Peter Osborne, the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council and patron of Leicester Charity Link, visited the charity offices in Leicester on Friday 11th June to meet with staff and take a look at the great work that Leicester Charity Link do in the local community.
Two rival Leicester networking groups have been battling for supremacy in a charity ten pin bowling challenge.
Ten members of Business and Bacon took on 10 members of The Regency Group in the competition staged at the Hollywood Bowl at Meridian Leisure Park in Braunstone
After two hotly contested frames, The Regency’s team emerged as victors, although Leicester-based organisation Leicester Charity Link was the ultimate winner after receiving cheques for £250 from both clubs.
Business and Bacon meets every Wednesday at the Westfield House Hotel in Blaby, while The Regency Group holds its breakfast meetings every Friday at The Regency Hotel in London Road, Leicester.
Both groups have around 25 members with marketing consultancy, legal services, engineering, office printing supplies, web design, insurance, accountancy, jewellery, recruitment and telecoms among the diverse business sectors represented.
The Almanack will be hosting a Midsummer Madness fashion show with Debenhams to raise much needed funds for Leicester Charity Link. The event will take place at The Almanack, Highcross, Leicester, at 7.30pm on Thursday 24th June.
Guests can relax and enjoy a midsummer’s evening fashion show by Debenhams with canapés and half price champagne all in the elegant surroundings of The Almanack, Highcross, Leicester. For those who fancy a spot of shopping then Emily Jane will be showcasing gorgeous jewellery and silks, Bags of Love will be showcasing fashionable handbags at affordable prices and guests can also have their nails done for just £5 by Thiaras Beauty. Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds raised will be donated to Leicester Charity Link. For tickets please contact Susan McEniff on 0116 222 2212, email firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase tickets online at www.charity-link.org/events.
Susan McEniff, Director of Marketing & Fundraising at Leicester Charity Link, said “This is a fantastic opportunity to have a wonderful midsummer’s evening and raise funds to support those in desperate need in our community. I would like to thank all those involved for their support to ensure that this evening is a great success.”
Dalycom, based in Mountsorrel, has donated a new NEC telephone system worth £5,000 to local charity Leicester Charity Link. The new telephone system has replaced the out-of-date system used by the charity. Hundreds of vulnerable people and children use the services of Leicester Charity Link each week and an effective phone system is essential to help those in desperate need.
Ruth Ingman, President of Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce and Non-Executive Director of Leicester Charity Link, said “This is great news and will provide a vital link to Leicester Charity Link for those in desperate need.”
Leicester Charity Link help over 5,000 vulnerable people and children each year who are experiencing poverty, hardship or crisis throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They provide everyday basic essentials to those in desperate need such as beds, cookers, clothes and, in emergencies, food.
Amanda Daly, Sales Director at Dalycom, said “After meeting with Leicester Charity Link, it was obvious how much everyone relied upon the telephone system. The new NEC telephone system will ensure that the charity can continue to support Leicestershire’s most vulnerable”.
Jim Munton, Director of Operations at Leicester Charity Link, said that “We are extremely grateful to Dalycom, our old telephone system was difficult to maintain and we simply did not have sufficient funds to replace it. Dalycom came to our rescue and offered Leicester Charity Link a brand new system for free. Many of our most vulnerable customers need help immediately, this new system enables us to handle calls effectively, improved the level of service we provide and we will also make significant cost savings now and in the future, we can’t thank Dalycom enough.”
David was homeless sleeping in a church crypt during winter, he had no income and had not eaten for 3 days. We acted immediately and gave David food vouchers. We provided a bond on a rented property, funds for a suit and arranged for work experience. Just £210 got David off the street and back into work.
Rina and Zach managed to escape domestic violence. Rina had been unable to go to work because of her injuries and was trying to survive on statutory sick pay. They had found a safe place but had no furniture, beds, cooker or any household goods. We acted immediately and purchased the items that they desperately needed.
Shelley lives with cerebral palsy and although severely disabled she lives independently. Her deteriorating health meant that she urgently needed a specialist eye-controlled communication computer and specialist wheelchair. Neither of these items could be provided by the NHS. We raised over £20,000 to purchase the equipment Shelley needed.
“Without your services I don’t know what we would have done to support our residents. Leicester Charity Link is a worthwhile charity and your help is fantastic.”
PKF, accountants and business advisers in Leicester, donated £293 to Leicester Charity Link from money raised by staff at various internal office fundraising events. Lynn Newey, Marketing Executive at PKF, said “From cake sales, to car washing, book sales to guessing the bonus ball, we are proud to have had the opportunity to raise money for Leicester Charity Link who help people of all ages and from all communities who are vulnerable and in genuine need.”
Leicester Charity Link is a small local charity who relies heavily on donations from local companies to continue their vital work in our community. Susan McEniff, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Leicester Charity Link, said that “We are extremely grateful to PKF for supporting Leicester Charity Link, it is the basic items in life that make the biggest difference, such as a bed to sleep in, clothes to wear and food to eat. With the support of PKF we will be able to provide these items to hundreds of local vulnerable people and children who come to us each week in desperate need.”