Intercity Technology & Cure LeukaemiaIntercity Technology will be supporting Cure Leukaemia as an official charity partner throughout 2017 with all funds raised going towards the charity’s £1m Appeal to fund the expansion of the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Here are nine more corporate fundraising partnerships that have caught our eye during July, including a number of new collaborations, a bake sale, a competition to win a car, and a bursary to support local work in the community. Hays & Action for ChildrenAction for Children has announced a new charity partnership with Hays. Staff from Hays offices across the country will undertake a number of fundraising activities throughout the next twelve months to fund an employability programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds struggling to get their foot on the work ladder.Main image: Hastings Give & Bake for Leonard Cheshire Disability 143 total views, 1 views today CALA Homes (East) & East Lothian CourierA bursary set up by CALA Homes (East) in partnership with the East Lothian Courier is to give a share of £20,000 to a diverse range of causes carrying out community work in the area. The successful 20 causes have been selected from 129 applications, and include Hadington Hockey Club, which receives £1,500, and West Barns Scottish Women’s Institute, which receives £1,000. PwC, Samaritans & UK YouthPwC employees have voted for Samaritans and UK Youth as the firm’s new charity partners, in line with its commitment to supporting mental health and promoting social mobility. PwC will help the two charities over the next two years by raising money through organised fundraising events, employees volunteering their time and staff donating money via payroll. PwC’s support will help Samaritans train 500 volunteers, while UK Youth will use the funds raised to help improve social mobility for more young people across the country. Tagged with: corporate fundraising events Fundraising ideas Nurse Plus & Leonard Cheshire DisabilityNurse Plus has so far raised £2,300 for Leonard Cheshire Disability by participating in the charity’s annual Give & Bake. 41 different Nurse Plus branches across the UK rolled up their sleeves and whisked, whipped and iced their best creations for a fundraising bake sale on 12th July. 144 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 Beard Guildford & local charitiesBeard Guildford has launched a fundraising campaign in support of local charities to celebrate its 125th anniversary. It plans to raise £10,000 for three local charities this year. The money will be matched by the company’s Beard Charitable Foundation bringing the office’s targeted total to £20,000. The initiative is part of a company-wide campaign to raise £125,000 this year for local charities across the South East. The three charities are educational charity SATRO, Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice, and neonatal support charity BURPS, which is based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. 9 corporate fundraising partnerships for the end of July 2017 Lookers & BBC Children in NeedNational motor retailer Lookers is aiming to raise £1m for BBC Children in Need this year. One fundraising initiative will see Lookers’ customers enter a twice yearly competition, which will give them an opportunity to donate to BBC Children in Need when they buy a new or used car. In return, customers could win a car up to the value of £25,000. Pudsey will also be visiting Lookers dealerships across the coming months to support Lookers employees and customers in their fundraising efforts to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in their communities. Lookers also recently raised £40,000 for military charity 353 through its annual Track Day at Croft Circuit. Cornelius Group & The Sparkle FoundationCornelius Group has committed to support The Sparkle Foundation, which provides hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children with education, nutrition and medical support in 17 rural villages in Malawi. The Group has already made an initial contribution, and is planning a number of fundraising activities for the charity with a view to potentially visiting Malawi to work directly on a project in the coming years. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 Advertisement Aquarium Software & the Insurance CharitiesAquarium Software is supporting the Insurance Charities, which helps those working in the insurance sector facing hard times. Aquarium Software has announced that as well as making a donation to the charity it will also be promoting the cause to a wider audience within its own insurance, technology and business communities. Last year the Insurance Charities gave £1.2 million to current and former workers in the sector unexpectedly finding themselves in need of help and advice. Melanie May | 28 July 2017 | 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.
Facebook LIMERICK Spring, a political festival which is the first of its kind in this region, is underway and the six-day event has drawn some of the country’s best-known political commentators to Limerick for debate and creative discussion.Confirmed speakers include broadcaster Vincent Browne, economist David McWilliams, ‘Ear to the Ground’ Presenter Ella McSweeney and comedians Eleanor Tiernan and Paddy Cullivan. Limerick Spring also welcomes filmmakers Lelia Doolan and Donnacha O Briain to present their work this week at two film screenings.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Festival coordinator Jennifer Moroney-Ward said: “Limerick has a long tradition of political activism and has played a leading role in the development of the Irish state. However, many citizens feel disconnected from politics. This five day festival will invite citizens and guest speakers to delve deeper into the political structures and systems that influence our lives in 2014.”The festival kicked off on Tuesday April 8 with a film screening of ‘Bernadette – Notes on a Political Journey’ that also featured a Q&A with director Lelia Doolan. Tonight (Wednesday 9) there will be a night of music that inspired political change around the world with The Revolution Will Not Be Spotified upstairs in Dolans. This will feature a number of local musicians performing their own original protest songs, alongside renditions of some classics too.On Thursday 10 there are two events, the first of which begins at 2:30pm in the Exhibition Hall of City Hall and will engage a group of citizens of all ages and backgrounds in a workshop on representation and democracy.Later that night, the public is invited to Salon Du Chat, hosted by Roisin Buckley in Fitto Cafe, a conversational cafe where the menu is filled with sumptuous morsels of conversation.Friday 11 sees the return of David McWilliams and Leviathan Political Cabaret back to Limerick for what will be a lively debate entitled ‘Constitution or Revolution: Towards 2016’. Mr McWilliams will host a panel including Dr Peadar Kirby, Marie Louise O’Donnell, Liadh Ni Riada, Deirdre O’Shaughnessy of the Cork Independent and Diarmuid O’Flynn of Ballyhea Says No. There will also be some comedy from Abie Philbin Bowman and satirical music from White Cholera.Saturday 12 promises to be an eventful day with an early start at the Limerick Milk Market where Ella McSweeney will lead an expert panel to look at the Politics of Food. This event is organised in collaboration with the Limerick Community Grocery.That afternoon sees the premiere of Donncha O’Briain’s new film ‘Peripheral Vision’ with a Q&A with the director and panel of experts following the screening. This film follows a number of protest movements in Ireland over the last two years including Ballyhea Says No, Anglo Not Our Debt Campaign and the Occupy movement.On Saturday evening from 6pm to 8:30pm, Limerick’s own Vincent Browne will act as Speaker of the House at the first ever Limerick Spring Assembly at the Crescent Hall, situated beside the statue of Daniel O’Connell. This event invites 11 citizens of Limerick to put a motion to the House and the audience will decide whether it gets passed and therefore included in the Limerick Spring Assembly manifesto.All events encourage very lively audience participation, in particular the final event on Sunday April 13 where comedians Eleanor Tiernan and Paddy Cullivan launch the first ever Speakers’ Corner in Limerick. This gives all members of the public the opportunity to stand up and tell the world what’s on their mind. It will take place on the corner of Thomas Street and Anne Street in Limerick city centre and will be followed by a comedy gig at 8pm in The Blind Pig on Thomas Street.The Limerick Spring festival is the culmination of the efforts of more than 15 volunteers who have dedicated in excess of 1,000 hours across four months. Advertisement Des Bishop celebrates his mother with ‘Mia Mamma’ Previous articleYear long wait for results of inquiry is unnaceptableNext articleLanguage still the biggest barrier for migrants Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Twitter Print Directly Elected Mayor Debate Part 1 – The Limerick Post Show with Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Standup and take a punchline at UCH Limerick NewsLocal NewsPoliticsLimerick political festival underwayBy Liam Togher – April 9, 2014 629 Farmer Michael and Kathleen: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! Two Limerick shows for comedian David O’Doherty TAGScomedyDavid McWilliamsdebatediscussionElla McSweeneyFestivalfilmLimerick SpringpoliticsscreeningsVincent Browne Email
The 2011 Volunteering in America report lists the Burlington area 8th among 75 comparable cities in the area of volunteerism. The Volunteering In America report is a partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Bureau for Labor Statistics to collect volunteering data annually through the Current Population Survey’s (CPS) Supplement on Volunteering. The Volunteering in America research, released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is part of the most comprehensive national study conducted on volunteerism. Nationally, volunteers served nearly 8.1 billion hours in their communities ‘ valued at nearly $173 billion. The report covers 2007-2010 and shows the Burlington area with a Volunteer Rate of 37.7%, compared to 36.5% nationally, and 42 volunteer hours per resident annually, compared to 34.1 hours nationally. Burlington’s volunteerism has been supported in many ways by the City’s VISTA program. This past year, CEDO VISTAs recruited 842 volunteers who performed 10,464 hours of service. Over the 17 years of the city’s VISTA program, members recruited tens of thousands of volunteers statewide. ‘The CEDO AmeriCorps VISTA program has been an incredible asset to the Burlington community. These dedicated members, who are giving a year of their lives to build capacity in local agencies, work 24-7 in order to combat poverty,’ said CEDO’s Laura Hale. ‘Their efforts to build sustainable volunteer programs have created opportunities for tens of thousands of volunteers to serve over the last 18 years.’ ‘Whether cleaning and greening neighborhoods, tutoring schoolchildren, helping local non-profits, participating in restorative justice panels, or doing many, many other things, volunteers have a tremendously positive impact on our community,’ said Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss. ‘Thank you to local volunteers for all of your efforts to make Burlington a better place for everyone.’ Acting CEO of CNCS, Robert Velasco II said, ‘As organizations are struggling to provide more services with fewer resources, volunteers of all ages are stepping up to help fill in the gaps. The commitment, time, and talent of Burlington’s volunteers is admirable, further proving that everyone has a role in making America great.’ CNCS supports Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and other national service programs that drive innovation and problem solving through service.About the Volunteering In America Report:The Volunteering In America report is a partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Bureau for Labor Statistics to collect volunteering data annually through the Current Population Survey’s (CPS) Supplement on Volunteering. The CPS is a monthly survey of about 60,000 households (approximately 100,000 adults), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Volunteers are defined as individuals ages 16 and over who perform unpaid volunteer activities for or through an organization. The report includes information for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 198 cities, including 51 large cities, 75 mid-size cities, and 72 additional cities, based on Metropolitan Statistical Areas. For more information, visit VolunteeringInAmerica.gov, where the complete report can be accessed. About the Corporation for National and Community Service:The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov. About Burlington’s We All Belong AmeriCorps*State ProgramVermont is changing and becoming more reflective of a global and national citizenry. The We All Belong Initiative works with service providers in the Greater Burlington area to change how they do business in order to better serve our diversifying community. This includes how and what services are provided, hiring of staff, recruiting volunteers and Board members and how decisions are made. The We All Belong Program’s mission is to provide the tools and resources for organizations to build their cultural and linguistic competence so that they can provide more culturally relevant services, and then truly be more inclusive and welcoming. The goal of the initiative is to increase the cultural competency of schools and organizations to serve low-income and racially/ethnically diverse groups. More information available at www.cedoburlington.org(link is external).
A 33-year-old woman was on Tuesday remanded to prison after she appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with narcotics trafficking.Andrea Commiller Vigilance pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 6, at Evans Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, she had in her possession 120 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The defendant’s lawyer told the court that on the day in questioned, a woman who apparently heard the sirens of the Police dropped a bag on the defendant’s step and told her to keep it for her until she returns. According to the lawyer, shortly afterwards the defendant was shocked to see her home surrounded by Police ranks. She later threw the bag through a window and was seen by a Police Constable who was present on the scene.The defence attorney begged the court for bail for his client claiming the situation was unfortunate. However, his submissions were overruled and Vigilance was remanded. The case will continue on September 5.