Film Premiere Evening

Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:17 by Catriona Candler

A powerful film - made more powerful by your voices!

A fantastic film that was moving and thought provoking

That was how 'Unheard' was described by some of the people who watched it's Premiere at Snibston's Century Theatre on Monday 9th December. Unheard is... Read More »

Tags: CiCC, Charnwood Arts, Snibston, Holocaust

Prince's Trust TEAM Programme

Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:56 by Catriona Candler

Are you aged 16-25 and not in education, emloyment or training? Then the Prince's Trust 12 week TEAM Programme would be great for you!

You get to do team building, a week doing outward bound activities in Cumbria or Derbyshire, fundraising, community projects... Read More »

Tags: Prince's Trust; Training

Beacon Voices shoot a Music Video

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:02 by Catriona Candler

Last week Beacon Voices, the CiC choir, spent 2 days rehearsing, planning and shooting a music video. On Tuesday we practiced the song 'Sing' a lot at Embrace Arts. We also spoke to BBC Radio Leicester and the Leicester Mercury about the video and what we... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Choir, Beacon Voices, Beacon Hill, Beaumanor Hall, Voice

Beacon Athletic Shake the Shirt at Leicester City Game

Posted: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:52 by Sam Harvey

To celebrate the launch of the new Beacon Athletic football team we were given a wonderful day at the King Power Stadium courtesy of Leicester City Football Club.

We were invited to 'Shake the Shirt' before the kick off at the pre-season friendly versus big... Read More »

Tags: Beacon Athletic FC, Trips

Whats On - Summer Holidays

Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:40 by Sam Harvey

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all looking forward to a lovely summer. Please check out the Coming Up Section in Things To Do to see what's going in the holidays.

For the under 14's we have a week long summer scheme from the 19th August. Everyone really enjoyed... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Corporate Parenting, Summer Holidays

Experience Ancient Egypt

Posted: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:39 by Sam Harvey

On Saturday 29th June, 4 young people went to explore Queen's College Cambridge and learn about ancient Egypt. This is what they said-

'Today was a great experience, meeting new people and having a great laugh. I had a great time in the museum and painting... Read More »

Tags: University, Trips


Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:45 by Sam Harvey

A big congratulations to Sam Baker!

He applied and has now been offered a place on the Leicestershire Youth Commission on Police and Crime .

All of Corporate Parenting are really chuffed for him as he did really well on the written application and the telephone... Read More »

Tags: Corporate Parenting, CiCC, meetings, Youth Commission on Police and Crime

APPG - Westminster

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:39 by Catriona Candler

On the 5th of June we went to an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting in Westminster. The purpose of these meetings is to bring young people who are in care, and those with authority together so things that matter to us can be debated and addressed.

This meeting... Read More »

Tags: CiCC, APPG

the Beacon is now live!

Posted: Sat, 25 May 2013 22:30 by Victor Cook

The Beacon website was launched with a bang at our spectacular party held at Loughborough Students Union on 14th May. About 150 children and young people in care, their carers and social workers came along, enjoyed a fun evening together and tried out the... Read More »

Tags: Party, Launch, University, Website

Help Needed for the training of Foster Carers

Posted: Thu, 23 May 2013 14:13 by Sam Harvey


The Foster Carer team are currently looking for young people to help with skill training for Foster Carers.

They would like some young people to come along to a training day and answer questions from foster carers. You can answer about good and bad things.... Read More »

Tags: Foster Carer, Volunteer