Corporate fundraising round up: who’s doing what for which charities

first_img Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas 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.  254 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis60 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis60 Lycetts & Walking with the WoundedLycetts has raised over £48,000 for charities including Walking with the Wounded, Parkinson’s UK, the Percy Hedley Foundation, and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust over the past 12 months. Throughout 2017, the company organised and supported numerous events to raise money for a variety of charities. These included a concert performance by Britain’s Got Talent string quartet Escala, an evening with Captain Guy Disney and a sponsored mistletoe ball. Every employee also nominated a charity of their choice to receive a £125 donation through MyGiving. The initiative, a staff-led programme run by parent company Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, generated £19,500 for 106 different fundraising organisations. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59qASO4aK3Q[/youtube]T.M. Lewin & British Red CrossT.M. Lewin has launched a Shirt Swap campaign with British Red Cross, fronted by Gary Lineker. The two are asking people to donate their old shirts in a T.M. Lewin or British Red Cross store. In return they will be given £10 off when they next buy four or more shirts, or £5 off any single shirt purchase. The donated shirts will be sold in a British Red Cross shop. PMP Recruitment & UnseenPMP Recruitment, part of Cordant Group, has launched a partnership with leading charity Unseen that will help to raise funds and supplies for the victims of modern slavery. The firm will be promoting one fundraising event each month during 2018, whilst also offering support to victims who may be seeking employment opportunities as they look to rebuild their lives. The first campaign of the year saw PMP employees, with the help of clients and suppliers, put together 400 survivor kits for people who have been subjected to modern slavery with a combined value of £8,000. Petplan & Cats ProtectionPetplan has now given over £5 million to Cats Protection since the beginning of their partnership in 2001. Whenever a Cats Protection adopter continues their cover onto a full policy from their four weeks’ free insurance, Petplan gives 10% of the premium back to the charity and a further 10% each year the policy is renewed. In addition, supporters can get a quote via a special Petplan link, which will also trigger 10% of the premium to be donated when the policy is taken out. Advertisement EY graduate team & Children 1stA team of graduate accountants from EY has launched a recipe book to raise funds for Scotland’s national children’s charity, Children 1st. A Taste of Glasgow provides a collection of the city’s best recipes, with contributions from some of Glasgow’s most celebrated restaurants including Martin Wishart, Brian Maule and Master Chef winner Gary Maclean, the book also contains recipes from local favourites such as Bilson Eleven, the Hillhead Bookclub and Finnieston restaurant Chelsea Market. The seven employees from EY’s Glasgow office are competing against teams from across Scotland to see who can raise the most money for the charity as part of Dragons’ Glen, Scotland’s entrepreneurial challenge for businesses, where groups are tasked with turning an investment of £500 into a profit of £5,000 in five months. Alpha FMC & The Lucy Faithfull FoundationAlpha FMC has raised over £17,000 and donated consultancy skills to The Lucy Faithfull Foundation in a year-long partnership. Alpha’s approximately 275 employees wanted to use their year-long partnership with the The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, to provide more than money so the company donated the time and expertise of its employees to work on flagship projects that are transforming the way the charity manages its internal communications and information-flow systems. And as well as providing the charity with the sort of pro bono consultancy services  normally out of reach to small and medium-sized charities, Alpha employees worldwide have also pedalled, run, baked (main image) and  quizzed their way to raising over £17,000 for the charity. SSP UK & MacmillanSSP UK has named Macmillan Cancer Support as its new charity of the year. Throughout 2018, SSP staff across the company’s near 700 UK outlets will take part in fundraising for the charity. This includes four dedicated fundraising events such as Macmillan’s well-known annual Coffee Morning, at locations including its London and Birmingham offices. Macmillan will also receive a third of the donations raised in till-point collection tins for the SSP Foundation. A £100,000 (US$139,000) grant from the SSP Foundation will add a further boost to the fundraising. Corporate fundraising round up: who’s doing what for which charities Turner & Townsend & Action for ChildrenGlobal construction consultancy Turner & Townsend has raised over £225,000 to date through its ambitious Education Fund to support the work of UK children’s charity, Action for Children. The funds raised will support over 2,500 disadvantaged children, young people and their families who struggle to afford essential items will now be able to buy uniforms, school shoes, revision guides, pens, pencils and sports kits to help them through the school year. The funds have been raised through a variety of staff fundraising activities such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Ride London and the Byte Night sleep-out, as well as through matched funding from Turner & Townsend. Here are some of the varied ways corporate partners are supporting charities this month, from bake sales and coffee mornings, to shirt swaps and challenge events. Melanie May | 22 February 2018 | News THANK YOU @SelcoBW for the £1000 at the opening of #York store, which will provide around five financial grants to help people fighting cancer meet unexpected bills like travelling to chemotherapy, keeping the heating on or buying specialist equipment https://t.co/AJHxE96jjF— Macmillan N&EYorks (@MacNEYorks) February 21, 2018Selco Builders Warehouse & MacmillanSelco Builders Warehouse has raised over £500,000 for Macmillan with the help of staff, customers and suppliers at all of its 60 branches across the country. The money has been raised through a wide range of initiatives including auctions, golf days, sponsored cycle rides, cake sales and individual challenges such as the London Marathon, 10km road races and sponsored head shaves and leg waxing.  253 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Boy found child porn material on laptop

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBoy found child porn material on laptopBy admin – May 25, 2012 1454 A13-year-old boy found child rape movies on his laptop after he loaned it to a 45-year-old UK national in 2010, to use while his own was broken.  The revelation unfolded as Limerick Circuit Court heard evidence from Det Garda, Christine Bergin in the case against Simeon Betts, a man charged with the possession of 50 child pornographic movies and nine images on three laptops that were seized from his possession in 2010.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The material found was said to have been at the “utmost end of the scale” and of the “horrendous” exploitation of children where some as young as four years of age were raped by adults and animals.Betts, with an address at Henry Street, Limerick, pleaded guilty to the possession of the images and movie files, having first denied the allegation in a lengthy interview conducted by gardai at a house in Hollymount, Raheen in March 2010. Det Gda Bergin and other members of the force raided the home of the accused under search warrant after receiving certain information from Interpol and the UK based Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Analysis of the material found on the computers was carried out by specialist agencies where Det Garda Bergin enlisted the help of up to six different investigation units including Interpol and CEOP. Betts was charged in July 2010 and made admissions at the time of charge.At his sentencing hearing on the final day of term of Limerick Circuit Court, Simeon Betts said nothing as he sat in the dock as evidence and detailed descriptions of the search terms, files and images were given to the court. Acting on the information received by Interpol, the gardai obtained a search warrant and went to the home of the accused on March 4, 2010. Betts’ place of work, his cars, a campervan and another address in county Limerick that he had access to, were searched and a number of items were seized for analysis. The material found was linked to three laptops seized – one in the kitchen, one in the bedroom and one in the garage attached to the home. Betts admitted, in interview, to knowingly having the material in his possession,All three had been used to view and access the content which was described in court and one computer was actively used to search the internet for child pornography where Betts would masturbate to movies and images “as a means to satisfy his desire” according to Defence Counsel, Mark Nicholas who added in mitigation that this must have been a “horrible situation to be in but he {Betts} made admissions and takes full responsibility for his actions. He’s in deep distress and wants to engage help”.Betts, the court heard was later arrested in July 2010 and during the course of four interviews held, he made full admissions as to his interest in such material. During one such interview, the accused man admitted to being sexually aroused while viewing the material online. He also admitted to borrowing a laptop from a 13-year-old boy and used it to search for child pornography. The laptop had been returned to the boy some time later and the child pornographic material with movies of children as young as four years of age being raped, was returned to the boy. The files had not been deleted. The court heard from Det Gda Bergin that the teenager informed both gardai and his mother as to the content of the material found. Since the charges were brought against the accused, Betts is now unemployed but had previously worked in a card and birthdays shop, a gift store in the city centre as well as the Early Learning Centre. The father of four, who admitted to having “felt bad knowing that a child suffered while he watched the movies, is now said to have very restricted access to his children and had tried to “suppress” his desires to seek out the material.Betts, with previous convictions for minor road traffic offences and who is on bail with a daily sign on requirement, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Judge Carroll Moran was handed a report conducted by clinical psychologist Dr Patrick Ryan who said that Betts had an insight into his problem but was “not out of the woods yet”. The Judge adjourned sentencing until June 8 stating that it was a “difficult case” that needs his full consideration in sentencing. Advertisement Twitter Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Print Previous articleLimerick Footballers can improveNext articleThe Bad Plus on original ground admin Facebooklast_img read more

Report: Pork Production Could Surpass Beef

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. – A new Hoosier Ag Today report shows nationwide pork production is up despite some farms recovering from the PED virus.Numbers show pork is on pace to pass beef production for the first time since 1952.USDA projected 2015 pork output at 23.9 billion pounds opposed to projected beef production of 23.8 billion pounds.High-priced hogs and low-lost feed will help hogs become readily available as farms unaffected by PED grow their herds, Reuters reports.The virus was responsible for killing an estimated eight million piglets.last_img