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Find out how you can help Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire through our group page which is live on

Co-operate’s mission is to help people make good things happen in communities.

It’s for people who:

  • care about their community
  • want to join forces to get things done

Co-operate is created with communities, for communities, and is owned by communities.
Here is our group page where you can find out how our group is supporting the community and how you can help us:

Many thanks for helping


A fun way to support us …

gedling lotto

Please support Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire  by buying a Gedling Lotto ticket along with the chance to win the grand prize of £25,000.

Gedling Lotto is a weekly lottery that directly supports local good causes and community initiatives.

It is a fun and effective way for causes to raise much-needed funds in these difficult times. By getting more people on board, they don’t just raise funds, they also raise awareness.

For further information about the Gedling Lotto Community Fund click on the link below.

To go ahead and support Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire, please click on the link below and scroll down to find our page :

Many thanks for your support


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Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.

Support your charitable organisation by starting your shopping at

We hope you will select Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire by clicking on this link :

 Many thanks for your donations


Broxtowe Lotto is  …

broxtowe lotto

One way you can support Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire by buying a Broxtowe Lotto ticket as well as the chance to win up to £25,000.

For more information, please visit our Broxtowe Lotto Page :

The next draw is on Saturday at 8 pm.  With your help, we can continue to bring our programmes to school children in Broxtowe.

Many thanks for your support


Can you help us with Funding…

Life Education Centre’s work is very important in addressing the health issues facing our children and society today. Young people are often surrounded by images and pressures that may encourage them to try both legal and illegal drugs. The work we deliver in schools gives children the knowledge, skills and attitudes to empower them to resist negative peer pressure and to make positive healthy choices.
Our visits are financed through contributions from the schools and often other agencies within their area, e.g. the local Rotary club.
However, even with these generous contributions and support our costs are not fully covered.

If you or your company would like to help you can do so by:

  • making a direct donation
  • hosting a fundraising event.
  • encouraging  your Parish or Town Council to make a contribution towards the cost of the visit to a school in your area.
  • in kind giving – vehicle /electrical maintainance skills , spare parts for classrooms/ resources for classrooms e.g. a new Harold
  • sponsoring a particular activity/ workshop in school, e.g. bCyberwise workshops for anti-bullying week or a whole school visit for a schools health week
  • Sponsoring a school in your area.

For more information on how to help or how to make a donation please contact Bill Banner.

Some words from one of  our volunteers, John Barker:
John Barker“I have been a volunteer driver / coordinator for Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire (LECN) for about 8 years now. As a Rotarian with Newark Castle Rotary Club, we always endeavour to help well deserving causes particularly health and education. Therefore, to have the opportunity to help children make healthy choices throughout their lives is great. The educators who deliver the health education programmes are brilliant with the children providing a real WOW factor in their learning experience. I have always enjoyed driving and I have the opportunity to see the countryside whilst towing the mobile classroom to and from schools in the north of our county and parts of Lincolnshire, and depending on pick-up times have the chance to see the excitement and smiles on the children’s faces as they leave the classroom. I find it really rewarding as do the other drivers I coordinate.”


Want to help by volunteering…

Although our programmes are delivered in schools by highly trained professionals, the Charity has an on-going need for volunteers. The volunteers provide the essential background support necessary to maintain the smooth running of the charity.

Some of the volunteer jobs we need are:

  • Chairman.
  • Project and contract management.
  • Administrative duties: Routine administrative work; Raising awareness of our work; liaising/contacting schools in your locality.
  • Accountancy/budgeting skills: Support for the Treasurer; Preparing fundraising applications; supporting schools in locality to obtain funds through local parish etc.
  • Drivers: The towing of mobile classrooms between schools using one of our Land Rovers.
  • General maintenance: The maintenance of our towing vehicles and mobile classrooms, electrics, health and safety maintenance.
  • Social media participation.
  • Public Relations support.

If you feel able to support us in any way or would like more information about volunteering, please contact Tony Gamble.

Sue Archer.“I have been a volunteer with Life Ed since I retired in 2002. I chose this charity, as we had used the service when I was in school and loved it! I saw how such a wonderful, interactive experience made the children listen and think about their life’s choices. It was amazing! I found the team here to be so helpful and welcoming – I could use my experience and skills to continue to make a difference to the lives of children in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire!”
Sue Archer. Volunteer & Trustee.


Thank you to all the following Rotary clubs who have supported us over the past 21 years:

Vale of Belvoir Rotary | Long Eaton Dawnbreakers Rotary | Trent Bridge Rotary | Beeston Rotary |Keyworth & Ruddington Rotary | Sherwood Sunrisers Rotary |
Newark Rotary | Retford Rotary |
Newark Castle Rotary | Derby Daybreak Rotary | Worksop Rotary | Worksop Dukeries |
Bulwell & Basford Rotary |
Mapperley Rotary |West Bridgford Rotary |
Kirkby Rotary | Nottingham Rotary |

Thank you to all of the following for their support since 2004:

Garfield Weston Trust| Sir John Eastwood Foundation | Thomas Farr Foundation | J N Derbyshire Trust | Jesse Spencer Trust | Charles Littlewood Hill Charity/Lady Hind Trust | Balfour Beattie | Boots plc/Trust | E H Smith Charity Trust | Amanda Lee Trust | The Helen Joan Cope Charity | Co-op Society | Rank Foundation | Nottingham General Dispensary | Mansfield Building Society| RoyalSAL Insurers | Bassetlaw PCT/HLC | Ashfield PCT/HLC  | Notts County DAAT | Nottm City DAAT | Mansfield DC/ Conurbation Substance Misuse | Ashfield Links Forum | Children’s Fund | Gedling BSC | Broxtowe BSC | Rushcliffe BSC | Mansfield BSC/NRF |Newark & Sherwood BSC | Broxtowe PCT | Gedling DC | Broxtowe DC | Rushcliffe BC | Ashfield DC | Hucknall NAT |Mansfield NRF | Ashfield Steering Group | Asda | Ashfield SCP | HSBC |


To find out what teachers and pupils think of our work please view our “School, Teacher and Pupil Evaluation” reports.

  LECN_Evaluation_Report_2014_15.doc (623.0 KiB)
Teacher and pupil evaluation of LECN mobile classroom delivery and programmes 2014-15
  LECN__Evaluation_Report_2013_141.doc (633.5 KiB)
Teacher and pupil evaluation of LECN mobile classroom delivery and programmes. 2013-14

LECN Accounts.

  LECN 2019 Accounts to 31 March 2019 (158.0 KiB)

The following are job descriptions for just a few of the Volunteer roles.

  LEC_Job_Des_Fundraiser.doc (53.0 KiB)

  LEC_Job_Des_Liaison_Officer_Primary_Notts.doc (52.5 KiB)

  LEC_Job_Des_Public_Relations.doc (52.0 KiB)