Causes and volunteering

We're always keen to roll our sleeves up and get stuck in – all in the name of volunteering. We're even happy to dress up for a good cause!

At CODE, we work hard to make sure that we give back to the community, through fundraising or giving our time.


Throughout the year, we provide our students with the opportunity to donate unwanted clothes and food – making sure that their items benefit others. Some of the charities and good causes we’ve helped include local food banks, women's shelters and Cancer Research.

We also like to support national fundraising activities like Children in Need, Red Nose Day and Christmas Jumper Day, raising money for Save the Children.

Looking after our community

We're also keen to make sure we're looking after our local environment. We regularly arrange litter picks and clean-up activities in the local area, and especially along the river that runs by the side of CODE.

And we like to acknowledge the history of our site. Our grounds used to be home to a shoe factory where Alice Hawkins worked. Alice was a key figure in the suffragette movement, standing up for women’s rights in the workplace and regularly addressing Leicester crowds in her battle to win equality and women's right to vote.