Corporate fundraising round-up for August 2017

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 ScottishPower & The Prince & Princess of Wales HospiceScottishPower has donated a total of £150,000 to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal. The £21m appeal is to build a new hospice in the city’s Bellahouston Park with patients expected to move in during Spring 2018. Corporate fundraising round-up for August 2017 Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas  196 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 Advertisement Melanie May | 15 August 2017 | News Starbucks & Send A CowStarbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Send a Cow have joined forces to help 3000 people in Rwanda through the new three-year Coffee + Cows project. Starbucks is donating 50p from every sale of at-home coffee sold in stores to a maximum of £100,000. Customers will also see the Send a Cow partnership displayed on Starbucks Chilled Classics range of chilled coffees, found in supermarkets and local convenience stores until October. Uni-ball & Great Ormond Street Hospital CharityUni-ball has announced the second year of its charity partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity following a successful first year where they exceeded their original fundraising target by over 50%. To celebrate this second phase of fundraising, uni-ball is launching a new five-piece uni-ball AIR pack which contains a limited-edition GOSH branded pen. Twenty pence will be donated to GOSH from each pack which will be available through a high street exclusive with Ryman. Uni-ball will also continue to donate 20p from every sale of its twin and triple pack eye pens in black, with GOSH branded outer packaging, sold through stationery retailers, WH Smith and Ryman, and high street supermarkets including Asda and Tesco. Together with other smaller fundraising initiatives, uni-ball is looking to raise over £50,000 for GOSH during its second year of fundraising. Dragons’ Den star, Lloyds Banking Group & Mental Health UKDragons’ Den star Sarah Willingham is helping Lloyds Banking Group raise funds for Mental Health UK through Challenge 100. ‘Challenge 100’ is an entrepreneurial fundraising initiative where teams of colleagues are given £100 worth of vouchers and have six months to use their skills to turn it into as much fundraising profit as possible for the Mental Health UK partnership. The challenge is in aid of Lloyds Banking Group’s two-year charity partnership with Mental Health UK which aims to raise at least £2million per year to launch a Mental Health and Money Advice Service, which will offer support for people experiencing both mental health and money difficulties.center_img Wiley’s Finest & Baby LifelineWiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oils has partnered with Baby Lifeline. During the months of August and September, 5% of every sale of Wiley’s Finest Prenatal DHA and Wiley’s Finest Beginners DHA will be donated to Baby Lifeline, which will be put towards purchasing maternity unit equipment and training healthcare professionals. The campaign began in line with World Breastfeeding Week, which took place 1st August – 8th August. Pebbletree & Tiny LivesTechnology firm Pebbletree has raised £10,000 for Tiny Lives by donating a fixed sum of cash per each employee every month, in addition to donating a fixed sum of cash for every customer review received each month. Pebbletree has supported Tiny Lives since 2015. Rather than just donate a pre-defined amount of money to Tiny Lives each month, Pebbletree has set itself a challenge: the more employees on the company’s books, and the more customer reviews received; the more money Tiny Lives gets through donations. H&M Foundation & homelessness charitiesH&M Foundation has made a three-year commitment supported by £500,000 to support homeless young people in the UK into employment. Through the Transforming Futures Programme, four charities will get support – 1625 Independent People, Aberdeen Foyer, The Benjamin Foundation and Roundabout – that are part of UK-wide movement End Youth Homelessness, which was launched by Centrepoint. The programme will deliver a specialist employability programme that will help vulnerable young people into work. It incorporates tailored one-to-one support for young people; a bursary scheme aimed at helping young people into education, employment and training pathways; and a new digital careers platform. IAAF World Championship & Right to PlayLondon 2017 Ltd named the children’s education charity, Right To Play as its charity partner for the IAAF World Championships earlier this summer. London 2017 Ltd and Right To Play teamed up to show the positive impact that sport and play can have on young lives, and to raise awareness and funds for Right To Play’s work. The goal was to raise enough money over the course of the Championships to reach 100,000 children with Right To Play programmes. The IAAF World Championships London 2017 (04-13 August) took place in London this summer, with 2000 athletes from 200 countries competing. Here are nine more corporate fundraising partnerships for August 2017. From Black and White Hospitality’s cycle ride for Action for Medical Research for Children, to donations from Wiley’s product sales, and H&M Foundation’s commitment to help homeless young people to get into work, there is a wide range of activity going on.  Main image: Starbucks partners are shown after planting coffee trees during a Starbucks Origin Experience visit to Dukendakawa Cooperative in the mountains of Rwanda  (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)  195 total views,  1 views today Black And White & Action Medical Research for ChildrenBlack & White Hospitality has donated £50,000 to Action Medical Research for Children. The money was raised by a marathon 320-mile London to Paris bike ride in July by a 35-strong team headed by Nick Taplin, Chairman of Black & White Hospitality, and including Co-owner Caroline Wilce and director Shezan Aslam. The ride was organised by Discover Adventure and set off from Crystal Palace on Wednesday 19th July where the team made its way through Kent towards Dover, finishing by the Eiffel Tower on 22th July. 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

Coronavirus: Spanish government yields to the pressure of journalists and agrees to live press conferences

first_img News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive SpainEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation While Spain has been reaching the peak of the coronavirus crisis, journalists were, until recently, experiencing a great deal of difficulty in getting information and answers from the authorities. The 300 journalists with government accreditation were not able to attend press conferences in person since 14 March. They had to send their questions in writing and in advance to the State Secretary for Communication who was supposed to pass them on to the prime minister or the ministers concerned. But some important questions were not passed on, giving journalists the impression that their questions were being filtered. Furthermore, because the answers were prepared in advance, the system did not allow journalists to engage in a direct dialogue with the ministers concerned. Objecting to these arrangements, 400 journalists, joint by RSF Spain, addressed an open letter to the government, entitled “The Freedom to Ask”.  While looking for a solution, two journalists’ associations proposed to deploy a new system based on videoconferences granting a more transparent flow of information. RSF_en Follow the news on Spain April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img The pressure of journalists has paid off. Since Monday 6 April, journalists can question Spanish government officials directly and without having to go through intermediaries. SpainEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression Spanish journalists are finally able to pose their questions to ministers in a live communication and without intermediaries. Thanks to the mobilisation of journalists’ associations, backed by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Spanish government abandoned its practice of asking for questions in writing and in advance. April 9, 2020 Coronavirus: Spanish government yields to the pressure of journalists and agrees to live press conferences News News Help by sharing this information Pedro Sanchez / DR News to go further Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Accounting technician apprentice scheme to create 20 Limerick jobs

first_imgTwitter TAGSaccountancybusinessfinanceKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement Previous articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 12 | The great forgettingNext articleHospitality trade can lead Limerick out of lockdown Meghann Scully Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedincenter_img BusinessLimerickNewsAccounting technician apprentice scheme to create 20 Limerick jobsBy Meghann Scully – May 7, 2020 803 Facebook Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Business finance man calculating budget numbers, Invoices and financial adviser working.LIMERICK students have been encouraged to consider a national accounting technician apprenticeship programme available at Limerick College of Further Education which will create 20 jobs in the area this year and 150 positions nationally.The accounting technician apprenticeship is a funded, work-based learning programme which sees apprentices earn at least €19,700 a year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Leaving Certificate students and mature learners can apply for the programme through Accounting Technicians Ireland.One of Ireland’s top accounting professionals has given his backing to the accounting technician apprenticeship which allows participants work, earn and learn, saying it offers businesses a chance to reduce the risk of ‘group think’.Grant Thornton Managing Partner Michael McAteer’s own accountancy career began with evening classes organised by Accounting Technicians Ireland.He said the programme is a win-win for the employer and the accounting technician apprentice, allowing firms to broaden their client offering and provide excellent career prospects for students.The accounting technician apprenticeship provides a real alternative for Leaving Certificate students who prefer practical training to a full-time college programme, or for students who may have embarked on a college course and found it didn’t suit them.It is also an attractive option for existing employees and mature learners who would like to pursue a career in accounting.The programme sees accounting technician apprentices work in the office four days a week and study in a local college on the other day during the two-year apprenticeship, which begins in September.Successful graduates may then progress on to full accountancy with Chartered Accountants Ireland or one of the other professional accountancy bodies.“The most important thing to avoid in any business is ‘group think’.  If all your graduates come through college degree courses, you may find a certain mind set there,’’ said Michael.The accounting technician apprenticeship is particularly appealing to school leavers who prefer learning by experience to full-time college, according to Gillian Doherty, Chief Operations Officer at Accounting Technicians Ireland.“Our students, when they complete the apprenticeship, gain a much in-demand accountancy QQI Level 6 award and two years of solid work experience, placing them in a strong position to progress in business or to further study.“This is a pan-sectoral programme which meets the needs of industry, practice and the public sector, and graduates enjoy exemptions from the full range of professional accountancy bodies including Chartered Accountants Ireland, CPA, ACCA and CIMA.”For more details see accountingtechniciansireland.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

Widespread Panic Shares Pro-Shot ‘Sell Sell’ From Smokin’ Vegas Performance

first_imgJust last month, Widespread Panic brought their traveling jam wares to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vaegas, NV for a three-night musical celebration. The Sin City is always kind to Panic fans, as the band harnesses the city’s energy and pours it through their performances.Today, we have our first pro-shot look inside the run, as Panic has shared official video of their performance of ‘Sell Sell’ from the run. Watch the booming new video below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV – 7/11/16Set 1: One Arm Steve, Machine > Barstools & Dreamers, The Last Straw > Mountain Jam > Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Steven’s Cat, Weight of the World*, Tail Dragger*, High Time We Went*Set 2: Pigeons, Solid Rock, Sell Sell, Porch Song > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys**, Big Wooly Mammoth** > Drums^ > Cease Fire > Blue Indian, Protein Drink / Sewing MachineEncore: Expiration Day, Climb To SafetyNotes:* w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band** w/ Gregory Davis, Trumpet; Efrem Towns, Trumpet^ Duane onlylast_img read more