Shire Grant success…

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We are really happy to announce that following a Leicestershire County Council Shire Grant application submitted last month… We have heard we were awarded £9000 for our #growlocal & #eatsocial project which we will deliver in Coalville and the surrounding area.

More information to follow…

Mock Interviews -exciting times!

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It was a real pleasure to meet the pupils of King Edward VII College in Coalville on 1 March 2017. Deana and Julia, took part in the ‘mock interview’ day, they saw just how much talent and passion there is in young people, some with clear cut career paths already in place, others taking their time to see what develops! lgi01a201310230300

It was memorable to see “the smiles on the faces of those students who particularly lack confidence and have overcome this as a result of their interviews. Volunteering your time at events such as this makes a colossal difference to the lives of young people. You have widened their horizons, raised their aspirations, improved their confidence and made them smile. Your hard work has literally changed the lives of the young people you interacted with; neither we nor they can possibly thank you enough!”

Alice Wealleans, Senior Leader for Employability

Deana and Julia are in the great position to offer young people the chance to get meaningful community based volunteering opportunities in Coalville. Why not get in touch and see how you can be part of our team of Coalville Heroes!

George Smith Exhibition and Installation

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Thank’s to Arts Council funding and sponsor ship from Mander Cruickshank the George Smith experience in Coalville is game on!! Artists Daina Groza and Rhianne Burgess created an exhibition in the market which is exciting, innovative and thought provoking.  Newbridge School children provided the art work and North West Leicestershire District Council the support. Thanks also to the Coalville Heritage Society and Terri Eynon for the historical information and to all the volunteers that have helped!

The exhibiton starts back in time…Step into George’s shoes and experience his life, then zoom to the present and nominate your own hero or take a leaf out of George’s book and dream, finally, with the future in mind, make a hero pledge, what difference are you going to make?dd

Everyone welcome. Activities for all ages. Feb 17 and 18 th in Coalville Market. Will exend to next week for local school visits.


Yorkshire Trip

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Fabulous day was had on the Coalville reccy to Yorkshire.  With a visit to the Sculpture Park and the National Mining Museum our 16 strong party included primary school children, teenagers, teachers and ex miners. Lots of ideas and favourite sculpture’s. One of the highlights was learning about the pit ponies! The trip down the mine really brought to life the hard work they did! Perhaps we could celebrate them in Coalville by having decoratable life size models like the owl’s in Birmingham? Let us know what you think!

EXHIBITION : George Smith of Coalville – the Children’s Friend

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Hope you can make it to the market in Coalville on Friday or Saturday  (Feb 17th / 18th) to visit the first contemporary art exhibition it has ever hosted!

Newbridge pupils have been working very hard to create an interpretation of the life and times of one of Coalvilles great heroes GEORGE SMITH!.  Come along to find out more. All welcome.  We would love  your feedback and nominations for other Coalville heroes! There ‘s a chance for you to add to the exhibition too!  Bring your kids, bring your grannies,  bring yourselves. See you there!

It’s open between 10 and 4pm




Happy New Year to one and all!

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What a fabulous end we had to 2016. A song, written by students from King Edward Vll College in collaboration with Belvoirdale and Warren Hills Primary Schools and Mount St Bernards Abbey received over 12,000 views and hundreds of positive comments. The four lads, aka Jack’s Jokers, were featured on Hermitage FM and Radio Leicester. The accompanying music video immortalises the song which we hope will be played over and over again for years to come.


Sometimes its nice to say thank you…

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Our first 6 months have been amazing!!!

This is just a thank you to everyone who believed in us in the beginning, who are sharing the journey with us; who we have already met and will meet in 2017. Starting a new business takes a lot of passion, courage and conviction, so a special thanks to our families and friends too! We most certainly couldn’t have done on our own!!

Thank you

Deana & Julia

Directors of The Hero Project CIC







12 Days of Coalville Market Christmas! Win £50 to spend for your entries.

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Ok. Starting on December 1st  your chance to make a song for Coalville but also to win £50 to spend!

Day 1 will be followed by 11 more. Watch as they reveal the full song!  A true Coalville community version will be made and released on Christmas eve!

Get involved . Thanks to James Reader of Front Row Films for the film,  the market traders for the words and Coalville Male Voice Choir for the recording !

Any other suggestions for mad ideas please send them to

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4