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Delaware sports betting revenue up again in October

first_img20th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Sports betting Delaware sports betting revenue up again in October Topics: Finance Sports betting Revenue of $1.5m (£1.1m/€1.3m) was the highest since January of this year, before the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic hit the sector, and was by far the best performance since retail sportsbooks resumed operations in July. It also represented a 66.8% month-over-month improvement. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Players staked $8.9m in the four weeks to October 25, down 7.3% from $9.6m in the same month in 2019, but an increase of 22.0% on September this year‘s $7.3m handle. Delaware’s sports betting market posted its second highest revenue figures of the year to date in October, though this represented an 11.7% year-on-year decline.center_img Regions: Delaware Consumers in Delaware won a total of $7.2m from sports wagering during the month, placing 171,936 bets in the process. Delaware Park remained the market leader in October by reporting $829,438 in sports betting revenue, which was more than half of total monthly revenue in the state and almost double the $425,002 it generated in September. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Addresslast_img read more

Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgTrans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTrans-Nationwide Express Plc is a transport and logistics company in Nigeria offering services for domestic and international express delivery, haulage, freight and other ancillary transportation and storage services. Logistic services include warehousing, e-commerce, air/sea freight and removals/packaging services. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc also offers a mailroom management service and courier services as well as specialised courier services for diagnostic biological samples and clinical trial supplies. Established in 1984 and formerly known as TNT Skypak Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Trans-Nationwide Express Plc in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the market crash. I’d buy this growth stock with my new ISA allowance

first_img Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended ASOS. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The coronavirus has hit retailing hard, but a quick scan of fast-fashion giant Boohoo‘s (LSE: BOO) latest results goes some way to explaining why I’d have no issue buying the stock with my new ISA allowance in this market crash.Profits jumpRevenue jumped by 44% to £1.24bn over the year to the end of February with growth recorded in all of the company’s geographies. Indeed, the fact that overseas sales now account for 45% of revenue gives some indication of how quickly Boo’s international footprint is expanding.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Broken down, sales at its eponymous brand and the increasingly popular PrettyLittleThing both rose 38%. The number of active customers rose 28% and 26% respectively.Although still a much smaller part of the business, revenue at Nasty Gal more than doubled. For me, this is further evidence of just how adept the £3bn-cap is at acquiring and developing other brands.If you suspect all this would feed down to a superb bottom line, you’d be right. Despite a reduction in margins as a result of investing in its brands, the AIM-listed star still managed to deliver a stonking 54% rise in pre-tax profit to £92.2m. What market crash?As superb as today’s numbers are, investors are likely far more interested in how the company has been performing during the market crash. On this front, it doesn’t sound like there’s too much to worry about. Trading from the middle of March had been “mixed,” with a “marked decrease in year-on-year growth” recorded. Nevertheless, Boo went on to say that things have started to improve in April. I doubt many in the sector could say the same.While some may be alarmed by the decision to refrain from providing guidance on the current financial year, Boo sought to assuage these concerns by saying it had already stress-tested the business. Even with a drop in demand for clothing, the star perfotmer concluded it was “comfortable” its strong finances and relatively low costs should get it through. I’ve no doubt about this. At a time when many companies are desperately trying to shore up their balance sheets, Boohoo’s looks solid as a rock. The firm had net cash of almost £241m at the end of February. This was £50m more than at the same point last year. Other attractionsBoohoo should emerge from the coronavirus crisis relatively unscathed but there are other many other attractions to the stock.For one, Boohoo still has lots of room to grow. The recent acquisitions of MissPap, Karen Millen and Coast bode well for the future and should solidify its status as a multi-brand empire.Second, Boo’s online-only business model gives it far more flexibility compared to the traditional bricks and mortar retailer. The automation of its distribution centres should also ensure it remains a highly efficient business.Third, few companies appear to have a better grasp of the power of social media (and social proof) than Boohoo. Its ongoing strategy of hiring celebrities to advertise its clothes should continue to be a powerful ingredient of its rapid expansion.All told, I’d have no issue adding this company to my ISA portfolio if I was looking for quality growth stocks to hold for years to come. See all posts by Paul Summers Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Paul Summers | Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 | More on: BOO center_img Forget the market crash. I’d buy this growth stock with my new ISA allowance Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

5% dividend yields! 2 UK income shares I’d buy in an ISA and hold until 2030

first_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Saturday, 23rd January, 2021 | More on: PRSR TRIG Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 5% dividend yields! 2 UK income shares I’d buy in an ISA and hold until 2030 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I don’t care that the outlook for the global economy remains fraught with danger. The threat posed by Covid-19, Brexit and renewed trade wars won’t stop me from investing. This is because there are stacks of UK shares that I think could deliver big dividends in 2021 regardless of broader economic conditions.Here are two dividend stocks I’m thinking of adding to my own Stocks and Shares ISA today. I think they’ll dish out appealing shareholder returns for years to come:5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1: The green machineI see The Renewables Infrastructure Group’s (LSE: TRIG) as an ideal big yielder for these worrying times. This UK share owns and operates dozens of wind and solar farms (and one battery storage asset), all across Europe.The business of energy generation goes on during economic upturns and downturns, giving TRIG (as it’s known) the sort of robust earnings visibility that’s essential for those seeking dividends year after year. But this isn’t the only trick up this energy giant’s sleeve, of course. Low- and zero-carbon energy in particular will remain in high demand in the 2030s and beyond.The European Commission, for example, plans to source 32% of all its energy needs from renewable sources by the end of the decade. This is up from 20% today. This offers companies like TRIG good growth opportunities in the years ahead.At current prices this UK share offers up a 5.2% forward dividend yield. This is a stock I expect to deliver such shareholder payouts long into the future.#2: Another top UK share for uncertain timesLike energy consumption, our need to keep a roof over our heads remains constant, whether or not economic conditions are worsening. So I think this makes The PRS REIT (LSE: PRSR) another dividend stock for defensively-minded investors like me.It invests in new-build family homes in the private rental sector (hence PRS). The shortage of available rented homes in Britain is colossal, and this is driving tenant costs higher and higher. However, the supply/demand imbalance in the family house segment is colossal. It’s why PRS REIT said that the number of applicants on its reservation list for completed homes remained “high” at the end of 2020.The property colossus is making the most of this opportunity by ramping up homes production. It completed on 3,163 homes as of the end of December, up 529 from six months earlier. And PRS REIT has been active on the acquisition trail to add to its portfolio too. Last month it paid £19m to pick up 123 homes in Greater Manchester from BlackRock Real Assets.One final reason why I like PRS REIT: under real estate investment trust rules this UK share must distribute 90% of annual profits to its shareholders by way of dividends. This reinforces my belief that the business will dole out big investor payouts for years to come, as long as it continues to do well. In the meantime share pickers like me can enjoy a 5.2% dividend yield for the current financial year. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Six Nations: France v Scotland postponed

first_imgIt has been suggested that it could be played on 6-7 March – currently a tournament fallow weekend – but that seems unlikely due to the necessary isolation periods relating to Covid, particularly as the French squad trained together on Wednesday.Organises are thought to be considering playing the game midweek in the second week of March or in the weekend after the final round, 27-28 March, but these mooted dates are also likely to cause problems in terms of player release because they fall outside World Rugby’s Regulation Nine window so clubs wouldn’t have to release players for international duty. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Scotland have already said they could be without ten players who play for English and French clubs if the match is moved, while relations between the Top 14 clubs and the French federation have been strained in recent months too – players were limited to only three Tests during the autumn window.France are top of the Six Nations table after wins over Italy and Ireland in their opening games. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Six Nations: France v Scotland postponedThis weekend’s Six Nations match between France and Scotland has been postponed.The third-round fixture was due to take place on Sunday 28 February, but a further positive Covid-19 test amongst the French squad has seen tournament organisers call it off.A statement read: “The Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) met today to review the situation in the French Camp.“They unanimously recommended the postponement of the France v Scotland match. This will be ratified later today by the Six Nations Council.“We will be working on the rescheduling of this fixture and will communicate the date in due course.”France announced on Thursday that they had suspended training and placed the squad in isolation following the latest positive case.There had already been double-figure positive cases in the France playing squad, with the likes of captain Charles Ollivon and scrum-half Antoine Dupont ruled out of the Scotland match. Head coach Fabien Galthie is also among the members of the management who have tested positive, with the outbreak causing disruption to their preparations.After the cases announced on Monday, France had returned no positive tests for two days and tournament organisers said on Wednesday that the match would go ahead as scheduled. However, another positive case later in the week means the fixture will now have to be rescheduled. France’s Antoine Dupont and Charles Ollivon are among those who have tested positive for Covid (AFP/Getty Images) The Six Nations match will be rescheduled after another positive Covid-19 test in the French squadlast_img read more

The Top Five Best ‘Fatman’ Tries of all time

first_imgWednesday May 1, 2013 The Top Five Best ‘Fatman’ Tries of all time For years we’ve been posting the very best in prop tries, and occasionally those scored by hookers, but today we’re sharing this quality Top 5 front rowers tries compilation, courtesy of the good folk at Rugby HQ in Australia. Kicking off the Top 5 countdown is a great effort from former Cheetahs prop, WP Nel. He scored a memorable try against the Brumbies a few years ago, with the dive for the line making it all the more amusing. He has since scored a great try for Edinburgh too.Welshman Gethin Jenkins, recently included in the British and Irish Lions squad, scored a wonderful try at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, beating a few Namibians before crashing over.The order of the top three tries is certainly up for debate, as numbers two and three on the list could easily have been number one. The top spot is sensational in it’s own right though.Host Sean Maloney also organised a great chat with the winners of the top spot, a try that was scored way back in 1997 by the duo that now form the Cheetahs coaching team.EXTRA: View the other five that didn’t quite make the Top 5 best ‘Fatman’ tries hereThese were the contenders, numbers 10 to 6, for Top 5 Best ‘Fatman’ Tries of all time#10 – John Afoa gathers a kick ahead against the Waratahs #9 – Gurthro Steenkamp scores on his birthday against France#8 – Ben Franks smashes his way to the tryline vs the Hurricanes this year#7 – Sekope Kepu scores for Randwick in Sydney club rugby#6 – Ewen Mckenzie drives over from close range against EnglandADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Top 5 compilations Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

National Trust launches appeal to save home of philanthropist car maker

first_img The National Trust has launched a campaign to raise £600,000 to save the home of William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, who made motoring affordable for the British masses.The Morris Motor Company was started in 1910 when bicycle manufacturer Morris turned his attention to cars. Morris became very successful and wealthy, giving away over £30 million (the equivalent of £11 billion in today’s money) to support education, hospitals and medical research. However, he lived without ostentation, and this is reflected in the simple furnishings of Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire, his home from 1933 until his death in 1963. He left the house to Nuffield College in Oxford, which he founded. The College has carefully preserved the house and until recently it has been opened to the public by volunteers from the Friends of Nuffield Place on a limited basis.Set high in the Chilterns, the house is also a rare survival of a complete, upper-middle class home of the 1930s. It retains the majority of the furniture and contents acquired by Lord and Lady Nuffield when they took up residence, as well as having several rooms still decorated in the 1930s style.Nuffield College has now offered it to the National Trust. However, in order to open this unique house to the public, and secure its future, the Trust needs to raise £600,000.Richard Henderson, National Trust General Manager, said that Lord Nuffield’s home “is a wonderful time capsule without any of the ‘show’ of a multi-millionaire and reveals so much about the man who changed many people’s lives for the better. We are determined to open the house as soon as possible and to celebrate Lord Nuffield’s remarkable story.”Many of Lord and Lady Nuffield’s possessions are still where they left them, offering an glimpse into their world. Robes worn to official functions, personal letters and books, and framed cartoons and photographs can be seen throughout the house. Much of the original decoration and most of the furnishings also remain making it a perfect example of a complete 1930s country home.www.nationaltrust.org.uk/savenuffieldplace National Trust launches appeal to save home of philanthropist car maker AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 April 2011 | News 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.last_img read more

Charity Retail Association ‘not yet alarmed’ by rise in negative media coverage

first_img 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. The Charity Retail Association has said that it has noticed, but is not yet alarmed by, an increase in negative media coverage about charity shops over the past year, after two separate articles attacking the prices charged by charity shops appeared in the Observer and Daily Mail at the end of December.Set in the context of increasing levels of hostile media and public scrutiny of charities over the past year – which Acevo’s CEO Sir Stephen Bubb has described as the worst for 10 years – these two articles could either have passed under the radar or heralded the next charity target for the media.“There has been a feeling that there has been more criticism of charity shops,” Wendy Mitchell, head of policy and public affairs, told UK Fundraising.“The two most common themes for media criticism are the [perceived negative] impact that charity shops have on the high street and business rate relief. Until now, pricing has not been an issue so these two articles were a surprise.”Alan Gosschalk, director of fundraising at Scope and chair of the ImpACT Coalition, described the Mail and Observer articles as “symptomatic of a wider sense of increased scrutiny of charities, and in particular an aversion to things that feel a bit too corporate. Advertisement Charity Retail Association ‘not yet alarmed’ by rise in negative media coverage Howard Lake | 16 January 2014 | News Tagged with: Charity Retail Association Tradingcenter_img  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 “I think that much of the problem is a lack of transparency and us proactively explaining to the public how charity works and how money ends up on the ground, helping people.”Communicating the social value of charity shopsTaking proactive action – as Gosschalk recommends – is exactly what the Charity Retail Association plans to do to respond to any further media hostility. It will draw on extensive research commissioned from think tank Demos to construct arguments showing the social value that charity shops bring to communities.“We have been looking at how to articulate the positive benefits that charity shops bring, not just in terms of fundraising, but measuring the wider social impact they have on communities,”Mitchell says.“We are not alarmed by [increasing levels of negative media], but we wouldn’t have put this level of focus on it if it wasn’t something to be a bit concerned about, which is why we have put our resources into building the evidence through the Demos report.”This report – Give something back: the social value of charity shops – was published in November 2013. Among its recommendations were: The CRA should work with expert partners to develop a toolkit that charity retailers could use to quantify and present their social value The CRA should stimulate discussion about social value among charities to promote strategic thinking about the issues involvedCharity shop should translate what individual shops’ fundraising means in terms of tangible outcomes and advertise this on shop fronts – something that some charities now do: British Heart Foundation shops, for example, display posters explaining how money raised in that shop supports local services.CRA is submitting a blog to the Guardian Voluntary Sector network in response to the Observer article.Observer article ‘not part of anti-charity agenda’Almost 1,500 comments were appended to the Observer article. But Tess Reidy, the journalist who wrote it, told UK Fundraising she did not consider her article to be part of a wider anti-charity agenda and she had not researched other areas of charity controversy in preparation for it.“My article was nothing to do with charities in general – I don’t have a problem with charities paying large salaries to staff and I understand the view that charity shops are there to raise money,” she said. “But I wrote it following conversations I had had with people who visit them and I think that charity shops ought to serve the community as well.”Mitchell said that, contrary to what both articles claim, the average transaction in charity shops is low, with high-value items being the exception.Photo: gingerblokey on Flickr.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

Virgin Money Giving site crashes on day of Virgin Money London Marathon

first_imghttps://twitter.com/kate_brennan/status/855014813524742147  189 total views,  3 views today Replies from the company on Twitter advised that this access could be due to browser caches needing to be cleared, with the assurance that donations were getting through. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 How much is given to charity via the Virgin Money Giving site?Runners in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon raised a record amount of £59.4m, setting a new world record for an annual single day charity fundraising event for the tenth year running.By this point last year the site had handled £23m in donations to London Marathon runners, an increase of 12% on the year before. The platform offered to add a donation of 10% on all donations to charity made for the remaining six hours of the Marathon day, together with the whole of the next day, today.This 10% boost is available to all charitable donations today, not just those made to Virgin Money London Marathon runners’ pages. Others pointed to Virgin Money Giving’s positioning of itself in its marketing, contrasting its not-for-profit approach with the business model adopted by rival JustGiving: The Virgin Money Giving website was unavailable or difficult to reach for large parts of yesterday, the day of the Virgin Money London Marathon, the world’s largest single day fundraising event.The outage caused problems for donors wishing to support a runner on the day of the event and to charities who had invested effort in maximising income from this major fundraising event.In fact the Virgin Money Giving site was unavailable for a short period on the Friday night, the day before the Marathon. Others, including runners reported access problems today: Howard Lake | 24 April 2017 | News Virgin Money Giving site crashes on day of Virgin Money London Marathon Fundraising opportunityBecause of Virgin Money Giving’s offer, today is there an opportunity for all charities to secure a boost to donations via their site. Several charities have promoted this to their supporters. Tagged with: Digital Events London marathon Virgin Money Giving Apology and an offerAlthough the unavailability of the platform made national news A Virgin Money Giving statement this afternoon referred to the downtime affecting just the morning of the event.“Virgin Money Giving was not available for part of yesterday morning as a result of high demand. Some people may have had to try more than once but our analysis shows that everyone that came back to make a donation has been able to do so.”The downtime generated criticism from would-be donors and charities. the giving platform’s Twitter account did not provide an update on the problems until 5.48pm on Sunday afternoon.  190 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Holding pagesThe website at first carried a message stating “Sorry, Virgin Money Giving is currently unavailable” with a comment that work was underway to “restore normal service”.This was changed to one which put the unavailability down to a “really busy” site, the result of “so many amazing people [who] are donating to their friends and family”.Virgin Money Giving is really busy (at 1.02pm on Sunday 23 April 2017) 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.last_img read more