABL MD to run London Marathon in aid of Enham Trust.

Aside from his full-time occupation as Managing Director of ABL UK, which provides desktop power modules, monitor arms and cabling solutions, Paul McKenzie has a passion for running. So, why not run for more than fitness and health? Having already completed the Great North Run, (there is a hint of the North East in his accent) Paul was delighted to have been accepted to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon which is taking …

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Charity

Green-fingered community comes together for ‘allotmenteering’ project

Green-fingered community comes together for ‘allotmenteering’ project

Derby-based special educational needs (SEN) sixth form students have joined Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson, Ashbourne Road District Allotment Association (ARDAA) and BBC Radio Derby’s ‘Potty Plotters’ on a community volunteering project at Ashbourne Road Allotments. The community project, which is being delivered by volunteers from G F Tomlinson, will see the creation of five, quarter-sized ‘starter plots’ for those new to allotmenteering as well as the creation of communal rest and composting areas. Ashbourne …

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