Seven more corporate fundraising partnerships for March 2018

first_img Tagged with: corporate 3. B&Q & ShelterB&Q has marked a year of its partnership with Shelter with colleagues participating in a national fundraising campaign. Colleagues in stores took part in step challenges that replicated Shelter’s tower running event, Vertical Rush, which takes place at Tower 42 in London annually. B&Q also funds Shelter’s team of specialist DIY advisers who provide practical help to those settling into a new home following a period of homelessness, as well as supporting others to stay in their current home by making essential home improvements. To date B&Q support has helped 240 families. Main image: CLIC Sargent  173 total views,  1 views today  174 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 Melanie May | 21 March 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 6. J D Wetherspoon & CLIC SargentJ D Wetherspoon has now raised £15m for CLIC Sargent. The milestone means fundraisers at J D Wetherspoon pubs across the country have raised the equivalent of £1 million each year since the partnership began in 2002. J D Wetherspoon is CLIC Sargent’s longest-standing corporate partner. The partnership was formed when the pub chain’s founder, Tim Martin, found himself sat opposite the charity’s then chief executive David Ellis on a train journey. The chance meeting led to the agreement of a fundraising partnership with an initial target of £500,000.Image: Geraldine Burns, Joanna Hancock (CLIC Sargent), Fiona McCann, Kate Burns, Allison Rice, Gareth McEllduff, John Hutson (Wetherspoon Director), Sharon Reid. 4. Leeds Building Society & SamaritansSamaritans is partnering with Leeds Building Society, which is aiming to raise £250,000 to help the charity support more people by futureproofjng its services and boosting capacity. Leeds Building Society colleagues and a panel of its members will be given the chance to choose how the funds raised are spent by voting for one of two projects, to be announced later this year. The first will see new technology introduced allowing volunteers to move more easily between phone, email, text and chat responses. The second will fund volunteer recruitment to help meet demand. 7. Truckman & RNLITruckman has introduced a new scheme to support UK charities, which has already helped RNLI. The West Midlands-based company has provided the RNLI’s Criccieth Lifeboat station in North Wales with one of its Truckman Utility hardtops, which will be used as a support vehicle for rescue operations. Using Truckman’s scheme, the RNLI was able to save on the cost price of the hardtop. In addition to hardtops, the scheme also allows registered UK charities to receive a discount on a range of Truckman products, including everything from tow-bars to personalised car mats.center_img Advertisement 2. QVC & Breast Cancer CareBreast Cancer Care’s fundraising partnership with QVC raised £340,000 in 2017. Over £6.4 million has now been raised during QVC UK’s 18-year partnership with Breast Cancer Care. QVC UK employees donated £32,829.17 to the charity with employees taking part in a range of activities from cake baking, raffles and tombolas to fancy dress days in the office. QVC UK was also able to reach its £340,000 fundraising total through customer donations and creating a bespoke Breast Cancer Care product range. 1. EDF Energy Doxford & Breast Cancer NowEmployees at EDF Energy Doxford have raised over £1,300 in a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Now, the company’s official charity partner, through a range of fun-filled activities. Employees got into the charitable spirit by hosting quizzes, cake sales, raffles and a tombola, to raise a total of £1,324.10 to help fund the charity’s life-saving breast cancer research. The company-wide partnership with Breast Cancer Now began in 2016, and EDF Energy has pledged to raise a total of £450,000 over the course of the three-year partnership. Here are seven more companies supporting charities through a range of activities, including raising funds through bake sales, tombolas and challenge events, volunteering, and offering services such as B&Q’s support for people settling into new homes after being homeless. 5. Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks & Hospice UKSince February 2008 when Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks announced a new fundraising partnership with Hospice UK, over £6 million has now been raised by the banks’ employees and customers with 124 local hospices directly benefitting over the last 10 years. Hospices have also benefitted from over 40,000 volunteer hours while almost 400 staff have completed three separate marathon hikes, with 60 scaling Ben Nevis and 29 cycling from Workington to Whitby in 2013. In 2017 an auction of new Clydesdale Bank £10 notes featuring Robert Burn also raised £50,000.Image: CYBG CEO David Duffy by Peter Devlin Seven more corporate fundraising partnerships for March 2018 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

BREAKING: Gardai conducting enquires after Limerick boy (4) dies after sustaining…

first_imgPrint GARDAÍ are conducting enquiries into the death of a four-year old boy who had sustained injuries to his head at a house in Limerick last weekend.Gardai have confirmed the boy was pronounced dead in hospital in Dublin earlier today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Gardaí at Roxboro Road, Limerick, are investigating all the circumstances surrounding an incident where a male child (4 years) suffered fatal injuries at a house in Rathbane, Limerick on Saturday, 13th March 2021,” a garda spokeswoman said this afternoon.“The boy passed away at Children’s Hospital Ireland at Temple Street earlier today, Tuesday 16th March 2021.”Gardai added that “a postmortem will be carried out at a later date which will determine the course of the investigation”.The spokeswoman said “investigating Gardaí maintain an open mind in this investigation”.“An Garda Síochána is not providing any further information at this time,” she added.The boy had been initially rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick, and then transferred to Cork University Hospital, and he was later taken to Temple Street Children’s Hospital after his condition worsened.A garda statement released on Monday said that the boy “sustained serious life threatening injuries” at a house in Rathbane an area on the south of Limerick city.An informed source said the boy had suffered “a significant head injury”. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsBREAKING: Gardai conducting enquires after Limerick boy (4) dies after sustaining “significant head injury”By David Raleigh – March 16, 2021 6723 Email Facebookcenter_img Previous articleOn This Day: U21 Footballers push Kerry all the way in 2016 and more!Next articleLimerick City and County Council welcomes conviction for illegal dumping David Raleigh WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Siptu to host public meeting on health in Letterkenny

first_img Google+ Siptu to host public meeting on health in Letterkenny WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Google+ Facebookcenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – April 23, 2012 The future of Letterkenny General Hospital and the health service in Donegal is the subject of a public meeting being hosted by Siptu in the Mount Errigal Hotel this evening.The union says cutbacks in the hospital’s funding and the outsourcing of some services including the shop are causes for concern, as is the moratorium on recruitment.Health sector spokesperson Declan Ferry says tonight’s meeting, part of a national series of public rallies is intended to build up a picture of how HSE staff and members of the public want to shape health service provision in the county……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/siptu1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Newsx Adverts Previous articleMc Conalogue urges parents not to use loan sharks for First Communion billsNext articleFears for the future of services at Cregg House in Sligo News Highland Facebook WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today last_img read more

BYU Football Visits South Florida Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAMPA, Fla.-Saturday, BYU football (2-3) on the season, following a bye, returns to action against South Florida (2-3, 1-1 in American Athletic Conference play).The Cougars’ last game saw them fall 28-21 at Toledo of the Mid-American Conference.The Cougars are currently ranked 106th nationally in scoring offense (22.2 points per game).With sophomore signal-caller Zach Wilson (108-175, 1,312 yards, 6 TD’s/5 INT’s) injured for this game, BYU will turn to freshman quarterback Jalen Hall, a product of Spanish Fork’s Maple Mountain High School.In spot duty this season, Hall has completed 4 of 7 passes for 58 yards.The Cougars’ running game is currently bolstered by senior tailback Emmanuel Eskupa (30 car, 141 yards, 2 TD’s) who filled in after graduate transfer Ty’Son Williams (49 car, 264 yards, 3 TD’s) was lost for the season.Symmetrically each averaging 14.1 yards per reception on the season for the Cougars are senior receivers Aleva Hifo (20 rec, 283 yards, 2 TD’s), and Micah Simon (19 rec, 267 yards) and junior tight end Matt Bushman (18 rec, 253 yards, TD).Freshman kicker/punter Jake Oldroyd has made 10 of 13 field goals on the season and 7 of 8 PAT attempts for the Cougars.Defensively, the Cougars are tied with South Alabama, ranking 102nd nationally in giving up 31.2 points per game.Freshman linebacker Payton Wilgar has two interceptions on the season to pace the Cougars. Senior defensive back Dayan Ghanwoloku has an interception as well and leads BYU with 25 unassisted tackles.The South Florida Bulls come into Saturday’s game having won two of their last 3 games. These wins include a 55-16 rout of FCS foe South Carolina State and a 48-22 win over Connecticut last Saturday. The sole loss in this span for the Bulls came at the hands of Southern Methodist (21-48).The Bulls are tied for 86th nationally in scoring offense with Ohio at 26.8 points per game.South Florida has been blessed by the skills of redshirt freshman signal-caller Jordan McCloud (42-75, 552 yards, 7 TD’s/4 INT’s) this season. Senior Blake Barnett (40-77, 434 yards, 4 TD’s/2 INT’s) has also done well when called upon.McCloud has also run for 144 yards and three scores on the season while the Bulls’ top tailback is senior Jordan Cronkite (53 car, 225 yards, 4.2 yards per carry).In the receiving department, South Florida is paced by senior tight end Mitchell Wilcox (10 rec, 178 yards, 3 TD’s), sophomore tailback/receiver Johnny Ford (13 rec, 149 yards, 2 TD’s) and sophomore receiver Bryce Miller (10 rec, 128 yards, 3 TD’s).Defensively, the Bulls rank 93rd nationally in scoring defense, tied with Minnesota and Nebraska, with 29.8 points surrendered per contest.They are tied for 39th nationally in sacks with 13. Graduate students linebacker Patrick Macon and defensive end Greg Reaves have two sacks apiece to pace the Bulls.South Florida has six interceptions on the season, with one apiece from sophomore defensive back Nick Roberts, graduate student defensive back Devin Studstill, junior defensive back KJ Sails, sophomore defensive back Vincent Davis, junior defensive back Brock Nichols and redshirt defensive lineman Stacy Kirby.This is the first meeting in history between the Cougars and Bulls on the gridiron. Written by October 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Visits South Florida Saturday Tags: BYU Football/South Florida Football Brad Jameslast_img read more

Nussle celebrates 2 years of leadership at CUNA

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr On his second anniversary of joining CUNA as president/CEO, Jim Nussle says one of the biggest highlights of his tenure is meeting credit union advocates–working with them and working for them.In a video interview with Credit Union Magazine, Nussle also outlines his top 5 priorities as well as insight into his leadership philosophy.“On behalf of the CUNA board, I would like to express sincere gratitude to Jim for agreeing to lead our organization two years ago,” said Rod Staatz, CUNA board chair and president/CEO of SECU, Linthicum, Md. “He very quickly learned the ‘credit union way’ and now, working with leagues, aggressively leads a fierce 360-degree advocacy effort on behalf of credit unions nationwide. continue reading »last_img read more

Budget Briefing: Government that Works – Innovation and Efficiency

first_imgRead more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Budget News,  Government That Works,  Press Release Governor Wolf remains committed to improving efficiencies, streamlining government operations, and reducing costs. He continues to change the way business is conducted to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely, redundancies are eliminated, and customer interactions at all levels are improved.Just last week, Governor Wolf gave an update on these improvements, announcing produced savings for both the current and future state budgets. The Wolf Administration is on track to save $150 million in the current fiscal year. To date, GO-TIME has identified nearly 250 initiatives by state agencies to modernize government operations by increasing efficiency, improving technology, and identifying opportunities for agencies to collaborate and share resources. These initiatives will provide benefits including savings, reduced processing times, increased convenience, better customer service, and maximizing existing resources.Last year, Governor Wolf’s administration implemented many reforms that generated substantial taxpayer savings and increased service effectiveness, including: eliminating the SNAP asset test, reducing the food stamp error rate, helping more TANF families find employment, lowering insurance rates by more than $80 million, and reducing the prison population the largest amount in 40 years.The 2016-17 Budget will again focus on creating a government that works effectively through innovation and increased efficiencies to ensure that taxpayer dollars are wisely spent.Reducing Redundancy and Improving OperationsThis budget includes the merger of the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole and the relocation of the eHealth Partnership Authority to within the Department of Human Services. These steps continue the work Governor Wolf has taken throughout the course of the last year to ensure that the commonwealth truly is a government that works.Ensuring Taxpayers are Only Paying for SuccessThe 2016-2017 budget increases the use of Pay for Success performance contracts, which provide an innovative strategy to finance proven programs through public-private partnerships on a straightforward proposition. The Wolf Administration will work with private sector partners to address the employment needs of individuals with criminal convictions to make them less likely to return to the corrections system and more likely to build a foundation for a stable, productive life. Additionally, the administration will engage youth advocate partners to provide intensive support to juvenile offenders and their families in their homes, schools, and communities to provide resources, skill development and educational and vocational work.Taxpayers will only pay for services that get results and save money in the long run. Payments are tied to the achievement of specific, pre-established performance goals that are set forth in the contract, and only occur after rigorous evaluation.Making Pensions Improvements Beyond Act 120The 2016-17 year will mark the end of steep increases in state and local school district contributions to pay unfunded future pension obligations. State General Fund costs will increase by nearly $500 million before beginning to level off in future years. While the General Assembly debates further changes to benefit plans, several administrative and financial management initiatives can reduce future obligations, includingConsolidating investment management operations among the funds that manage short- and long-term investment assetsReducing fees for investment management servicesEstablishing a restricted receipt account to ensure full funding of future pension obligations February 09, 2016 Budget Briefing: Government that Works – Innovation and Efficiency SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Radical changes needed to investors’ business models: State Street

first_imgAround two-thirds (66%) of those surveyed said it was becoming more challenging to achieve growth in the current market environment. European respondents were most concerned about regulations governing liquidity risk: some 40% ranked it as one of their top three threats to growth.State Street said to meet this “profound, secular change”, institutional investors needed to adapt to “compete at scale, align technology with ambition, and cultivate the power of asset intelligence”. State Street described asset intelligence as a combination of digitised operating models, new data expertise, and analytical insights to deliver on firms’ investment objectives and risk management needs.“The transformation hitting the investment industry is endangering incumbents’ existing business models and threatening the industry’s future growth potential,” the research paper said. “The industry response must be a radical one. Incumbents should be prepared to reshape their business models if they want to compete a decade from now.”The study found that asset managers were under pressure to respond to investor demands for more global diversification and better pricing. More than 80% of industry respondents said asset managers would need wide-ranging investment and distribution capabilities to meet investors’ demands. State Street reported that 61% were actively broadening their offerings.Some 71% of asset managers expected more consolidation of smaller pension funds over the next five years, while 76% said the rise of passive management will drive more active managers to consolidate.Asset managers also felt they needed to expand distribution and reduce fees over the next five years to attract investors.A quarter of asset owners and insurers surveyed said they would make their biggest portfolio allocation increase to emerging market equities over the next five years. For real estate this figure was 15%, and 15% said this would be the case for infrastructure assets.For pension funds faced with demographic shifts, funding pressures, and challenges meeting aggressive return targets, the right technology and talent strategies would be crucial to success over the next five years, the report said. Institutional investors should be prepared to make radical changes to their business models if they are to remain competitive amid volatile markets and gloomy long-term growth prospects, according to a new study by State Street.“[Investors] should be prepared to reshape their business models if they want to compete a decade from now.”The survey of 507 global asset managers and asset owners found that a majority of institutional investors did not believe they had the right strategy, operating model or technological infrastructure in place to deal with the challenges posed by an uncertain economic and investment outlook, tightening regulation, and more sophisticated investor demand.“This is especially alarming as the research reveals investors plan to move towards increasingly complex portfolios in their search for better risk-adjusted return,” State Street said in the report, A New Climate for Growth.last_img read more

Tanzania edges Rwanda, Burundi score 10 in women’s CECAFA

first_imgBurundi and Kenya opened with convincing results at the weekend. A hat-trick by Djazilla Uwimeza led Burundi to an emphatic victory on the opening day.Earlier, CECAFA hailed Uganda for hosting the inaugural event.“Its our first championship and its being monitored closely by both CAF and FIFA” said Nicholas Musonye, secretary general of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA).“I thank FUFA president Moses Magogo for honouring his pledge to hold this tournament. He made the pledge in Ethiopia at our last congress last year” Musonye said. GROUP A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, ZanzibarGROUP B: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda Tanzania beat Rwanda 3-2 courtesy of a late winner by Asha Rashid as the CECAFA women championship being hosted by Uganda entered day two on Monday.East and central Africa football took a strong step forward at the weekend when the inaugural CECAFA women’s tournament kicked off at Njeru in Jinja. Action on day 2 of the women’s CECAFA football tournament in Jinja as Tanzania (blue) edged Rwanda 3-2 on Monday. PHOTOS FUFA MEDIACECAFA WOMEN football results:Zanzibar 1 Burundi 10Uganda 0 Kenya  4Rwanda 2 Tanzania 3TuesdayKenya v Burundi – 2 p.mUganda v Zanzibar – 4 p.m “We intend to host the CECAFA U-17 Boys and CECAFA Women’s tournaments soon so that the best of the FUFA Juniors League and the FUFA Women Elite League are put to international test. We intend to register the Women National football team in CAF and FIFA competitions in 2017,” Magogo said last year.The 10 day tournament will feature Kenya, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.The tournament was launched on August 29 2016 at Uganda’s football headquarters at FUFA House, Mengo in Kampala. FUFA president Magogo outlined plans to raise the level of Uganda’s women on the football map.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

The rise of Denis Masinde Onyango

first_imgThe Independent reflects on his journey to being Africa’s best footballerDenis Masinde Onyango was on Jan.5 crowned the Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Player of the Year – Based in Africa.Uganda’s talismanic shot-stopper made history as the first goalkeeper ever to win CAF’s topmost honour; a prestigious individual award nobody else in Uganda has ever got.The continental recognition smoothly rounded off an outstanding season in all of his 14 years in topflight football.In a post to his Facebook page on Jan.10, the 31-year-old Onyango dubbed 2016 as a year to remember in his football career. He likened himself to his age mate Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s best footballer, who, like him, had won just about everything there was to win in 2016.The two featured at the FIFA Club World Cup – the first time any Ugandan and East African was appearing at the competition – even if they did not play against each other. Ronaldo’s Real Madrid won the tournament, picking up one more accolade alongside the European Champions League, the European Championship, and the UEFA Super Cup he had already bagged. Ronaldo went on to win the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Player of the Year Award ahead of his fierce rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona.With his irrepressible Mamelodi Sundowns, Onyango won the CAF African Champions League, the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL), the knockout Domestic Cup, and was crowned the PSL Goalkeeper of the Year.What is more, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics named him among the best 10 goalkeepers in the world, ahead of the likes of Petr Cech of Arsenal, East Africa’s most beloved team in the world’s most lucrative English Premier League. On Jan.10, Parliament honoured Onyango for his outstanding accomplishment, recognising it as testimony to relentless hard work, discipline, determination, humility and focus. His achievement, the House noted, will be a great motivation to young men and women who dream of careers in football, or other fields for that matter.“Denis is number one in Uganda, East Africa and Africa. Think about it. Every player in East Africa must be proud of him because he shines a spotlight on the entire region. His inspiration is not limited to Uganda anymore,” noted Phillip Ssozi, a legend of Ugandan football and an icon at Sports Club Villa; Onyango’s boyhood club.Onyango’s rise to continental stardom has not been without hiccups. Twice in his career – at the beginning and at the ascent to its current peak – the 1.85 metre tall keeper started out on the periphery in spite of his skill and height; a test that has often crushed many talents with immense potential.He, however, managed to pull through on account of his character and unwavering reassurance from his coaches; particularly Milutin Sredojević aka Micho, Uganda’s national coach. Onyango duly acknowledged Micho’s contribution when he bagged the continental gong, saying he has always been a father to him since he started his professional career.Sredojević, or Micho as he is commonly known, recruited Onyango to SC Villa, which he was coaching, in 2002. Two years later he backed him against a career crushing gaffe when, during an Under-23 Olympic qualifier game, a light back pass to him rolled beneath his foot into goal.“Everyone in Nakivubo cursed and hurled insults at him. We even told him not to return to our goal again but Micho and Giringi (Lukwago, the goalkeeping coach) just told him he should not bog himself down with it, such things happen in football,” said Meddie Sembajja, the secretary of SC Villa Fans Club.A year later, Micho, who had since moved to Ethiopia’s St George SA, lured his protégé to Addis Ababa, kick-starting his professional career.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

FAU Provides Accurate Coronavirus Data

first_imgFAU COVID-19 Tracker here. Over 20 more deaths in South Florida are blamed on the coronavirus but some of those deaths may have been from as far back as May and are just being reported now.The Florida Department of Health yesterday announced 16 deaths in Miami-Dade County, three in Palm Beach County and two in Broward County.Statewide, 77 deaths were announced yesterday and almost 89-hundred new cases. But are these numbers really representative of what’s going on in with the coronavirus in Florida?For the most up-to-date numbers on COVID-19 in Florida, the FAU Tracker is a reliable resource for monitoring key metrics related to coronavirus in Florida and select South Florida counties. This tracker includes publicly available data provided by the state of Florida. The tracker arranges the figures in a format to give the clearest picture of the coronavirus pandemic in the Sunshine State. There are three key metrics for monitoring: testing, hospitalizations, and deaths.last_img read more