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Fashion lovers raise £600 for Leicester Charity Link

Fashion lovers were treated to a Midsummer Madness fashion show by Debenhams at The Almanack, Highcross, Leicester, on what was a glorious midsummer evening. An amazing £600 was raised on the night all in aid of Leicester Charity Link.

Guests relaxed and enjoyed the show with a glass of bubbly and canapés all in the elegant surroundings of The Almanack. For shopaholics there were plenty of opportunities to indulge and purchase gorgeous jewellery and silks from Emily Jane and designer shoes from Kindred Soul. For those who needed their nails done then Thiaras Beauty was on hand.

Susan McEniff, Director of Marketing & Fundraising at Leicester Charity Link, said “I would like to thank everyone who supported our event to ensure that it was a great success. It was a fantastic evening and due to the way in which we work we will be able to convert the £600 raised into £3,000 by accessing charitable funds that are available to help individuals in need. All of that £3,000 which will go to those in desperate need in our community.”

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One Passion, One Leicester, One Stage

The City of Leicester College will be hosting an event to celebrate Leicester. The One Passion, One Leicester, One Stage event will be held at The City of Leicester College, Downing Drive, Evington, Leicester on Saturday 19th June, starting at 12pm.  Entry is free and there will be fun for all the family, including circus skills, talent show, climbing wall, sporting activities, Lemon Jelly Arts and Shimla Pink. Leicester Sound and Filbert the Fox will be entertaining the crowds and Leicester Charity Link will be raising awareness of their vital work within the community.

The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor, Councillor Colin Hall, patron of Leicester Charity Link, will be officially opening the event at 12pm. 

Mel Tomlinson, Business & Enterprise Co-ordinator of The City of Leicester College, said “The students decided they wanted to create an event that would celebrate the rich diversity of our college community. What started as a small idea in a Year 7 Enterprise Day has turned into a fantastic, fun day for the whole family and local community.”

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Business networking groups battle it out for charity in ten pin bowling challenge

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.

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The Almanack hosts fashion show for Leicester Charity Link

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 or purchase tickets online at  

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.”

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Dalycom donates telephone system worth £5,000

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.”

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David was homeless

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.

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Shelley’s Story

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.