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Cash collections for Cancer Research UK to be held at 800 Tesco stores

first_img  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cancer Research UK has appealed for volunteers to hold cash collections at over 800 Tesco stores across this UK later this month. It expects to raise £500,000 from the three day campaign which will run from Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October.The Big Tesco Cash Collections Weekend forms part of Cancer Research UK’s charity of the year partnership with Tesco.The charity has appealed for over 7,000 volunteers. They are being asked to commit to a three hour stint e.g. 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm or 3pm-6pm. Advertisement Those selected will receive a detailed volunteer brief in advance of the collection event, along with other communications in the run up to the activity, and a branded T-shirt to wear while volunteering. They will also be given a dedicated Cancer Research UK contact with whom they can discuss any queries they might have on the day.supportus.cancerresearchuk.org/volunteer/Help-at-an-event/General-Collector-The-Big-Tesco-Cash-Collections-Weekend-Nationwide/ About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 1 October 2012 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year Community fundraising corporate Tesco Cash collections for Cancer Research UK to be held at 800 Tesco storeslast_img read more

Deloitte raises over £2.6m in three years for three charities

first_img  243 total views,  5 views today Howard Lake | 15 July 2016 | News Business advisory firm Deloitte has raised over £2.6 million during its three-year partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Prostate Cancer UK and Mind.Of this, £1 million was raised between May and July 2015 by the Deloitte Charity Challenge. The campaign ran from June 2013 to May 2016.Pro bono workDeloitte was awarded a Corporate Engagement Award for its pro bono work as part of the charity partnership. The award recognised the best pro bono work for a charitable, social or ethical cause.Over the last three years, 400 Deloitte people volunteered 29,480 hours of their time to support the three charity partners. 3,754 people engaged with the partners through the firm’s charity networks, while nearly 3,500 participants took part in various fundraising events.The charity partnership programme has been part of the firm’s broader commitment to responsible business over the last year, including initiatives such as Deloitte Access and the Social Innovation Pioneers programme.Society PartnershipsThe firm is developed its charity partnership to include social innovation pioneers. The new ‘Society Partnerships’ programme is working with 26 charities and social enterprises to have an impact on the futures of: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Deloitte raises over £2.6m in three years for three charities Tagged with: charity of the year corporate pro bono Research / statistics  244 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. young peoplethose not in employment or trainingthose who have been out of work due to illness, andthose transitioning between careers.The charity partners will work with all of Deloitte’s UK offices, with one charity aligned to each regional office and five to the firm’s London office. The social enterprises will receive support from across the firm’s regional and London offices in the UK.David Barnes, managing partner for corporate responsibility at Deloitte, said:“We are extremely proud of the transformative and impactful work we have achieved with Alzheimer’s Society, Prostate Cancer UK and Mind throughout our three years together. As well as exceeding our fundraising target for the programme, our people have donated nearly 30,000 hours of their time towards invaluable pro-bono and volunteering projects.”last_img read more

Political stalemate in Italy

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Elections in Italy have ended in stalemate, leading to fears of more instability in the Eurozone.No party managed to secure majorities in both houses of parliament, meaning there’s a possibility of a hung parliament.The result’s already had a negative impact on markets in the US and Japan. News Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Pinterest Political stalemate in Italy By News Highland – February 26, 2013 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMan forced bus with 49 elderly passengers into fieldNext articleNew lines of enquiry in Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe murder investigation News Highland Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Is THIS goal by Essien against Barcelona the best in the UCL’s history? [VIDEO]

first_imgTake a look at the stunning strike by Essien below The Goat 💙💙💙💙— Dummkopf (@Fudbale56204289) February 28, 2020 The infamous Champions League semi-final match between Chelsea and Barcelona on May 6, 2009 will live long in the memory for a number of reasons.The most discussed is certainly referee Tom Henning Øvrebø’s officiating in a highly competitive game and the reaction of Chelsea players after the final whistle.The controversy from the game possibly unfairly overshadowed one of the competition’s best ever moments; Michael Essien’s stunning opener.The tie level at 0-0 from the first leg at the Camp Nou as Chelsea welcomed Barca to Stamford Bridge in a tasty second leg.With the match very much in the balance, it was not much of a surprise when Chelsea took a ninth-minute lead.What took everyone by surprise was the manner in which the goal was scored.A ball forward from Ashley Cole on the left found Frank Lampard on the edge of the Chelsea box.Lampard’s attempted cross was deflected and looped up into the air, falling on Essien’s left foot as he struck it on the volley.The ball whizzed through the air and nestled itself in the back of the net via the underside of the bar and the ground.Essien was not a stranger to great strikes prior to that goal – with his piledriver against Arsenal – just one of his famous efforts.However, even he would have been amazed by how sweetly he caught it, particularly on his weaker foot.Barcelona eventually found an equaliser with Iniesta’s 90th-minute winner taking the Catalan club to the final.But the best goal that night was still Essien and the goal was even nominated for that year’s Puskas Award (FIFA’s Best Goal award), losing out to Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40-yard thunderbolt against Porto.But is it the best goal ever scored in the Champions League?Here are some of the reactions to the goallast_img read more

LADIES GAA: DONEGAL MINOR LADIES SAY ‘THANK YOU’

first_imgGerard Holmes of Holmes Buses presenting Hugh Donnelly (Manager), Emer Gallagher and Claire Brady (players) with training jerseys.The Donegal Minor Ladies Management would like to thank a number of people for their hard work and dedication throughout the 2012 season.
To the parents / guardians of the girls, I am indebted to you for the consistent support and encouragement and for your unselfish dedication and time travelling the length and breadth of the county.
To the clubs, for your understanding and support throught out the year, and for the clubs who kindly offered and donated their club grounds for training and games. Thank you.
To my backroom team, Mo and Kelly, for the help, time, effort and sacrifices you’ve made throughout the year, I am greatly indebted.To our sponsors, Brian Mc Cormick and Gerard Holmes, thank you for your generosity and investment.To the help received from Kenny and Sinead, along with Michael and Hugh my thanks also. Finally to the panel of girls who have committed all year, again the sacrifices you’ve made and dedication shown has been greatly appreciated.LADIES GAA: DONEGAL MINOR LADIES SAY ‘THANK YOU’ was last modified: August 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Emer Gallagher and Claire Brady (players) with training jerseys.Gerard Holmes of Holmes Buses presenting Hugh Donnelly (Manager)last_img read more

New names for Cape Town footbridges

first_img26 June 2015Cape Town’s Naming Committee has recommended names for seven footbridges crossing Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Rhodes Drive to the mayor for decision.Tuan Guru, Ingrid Jonker, |a!kunta, Dawid Kruiper, Father John Oliver, Taliep Petersen and Father Basil van Rensburg are the names on the short list, released on 23 June, following a public participation process.The chairperson of the committee, Brett Herron, said the naming of these footbridges was an opportunity to commemorate these people and events that influenced the character and culture of Cape Town.“The naming of public spaces, bridges and roads, among others, is pivotal in building a shared community across different cultural, social and economic groups,” he said. “We want to create a city where residents feel acknowledged, heard and valued and this is why we have invested so much time and effort in the public participation processes.”Leaving a legacy|a!kunta, or Klaas Stoffel, was the first contributor to the Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd Archive of /xam and !kun texts. Working with Bleek and Lloyd, he contributed some narratives and a large number of words and sentences to the archive to help preserve the traditional language.Guru, or Imam Abdullah Ibn Qadhu Abdus Salaam, a prince from Tidore in the Trinate Islands and a descendant of the Sultan of Morocco, is regarded as the father of Islam in South Africa. In 1780, the Dutch invaders banished him to the Cape, where he was imprisoned on Robben Island for 12 years until 1792. While incarcerated, he wrote several copies of the Holy Qur’an from memory, possibly the first Qur’an in South Africa.Jonker was an iconic Afrikaans poet who committed suicide by drowning at the age of 31 in Sea Point. Her poems, written in her mother tongue, have been translated into other languages. Nelson Mandela read Jonker’s poem Die Kind (The Child) in full during his inaugural State of the Nation address to Parliament in May 1994.In commenting on the poem, he said: “In this glorious vision, she instructs that our endeavours must be about the liberation of the woman, the emancipation of the man and the liberty of the child”. Of Jonker herself, Mandela said: “She was both a poet and a South African. She was both an Afrikaner and an African. She was both an artist and a human being. In the midst of despair, she celebrated hope. Confronted by death, she asserted the beauty of life.”Kruiper was a traditional healer and leader of the Khomani San in the Kalahari. He spoke for the rights of indigenous people to the United Nations in 1994, and was instrumental in the successful land claim for the San in South Africa, culminating in the restoration of 40 000 hectares of land in 1999.Father John was an Anglican priest from District Six who died in 2013. He founded the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative. As a community leader, he worked to bring about unity. “Father Oliver was one of the city’s distinguished religious leaders who used the gospel to mediate wherever divisions existed in different communities,” said Mayor Patricia de Lille following his death.“He played an instrumental role uniting religious leaders in the city and province through the formation of the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum.”Petersen was a singer, composer and director of a number of popular musicals. He worked with David Kramer, with whom he won the Laurence Olivier Award, the highest honour in British theatre.“With Kramer focusing on lyrics and Petersen on melodies, they fused their respective unfinished Cape Town-inspired projects to create District Six: The Musical, an acclaimed meditation on the history of the region’s black culture,” writes music website, All Music. “The production was a hit, and a series of like-minded musicals followed, among themFairyland, Crooners and Klop Klop. Petersen and Kramer’s biggest international success was 1998’s Kat and the Kings, the first Cape Town musical performed on London’s West End and New York’s Broadway. It was nominated for a Tony Award and earned the 1999 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.”Father Basil was a Catholic priest who gained international recognition for his fight against the forced removals in District Six. He mobilised public opinion against the mass removals, writing to newspapers and holding public meetings. During apartheid, a “Friends of District Six organisation was set up, attracting international media interest, much to the government’s embarrassment and annoyance”, wrote UK newspaper, The Guardian.The processThe seven names have been recommended to De Lille for approval and, if supported, they will be recommended to the city council for a final decision.According to the city, the recommendation follows an initial public participation process conducted in November 2013 and February 2014, during which the public was asked to propose names. More than 2 000 name proposals were received.These were whittled down to 638 and the final seven were recommended for the concluding round of public participation, which ended last month.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

National Australia Bank ‘Schools First’ Funding

first_imgYou will have heard the phrase, “it takes a village to raise a child”. The sentiment behind this proverb is at the heart of an exciting new initiative, Schools First.Schools First is an awards scheme designed to encourage and recognise excellence in school-community partnerships. With a prize pool of $5 million every year for three years, Schools First will provide capacity building financial rewards for outstanding school-community partnerships.There will be two types of awards – Impact Awards and Seed Funding Awards. Schools are in the running to win one of 68 impact awards of the value of $50,000 each. Each State winner will receive an additional $50,000 taking their total to $100,000 and be in the running for the national award. The national winner will receive $500,000 to $1M for a truly exceptional partnership.Twenty (20) seed funding awards of $25,000 each will be available to schools across Australia. Seed funding is available to schools yet to establish a partnership or are in the early stages of their partnership.A community partnership – what’s in it for schools?By partnering with community groups, schools can:share resources access expertise create exciting opportunities to enhance student learning When schools and community groups join together, students are more engaged, teachers can be better supported and education outcomes improved.A school partnership – what’s in it for community organisations?By partnering with schools, not only can students benefit, community organisations can grow and strengthen their business through:increased participation in organisation activities strengthened industry pathways for workforce development engaged staff staff development positive brand recognition across stakeholders increased membership increased promotion of other programs/services With a robust research base, Schools First has designed a number of resources to support the development and strengthening of school-community partnerships. From March – June 2009 a national series of workshops will be presented to inform, inspire and equip schools and their current or potential partners to improve student outcomes and apply for a Schools First award.To get involved:Attend a Schools First Workshop. Log onto www.schoolsfirst.edu.au/rsvp/ to register for the workshop. More information can be found at www.schoolsfirst.edu.au  or call 1800 649141.Register for regular updates. Log onto http://www.schoolsfirst.edu.au/pages/Register.html Related Filesschools_first_workshop_dates_and_locations_-_national-doclast_img read more