10 of the best: July corporate fundraising round-up

first_img9) TriodosSustainable bank, Triodos, is helping two Bristol based charities by using its staff to volunteer time and skills.  The bank has partnered with Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) and youth charity Young Bristol, as part of its corporate volunteering programme which will see up to 130 Triodos co-workers support the two charities over the next 12 months. The Changemakers programme is designed to use the collective skills and resources of the Triodos team to help maximise the impact both charities have. Over the next year Triodos co-workers will provide over 900 hours of volunteer support. 5) Nationwide RepairsNationwide Repairs has announced that it raised £48,000 for its chosen 2015 charity Mission Motorsport. Fundraising events included inviting Great British Bake-Off chef Paul Hollywood to judge a Bake-off in Formby; working with local radio on the promotion of fundraising events in Cambridge, and getting local supermarkets and businesses to donate gifts for a Halloween-themed fun day in Northwich, as well as a partnership with local Sports Clubs in Norwich to support a fundraising karting event. Nationwide’s 2016 charity partner is Macmillan Cancer Support. 10) Blakemore RetailBlakemore Retail has won Corporate Partner of the Year in the West Midlands at the NSPCC Childhood Champion Awards 2016. The award is in recognition of Blakemore Retail’s contribution to the NSPCC, which saw employees raise £314,316 for the charity during the 2015/16 financial year. Blakemore Retail has been supporting the NSPCC and ChildLine since 2006, and has so far raised over £2 million.  145 total views,  1 views today 4) OutfitOutfit, the out-of-town multi-brand retailer from Arcadia, has announced that it will support the NSPCC and Rays of Sunshine from August, with the two charities becoming official partners with the fashion chain. The NSPCC will become the headline charity with the focus on raising funds for ChildLine. Outfit and ChildLine will work together to launch the ‘Right To Be Me’ initiative, designed to raise national awareness around self-esteem and confidence issues that affect young people. With Rays of Sunshine, the focus will be on regional activity, supporting local stores and local people across the country. 7) EQ FoundationGrant-making charitable arm of EQ Investors, The EQ Foundation has announced an extension of its partnership with the Panathlon Challenge for a third consecutive year. This year it will give a donation to help to pay for staff at Panathlon as it extends the number of sports competitions it runs across the country. Around 8,000 young disabled people in different sports with a range of abilities will compete in various locations around the country in 2016. 8) News Corp GivingNow in its second year, News Corp Giving has donated £100,000 to three more UK charities, voted for by employees at Dow Jones, HarperCollins UK and News UK. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity was awarded the top grant of £50,000, while Walking With The Wounded and Solace Women’s Aid were both awarded £25,000. The winners were chosen from a shortlist of seven charitable organisations that strengthen, support and provide for the communities in which News Corp’s UK-based employees live and work. Here is our July round up of corporate fundraising partnerships that have caught the eye of UK Fundraising. This month we feature ten partnerships, displaying a real variety of fundraising activities, from collection boxes to bake sales, sporting events, donations, and more.1) MaxolForecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has chosen AWARE as its new charity partner. The partnership will last until at least the end of 2017, with the aim of promoting positive mental health in communities across Northern Ireland. The partnership will see AWARE collection boxes in Maxol’s 230 locations, and will also support the AWARE Mood Walks: a series of summer walks taking place across various locations in Northern Ireland. Advertisement 10 of the best: July corporate fundraising round-up Tagged with: corporate fundraising 6) NorwegianNorwegian’s passengers have donated £575,000 / €750,000 to UNICEF’s work for children in one year, through a partnership between Norwegian, UNICEF and travel technology company Amadeus. Customers have the option to donate 3, 5, 10 or 15 euros when they book their tickets with a simple click at the end of their online booking. Norwegian and UNICEF have worked together since 2009. 3) theblueballroomFarnham-based internal communications agency, theblueballroom is supporting local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. theblueballroom will be fundraising to support Phyllis Tuckwell, aiding the charity throughout the year. Among its fundraising activities, the agency will be holding a bake sale later this year at its office in Coxbridge Business Park. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 Melanie May | 19 July 2016 | News 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. 2) Domino’sDomino’s has announced that is has raised over £600,000 for Special Olympics GB over the past five years through the inclusion of digital charity box Pennies across all of its across its sales channel, giving customers the chance to round-up on their bill when paying by card on the company’s website, smartphone and tablet apps, and Xbox app.last_img read more

Loy’s return adds depth, familiarity to Syracuse’s midfield

first_imgLate in the first quarter, Scott Loy cranked up for his third shot of the day.His first was saved. His second found the crossbar. Then, with 2:12 remaining in the first quarter, Loy wound up from about 14 yards out. This time, he found twine. The sharpshooting midfielder was back.“It’s good to have that big shot out there, even though he wasn’t running as well as we like him to,” head coach John Desko said. “He was still able to be effective.”Loy made his return from a left leg injury and two-game absence Saturday against Georgetown. The junior scored just one goal for Syracuse (10-3, 4-1), but his return after injuring his leg in the first half against Cornell meant the No. 7 Orange’s top midfield line of Loy, JoJo Marasco and Luke Cometti was reunited.Henry Schoonmaker had filled in admirably on that top line, but with the original first-string unit back intact, Marasco recorded a three-point performance, while Cometti netted a pair of goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ve been playing so long as a line, it was tough to get in another groove with Henry in there,” Marasco said, “even though he filled in pretty nicely.”Loy started slow for SU. His first shot made an easy save for GU goaltender Jake Haley. His next shot was better, but still hit the crossbar. He slipped a few times and turned the ball over once, but the one goal stands out to him.“It was important to get back in my rhythm, I guess,” Loy said. “It was good for my confidence.”With Loy sidelined, he was relegated a role of emotional support — “I was more of a cheerleader than an actual player,” he said — but he got to watch as some role players stepped up.Schoonmaker scored just one point in the two games, but did a bit of everything for Syracuse. He stepped into Loy’s place in the starting lineup while still logging heavy minutes on the wing during faceoffs. He scooped up five ground balls in a loss to Hobart while balancing his time on the first midfield line with his spot on the faceoff team. Loy’s return will only help restore some of that balance.“We’ve been kind of a little bit out of sync with our second group,” Desko said, “so I think him coming back not only helps our first group, but helps our second group play better, too.”The Orange’s first midfield line has shouldered the scoring burden for most of the season. Marasco leads the team with 46 points. Cometti’s 24 goals has him tied for the team lead with attack Derek Maltz. Loy’s scored 13.He’s been a critical piece to the puzzle that is SU’s offense. He shoots the second highest percentage of any starter and the highest of any midfielder. Marasco does most of his scoring as a distributor. Cometti does most of it on cuts to the net. Loy gives them that last piece as an outside shooter.“He complements off nice from Luke and myself,” Marasco said. “It was nice to have him out there and it shows when he was able to put that one goal in. He was pretty far out, so it adds another element to our midfield line.”In other ways, though, Syracuse’s off-ball players Loy and Cometti are similar. They both have exceptional chemistry with on-ball linemate Marasco. They both cut as well as anyone, toward or away from the crease. And they both make Marasco’s job a whole lot easier.“It’s another person I can look to pass it to out there,” Marasco said. “He’s a real smart player. He just kind of follows me around, gets open like Luke and puts the ball in the back of the net.”It had just been two games, but the Orange sorely missed Loy. Syracuse eked out the first one-goal game, but went 1-1 against a pair of lesser teams without him.His return was relatively tame, but he wasn’t 100 percent, Desko said. This Saturday, he will be, and that’s what’s important. The Orange travels to East Rutherford, N.J., to face No. 1 Notre Dame in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. The Fighting Irish boast one of the best goalies in the nation in John Kemp, so Loy’s shot will be as important as ever.He was merely average against the Hoyas, but it was a step to get back.“It felt like a lifetime since I’ve been back out there,” Loy said, “so it felt good to be back.” Comments Published on April 24, 2013 at 12:25 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories HOLDING ON: Syracuse rallies from deficit, scores 4 3rd-quarter goals to pull off narrow win over Georgetownlast_img read more

Take a Look at the Best Details of the Presentation of the Champions League Trophy in Sarajevo (Video)

first_imgUEFA published a video of the Champions League Trophy Tour in BiH on its official Facebook page.The trophy was presented in the lobby of the City Hall, and one of the ambassador’s of this year’s tour is Spanish footballer Luis Garcia, who came in Sarajevo together with a cup.The best details from Sarajevo UEFA is presented in the video. Thus, all football fans who visit the site of the top European home of football will have the opportunity to take a look at the atmosphere at the presentation of trophy, but also to enjoy the beautiful scenes from the capital of BiH.After Sarajevo and Tuzla, Champions League Trophy will be presented in Derventa on the 11th of October, and in Bihac on the 14th and 15th of October.Take a look at the video.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img

Evacuation Emergency Training Drill to Impact Thurston County Facilities

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersAll Thurston County offices and departments will briefly close on Thursday, August 15, at 1:15 p.m. for an evacuation emergency training drill. County employees will be asked to evacuate the buildings during the drill. The drills are expected to last 15-20 minutes. During the drill, courthouse visitors will be given an explanation of what is happening, and the choice to wait in gathering areas or in their vehicles until the drill is over.What: Evacuation Emergency Training DrillWhere: All Thurston County FacilitiesWhen: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.Duration: 15-20 minutes“These drills are an important part of our service to the public,” said County Manager Ramiro Chavez.  “When we need to evacuate the buildings quickly and safely, it is important we get it right. To do this, we must practice our reaction to ensure everyone knows where to exit and where to go to be at a safe distance from the buildings.”County staff will be located both inside and outside the buildings to assist the public during the drills.Featured photo credit: Diane Waistelast_img read more

Steady diet of Murdoch Division competition continues for Leafs

first_imgIt’s almost like a playoff series in October for the Nelson Leafs and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The two Murdoch rivals will face off for the fourth time this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Friday night in Fruitvale with Nelson holding a 2-1 advantage in the season series thanks to a 3-2 double overtime win last week in the Heritage City.“It certainly provides us a view of what we can expect to compete against to get out of our division,” said Leaf coach Mario DiBella when asked about the early season quirk in the schedule.“I don’t think the team is getting tired of playing BV,” DiBella added.“I think they’re enthusiastic about playing teams they have to beat come playoffs to get out of the Murdoch Division.”Nelson returns home Saturday to face the Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The Rebels have defeated Nelson twice this season — 3-2 and 5-4 in overtime.Sandhu remains on Injury ListLeaf netminder Jason Sandhu remains on the injury list after suffering a lower body injury four games into the season.The 20-year-old Chilliwack native began to skate again but is not spending much time between the pipes until the body heals.Nelson was able to grab another goalie after then coaching staff acquired Devin Allen from the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Allen was instrumental in the Leafs being able to rally from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Beaver Valley in double overtime last week.Thompson on loan to Langley RivermenIn keeping with team philosophy, the Leafs have loaned defenceman Dash Thompson to Langley of the BC Hockey League.“Part of our philosophy is to make sure we’re helping with the development of these players so we wouldn’t hold a player back if we can accommodate the player playing at higher level in an AP position,” DiBella explained.The Rivermen travels to Coquitlam Friday before hosting the Express in a return game Saturday and Trail Smoke Eaters Sunday.Former Leaf Hulston off to SaskatchewanLeafs experienced a brief visit from former center Levi Hulston.DiBella said Hulston, after being released by Langley following a two-game stint, has decided to pursue his Junior A career with Humbolt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.“Humbolt pursued Levi all summer so once he was let go by Langley they made their pitch,” DiBella said.“Levi did come to Nelson to practice with us but as a 19-year-old he felt this was his opportunity and I can appreciate that and wish him well.”New players expected soonDiBella said the Leafs are still tweaking the roster as the club enters October.He said the team is expecting a forward and a defenceman into camp as soon as the weekend.”The forwad is very fast with good hands has ability to put puck in the net while the D-man is 6’3″ and gives us the grit I feel we need to help the back end,” DiBella said.last_img read more