Access Group raises £281k for its charity of the year DEBRA

first_img Howard Lake | 1 August 2019 | News Fundraising and volunteering supportChris Bayne, CEO of Access, explains the value to staff members in taking part in fundraising.  314 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: Access Group corporate fundraising matched giving Fundraising activities took place both nationally and in local offices. They included:two Access staff members running in the London Marathon49 team members taking on Tough Mudder racesa team of five Access staff taking part in a ‘Steel Day’ that saw some complete seven 45-minute workouts in a single day.Access Group volunteers helped the DEBRA team to host their 14th annual DEBRA Fight Night, which took place at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel, by selling raffle tickets and spotting bidders in the auction.Also, two teams of The Access Group’s Board members went head to head in a retail challenge, seeing which team could raise the most money in one day working at one of the DEBRA charity shops. The competition between the teams saw a total raised of £4,088.54.Chris Bayne, CEO of Access, commented:“I am incredibly proud of our fundraising activities for DEBRA this year. It is heartening to see the extraordinary efforts our staff have made to raise funds and awareness for a charity that has such a personal connection within our Access family.  At Access, everyone can make a difference, and that is evidenced in the tremendous overachievement with regards to our fundraising goal.“We are passionate about giving back, from electing a company Charity of the Year, raising money in many different ways, to having a paid day to help a charity or good cause, everyone has the chance to give back to what’s important to them.”center_img Access Group raises £281k for its charity of the year DEBRA Staff at Access Group have beaten their target and raised 281,488 for the company’s charity of the year, DEBRA.The charity that supports those living with genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), was voted for by Access staff to become the company’s charity of the year. The vote was particularly meaningful to many staff who had learned that a colleague had lost their son to EB.Together staff raised £140,744, which The Access Group then matched to bring the company’s total donation for DEBRA to £281,488.The company provides business software to mid-sized UK organisations, and has many charity clients.Jenny Jackson, Business Development Manager of DEBRA, said:“To see how a company have got behind an employee to turn a tragedy into hope for the future and to enable DEBRA to support other EB sufferers is incredibly inspiring and humbling. The monies that Access have raised will make a difference long into the future and we cannot thank everyone enough for all they have done this year.” Main image: Access Group staff complete the Tough Mudder for DEBRA, by Epic Action Imagery  313 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Urban Co-Op seminar

first_imgNewsUrban Co-Op seminarBy John Keogh – July 11, 2014 489 Facebook Print  THE Limerick Community Grocery urban co-op, in conjunction with the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn USA, is hosting an urban cooperative seminar and workshop in Limerick City of Culture HQ this Saturday, July 12 from 10.30am to 5pm.The seminar will discuss the most appropriate urban cooperative model for Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Community Grocery was set up in 2013 to provide wholesome food at affordable prices in an open, transparent and co-operative environment.Membership is open to the public and is based on one member one vote.The seminar will also explore Limerick Community Grocerys’ commitment to generating livelihoods through urban agriculture and community gardening initiatives.Attendance at the seminar and workshops is free but prior registration is essential.Register at: WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSLimerick co-op Email Linkedin Twitter Previous articleLimerick bucks the trend with increased unemploymentNext articleWriters on the lookout for Limerick’s oldest lady John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Alabama StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity workshop on Tuesday

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 7:07 pm Thursday, August 1, 2013 You Might Like Faith-based dorm nurtures the ‘whole student’ In about 10 days, students will begin moving into Troy University’s new faith-based dormitory. Built and operated through the university’s… read more The Alabama StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity workshop is set for Tuesday at Lily Missionary Baptist Church, 199 Dean Street in Troy.Rhonda Benton, publicity chair for the event, said the workshop is designed to encourage landowners, farmers and ranchers to either get started on the right track or continue on the right track as producers.The workshop will provide valuable information about available USDA programs. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. until noon and will feature speakers from different USDA agencies. Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Sponsored Contentcenter_img Knotts said there will be a question and answer period following the workshop presentations.“I was at a StrikeForce Initiative in Tuskegee and there was a lot of interest in food and nutrition,” he said. “There could be similar interest at the workshop here.”Benton said the StrikeForce Initiative also offers programs to schools, senior groups and civic groups.“We are willing to take the ‘show on the road’ because the information that we have to share could be beneficial to many people,” she said. “The workshop is free and open to the public. We encourage landowners, farmers, ranchers and anyone else who has an interest in the programs offered by USDA Rural Development to attend.” Next UpThe topics included in the Alabama StrikeForce Initiative workshop are government programs, home improvements and repairs, micro loans, tunnel house production, raised bed gardening and tunnel house educational programs for grade schools and senior citizen groups.Jeff Knotts, FSA Pike County executive director, said the workshop is a way to make people aware of programs that are available to them.“Some people are not aware of these programs so this workshop could be a source of valuable information,” he said. “Program eligibility, EQIP and forestry programs and tunnel house and crop production will be topics of interest.” Alabama StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity workshop on Tuesday By Jaine Treadwell Dean Street is off Montgomery Street, north of Terra Cotta. By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Ambassador promotes brand

first_imgJunior Rachel Greenberg complements her marketing major by working as a campus ambassador for Procter & Gamble (P&G) to promote brand loyalty and social media interest among students. As part of P&G’s “ReadyU” campaign, Greenberg said her job is more than just handing out free samples to girls in her dorm. “I’m supposed to distribute them in a way that promotes P&G but also shows students that P&G is an advocate for their college career,” she said. “It’s distributing these products for a functional benefit, obviously … but also on a deeper level, Ready-U supports the idea that … grades aren’t everything and sometimes [you] have to put the books away. “The campaign is primarily a Facebook page but also has physical components that manifest itself in marketing events on campus,” she said. The theme of the campaign is “Conquer Outside the Classroom,” Greenberg said, which emphasizes a college experience goes beyond the academic realm. “[The campaign] looks back to why we go to college in the first place, to have fun with your friends and grow as a person,” she said. “The values P&G [tries] to promote are so great for Notre Dame students specifically, who are so driven in getting good grades but also really focused on getting a well-rounded college experience.” Greenberg said she has used hall events like hall council to advertise P&G products. “I made a Pic Stitch of a few of my friends using P&G products, like a Tide to Go stick for cleaning a stain on a shirt and a friend getting ready for a party using CoverGirl mascara.” Part of Greenberg’s job is to “drive likes, comments and shares on the pictures” on social media, so she said she held a raffle to encourage students to like or comment on the pictures. “[The campaign] is not just based on advertising products but focused on building this online interactive base that’s fun and something you can do in your spare time,” she said. “It gets you to interact with the brand.” Greenberg said she reports to managers in a New York advertising agency, and she and ambassadors on other campuses are able to communicate the effectiveness of certain advertising strategies. “We’re involved in marketing strategy at the same time. You’re not just doing the dirty work,” she said. “You’re actually analyzing what works and what doesn’t work, and how to promote [products] better.” Greenberg said the campaign is primarily interested in promoting brand loyalty, which they believe will eventually drive sales.  “We show that P&G is more than just a supplier, but [also] a supporter of your college experience,” she said. Contact Catherine Owers at [email protected]last_img read more

Cameroon Coach Angry at Traffic Delays

first_imgCameroon coach Hugo Broos complained of team buses arriving late and then getting stuck in traffic as he vented his anger over the organisation of the Confederations Cup yesterday.Broos called on organisers to sort things out for next year’s World Cup, saying he had twice been angered by logistical glitches. “We have a programme, we train at a given time and when you arrive at the hotel and don’t have dinner until 10 o’clock in the evening, it’s really unpleasant,” he said.“I think things must be reviewed for the World Cup next year… How are you going to move teams around from the hotel to the training stadium to the match stadium?”Broos said the African champions had arrived one hour late for their training session in Moscow after their bus got stuck in traffic.He said there was a similar incident in St Petersburg, Russia’s second city, on Tuesday when the bus turned up 45 minutes late at the hotel and got further delayed in more traffic.”The Belgian coach made his comments after a Russian journalist asked why his team had turned up late for training and for a news conference and sarcastically reminded him that today’s match against Australia would be at 6pm local time.“I’m very glad you asked the question because I can tell you it’s not our fault,” replied Broos, whose side lost their opening game 2-0 against Chile in Moscow on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Draw Ceremony for AKS Youth Festival Holds Today in Uyo

first_imgAccording to the Organising Committee of the event, Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has already confirmed his attendance at the Youth Festival.Athletes are expected to begin to arrive at their camps starting from Saturday March 3.Students in primary and secondary schools from 31 Local Government Areas of the state are to participate in the festivalThe festival torch, which has been on the rounds of all the 31 participating local councils in the state, was received in Onna during the week by Council Chairman, Imo Atat.The state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Monday Ebong Uko told the media in Uyo that this year’s festival will definitely be an improvement “on the fantastic event we had last year. This year, His Excellency has approved cash awards to the leading Local Governments who stand to cart home N10m, N5m and N2m respectively to help develop sports infrastructure in their local government councils.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Draw Ceremony of the 2nd Akwa Ibom State Youth Sports Festival is scheduled to hold today at the Civil Service Auditorium in Uyo, with Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, listed to be at the event.Draw in team events, especially football, Mascot and Theme Songs are the major highlight of the ceremony thursday.Meanwhile, the Opening Ceremony for the youth sports festival earlier scheduled for March 5 has been moved by 24 hours to Tuesday, March 6, organisers announced wednesday.last_img read more

Stand-off between Michael Essien and father resolved amicably

first_imgGhana midfielder Michael Essien has ended the misunderstanding with his father amicably after the Chelsea star phoned his dad this week.The world-class midfielder has resumed his support for the elderly man after the conversation to iron out their differences ended well.Mr. James Kweku Badu Essien, an ex-footballer, turned to the local media for over one year claiming the Chelsea star had neglected him, a charge Michael denies.Things got to a head last week when the father threatened to send the Chelsea star to court to stop him from using the family name.James, who played for Hearts of Oak in his playing days, was angry that the pair have not been in contact for a decade.But the Chelsea star has called the father to have the issue resolved with James insisting everything is okay. “My own son Michael Kwabena Amponsah Essien phoned me yesterday and we spoke at length,” James Essien told Asempa FM.“There was a misunderstanding between us but I want the world to know that we have solved this issue as father and son.“I am very happy that my son took the bold step to call me for us to solve this problem. All the problems have been solved. May God bless him.“I will never go to the radio station again or newspapers to talk about Michael in derogatory terms again.”Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more