Gala Coral hits £1million summit for Sue Ryder Care in 2009

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Sue Ryder Care Howard Lake | 26 January 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Gala Coral hits £1million summit for Sue Ryder Care in 2009  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gala Coral has raised £1million for Sue Ryder Care in 2009 and has pledged to raise a further £500k in 2010.No mountain was high enough for the staff at Gala Coral in 2009, as they have smashed their 2009 target of raising £1m for the company’s nominated charity partner, Sue Ryder Care.Not satisfied with conquering Everest and holding the world’s highest ever game of bingo, Gala Coral staff have now set themselves the challenge of raising an additional £500,000 in 2010; with the aim of bringing total fundraising efforts for Sue Ryder Care to £1.5m.Paul Woodward, Chief Executive of healthcare charity, Sue Ryder Care, said: “On behalf of Sue Ryder Care, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone at Gala Coral for their continued support.“All money raised through fundraising efforts and corporate partnerships is vital funds that help us provide end of life and long term care for more people living with conditions including; Cancer, Stroke, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease.”Following an employee vote in May 2008, in which Sue Ryder Care was nominated as the group charity until the end of 2010, the generosity of Gala Coral staff and customers has known no bounds. In addition to holding collections and fundraising parties, Gala Coral employees have dressed up as dogs to race around Brighton and Hove Greyhound Stadium and climbed to Everest Base Camp to set the record for the worlds highest ever game of bingo.The trek to Everest Base Camp saw 25 dedicated bingo buffs climb an astonishing 17,500ft, dabber in hand, to set the record for the World’s Highest Game of Bingo. Despite the constant risk of dehydration, altitude sickness, deep vein thrombosis and frostbite, they overcame all that nature could throw at them to land the biggest bingo jackpot of all time; calling “BINGO” on top of the world! Following the completion of the trek and the setting of a new record, the team successfully smashed their goal of raising £100,000 for Sue Ryder Care.Dominic Harrison, Chief Executive of Gala Coral said: “The fundraising work carried out by Gala Coral staff and customers to date has been truly inspirational, from the many local events right through to the trek to Everest Base Camp Trek. Their continued enthusiasm in raising funds for such an important cause is much appreciated and highly valued. As a result of Gala Coral fundraising efforts, Sue Ryder Care remains in a strong position to continue their vital work – at a challenging time for them and the wider charity sector”.For more information on Sue Ryder Care visit www.suerydercare.org. For more information on the Gala Coral Group visit www.galacoral.co.uk.last_img read more

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Pringle takes umbrage with ‘bad time management’ in Dail

first_img Pinterest Pringle takes umbrage with ‘bad time management’ in Dail By News Highland – April 17, 2020 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articlePeople urged to be responsible with household waste during crisisNext articleDonegal applicants in backlog for Be on Call for Ireland initiative News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty A Donegal Deputy has hit out over what he has described as bad time management in the Dail chamber.The Dáil sat to late last evening as the government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis was debated by TDs.Deputy Thomas Pringle was due to pose questions to the Health Minister but was told to move quickly.Deputy Pringle took umbrage with that direction:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pringfdgdfgdfleshortnew7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Outdoor Updates: Protection for the A.T. from pipelines and cellphone towers

first_imgPlainfield Township officials have approved zoning to protect their 1½-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. It will prevent projects like natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels, and cellphone towers from being located near the scenic footpath. The Truth About Recycling: Why Recycling has stopped in many places in the U.S. The global recycling system wasn’t ever perfectly eco-friendly. Recycling operators had been known to illegally burn or bury recycling waste, causing a ripple effect of pollution including contaminated water, killed crops, respiratory illnesses, and long-lasting negative impacts on the environment overall. What happens to the waste we think we’re recycling? For decades, many countries, including us, send plastic waste to China and Southeast Asia for recycling. But just last year, China and many other Asian countries, banned the import due to the overwhelming amount they already had, according to the Business Insider. This has tragically lead to burning and landfills in many of our major cities. center_img Protection for the A.T. from pipelines and cellphone towers The Morning Call reported that The Appalachian Trail Conservancy provided a $16,900 grant covering the cost of a consultant from the Bethlehem-based Urban Research and Development Corp. to draft an ordinance with the township. The ordinance includes guidelines for controlling light pollution, the withdraw of groundwater, digital signs, noise, commercial outdoor recreation, residential developments, solar panels, natural gas pipelines and wind turbines.last_img read more

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Tattoo Artists Rally on Long Island Against New Ink Law

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Tattoo artists rallied Wednesday in Centereach to urge New York State lawmakers to change a new law that they say would adversely impact their businesses by driving up costs and reducing quality.The new law requires tattoo artists to use more expensive prepackaged, sealed ink shots that have lesser quality than the inks that artists currently use, which come in large bottles and can be poured into single-use disposable ink caps. Tattoo artists held a news conference at Cliff’s Tattoo, Inc. to persuade the legislature to amend the law before it goes into effect in three months.“While driving the prices up, and driving our customers out, not only will they be going to other states,” said Michael O’Herien, owner of Revolution Tattoo Co. in Pearl River, “but it is also another concern that they will be going to elusive sources—people tattooing outside of their homes, or out of their garage.”Passed in June, the law takes effect Dec. 12. Ostensibly, it is aimed at preventing the spread of Hepatitis C. But tattoo artists argue that the current standard industry practice is approved by the state health department. They are also calling for a statewide unified licensing and permitting process.“This new law is an important step toward preventing the spread of infectious diseases and in holding accountable those who don’t take the proper precautions,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement when he signed the bill into law last month.The law also codified the industry practice of tattoo artists only using single-use needles for the same reason. But critics argue that if the law’s ink rule drives up the price of tattoos, it may drive consumers to unregulated home-based tattoo artists whose practices may be less sanitary—possibly having the opposite effect of the law’s intention to limit infections.Opponents have formed an online petition that had nearly 50,000 signatures as of this post urging the state legislature to fix the law before December.“I strongly support changing the wording of the legislation regarding the process by which ink is used,” said New York State Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore). “We need to be willing to work on legislation that not only promotes the health and safety of consumers, but protects the interests of our business community as well.”last_img read more

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Dortmund’s struggling Kagawa eyes Spain move

first_img0Shares0000Kagawa is one of Japan’s most successful footballing exports © AFP / Emmanuel DUNANDTOKYO, Japan, Nov 27 – Attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, one of Japan’s most successful footballing exports, on Tuesday made a passionate plea for a transfer to Spain as he struggles with German outfit Borussia Dortmund.Kagawa was a key part of the celebrated Dortmund side that won back-to-back Bundesliga titles at the start of the decade but has found himself unable to get regular first-team football under Lucian Favre. And the 29-year-old told Nikkan Sports: “Over the past two to three years, I have always been thinking about what I can do to go to Spain.“I cannot end my career as a football player without going to Spain. I absolutely want to achieve that.”The Japan international had a brief spell at Old Trafford but also found himself on the fringes so returned to Dortmund in 2014 hoping to rebuild his confidence.But injuries and an influx of younger talent have left him out of favour at the high-flying west German side, which sits on top of the Bundesliga table unbeaten with nine wins out of 12.“I want to find a solution to this situation. One is to change teams,” Kagawa said.“I have this growing sense of wishing to change my environment and take on new challenges,” he said.“I have nothing to lose. I am confident that I can shine in the next stage of my career,” he said of a possible transfer to Spain, adding that a spell in La Liga would be “the biggest challenge of my career.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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