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Sally Melvin 22/12/2015 - 11:47 - 0 Comments

A mock interview day at Orchard School, supported by Ablaze, proved of huge benefit to students with some even discussing potential work experience placements. Well done to all the students and a huge thank you to our volunteers.

The year 10 students attended interviews with employers from various coampanies including Ernst and Young, Smith & Williamson, Thrings, Rolls Royce, the...

Sally Melvin 22/12/2015 - 11:28 - 0 Comments

Ablaze was honoured recently with the the presentation of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, a prestigious national award, in a special ceremony at Leigh Court, Bristol. 

The QAVS is the highest award given to voluntary groups across the UK. The ceremony was attended by community leaders including the Lord Lieutenant Mary Prior, who presented the award, the Lord Mayor...

Sally Ridley 22/07/2015 - 17:34 - 0 Comments

A short video of business leaders talking about the ways in which Ablaze is good for business.

With thanks to Roy Sheppard for volunteering his time to film and create this video. 

Sally Ridley 14/07/2015 - 17:20 - 0 Comments

TLT Solicitors ended the school year with a generous invitation to Oasis Academy Long Cross primary students to visit their city centre offices on 2nd July '15. Lucy Kirk, the Business Coordinator for the TLT Reading Buddy intervention at Oasis Long Cross Academy, commented:

"We really enjoyed having the students visit us in our offices at TLT.  It was a great opportunity to celebrate...

Sally Ridley 14/07/2015 - 16:38 - 0 Comments
Thrings Solicitors host an exciting visit for their Whitehall Primary buddies

The tables were turned on a team of solicitors from the Bristol base of commercial law firm Thrings when pupils they have helped under a year-long reading scheme were given the chance to find out what goes on at their office. 

Almost 20 eight and nine-year-old Whitehall Primary School pupils and staff toured the city centre office to chat to staff...