Three more nude fundraising calendars

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Trading Volunteering Howard Lake | 26 November 2003 | News The property industry fundraising calendar was dreamed up by Goldcrest Homes after one of its staff appeared semi-naked in a recent advertising campaign. The company then persuaded others working in the industry to appear in a nude calendar to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Hospital, the NSPCC, Chicken Shed Theatre Company, the Variety Club, and other charities.The response to the request was so positive that the calendar, launched on 21 November 2003, features 18 months rather than the standard 12. The calendar features staff from Goldcrest Homes, Prime Place Homes, Crest Nicholson, Currell Estate Agents, and Linden Homes, amongst others. All the models appear semi-nude and although their faces are not shown in the calendar, a clue is given to reveal their identity.So far the calendar has raised £50,000. It is available from Goldcrest Homes on 0207 348 6681.The “Heavenly Hunks” of Portsmouth Cathedral Choir Association have published another fundraising calendar after the success of their first. Last year’s raised raised £3,000 for the EC Roberts Centre in Portsmouth. This year’s edition has already generated orders from Thailand, Australia and the USA. Three more nude fundraising calendarscenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today 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. The phenomenon of stripping off to raise funds for charities continues unabated.Three of the latest nude fundraising calendars are those of builders in north Cornwall, property industry workers, and male members of a cathedral choir.The 24 builders are raising money for Boscastle Church with their calendar, launched today. The Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Bill Ind, has given the calendar his blessing. Advertisementlast_img read more

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First FLORA Family Marathon launched

first_img Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis First FLORA Family Marathon launched Howard Lake | 27 January 2005 | News Participating families will be encouraged to use the event to raise money for one of the official charities, chosen by the celebrities.“Families” in this case can mean any group of friends, colleagues, or relatives.All participants will run the finalmile together on 17 April 2005, the day of the FLORA London Marathon.Registered families are encouraged to create a sponsorship page at Justgiving.com to help them fundraise.Registration costs £10.center_img 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.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Celebrities including Lorraine Kelly, Sir Steve Redgrave, and Gordon Ramsay have helped launch a campaign to get 20,000 families across theUK fit and active and raise £200,000 for charity, primarily online via Justgiving.The inaugural FLORA Family Marathon encourages families to complete their own marathon over five weeks by dividing the 26.2 mile distance between them.To help them with their challenge, the celebrities and their families will be leading the initiative and acting as Celebrity Marathon “buddies”. Participating families will be invited to nominate one of these to be their very own celebrity buddy, whom they will receive SMS and emailtraining tips and hints from throughout their training. Advertisementlast_img read more

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New credit card gift requirements threaten Gift Aid records management

first_img Howard Lake | 6 March 2006 | News New credit card gift requirements threaten Gift Aid records management 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.  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Visa and Mastercard’s new requirement that organisations that accept credit or debit card donations capture the three-digit card security code could jeopardise charities’ ability to store Gift Aid declarations effectively, argues the Institute of Fundraising. It recommends charities contact their acquiring bank for ./guidance.Following the new mandate from Visa and Mastercard, the Institute of Fundraising has warned all fundraising organisations that accept credit or debit card donations to contact their acquiring bank.The new mandate will require charities to capture the three-digit card security code, featured on the reverse of the credit card, when accepting donations from cardholders that are not present, (e.g. postal, telephone and online donations). Failure to collect this code may result in the acquiring bank’s refusal to process donations. These changes are imminent, coming into effect from as early as April 2006. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Finance Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising is concerned that charities have not been consulted about these changes, and that there is no clear ./guidance about these developments. The new mandate presents a number of challenges to charities, particularly in respect of postal donations.The requirement for card security codes to be destroyed after transactions are processed presents a significant challenge for charities whose donation forms also include Gift Aid declarations. These have to be stored in order to ensure that the charity qualifies for the tax reclaim on the gift. The requirement to destroy all or even part of this form could present significant problems for charities when they undergo Gift Aid audits, thereby threatening some of the half a billion pounds income that charities receive from Gift Aid each year.Charities might be able to change their online and telephone based donation handling system, although at some cost, but changes to printed donation forms are not so simple.For charities to restructure and reprint donation forms in order to comply with the mandate will take time, and can not be implemented within a month. Direct mail campaigns, trading catalogues and many other printed donation forms have already been printed and some are intended to be available for months at a time.Charities will not welcome being asked to pay to redesign and reprint most or all of their donation forms in order to comply with the mandate.Megan Pacey, Director of Policy & Campaigns at the Institute of Fundraising, said: “It is clear that the changes that this mandate enact create significant challenges for many UK fundraisers. “The timescale within which charities are expected to turn around these changes are largely unrealistic and demonstrates a lack of understanding about the sector and, specifically, the other information that charities are required to collect in order to maximise the donations.”The Institute of Fundraising has sought advice from APACS who recommend that each individual charity contact and seek ./guidance from their acquiring bank.last_img read more

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Simon NI receives another big pay out

first_img Tagged with: corporate Ireland Northern Ireland  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 June 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Simon NI receives another big pay out The Simon Community Northern Ireland has received another big pay out from construction company Northstone as part of its Safety Challenge fundraising initiative.Northstone handed over a cheque for £188,428 to the homelessness charity, making a total of £369,000 donated so far.The Northstone Group is part of CRH, Ireland’s largest company. It launched its Simon Safety Challenge in July 2007 as a way of further encouraging and raising awareness among its workforce to undertake their duties as safely as possible. In doing so the Simon Community NI benefited from the company’s contract sites and work locations remaining accident free.The money donated from Northstone in 2008 enabled Simon Community to furnish a 15 bed temporary accommodation project.The Safety Challenge operates throughout Ireland with local Simon Communities in the Republic of Ireland receiving significant support over the last two years. The monetary contribution from CRH to the Simon Communities around Ireland in the first two years of the CRH Simon Safety Challenge is 1.62 million euros.www.simoncommunity.org 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.last_img read more

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Asda raises over £250k for British Heart Foundation in one month

first_img 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.  65 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 May 2014 | News Tagged with: corporatecenter_img Advertisement Over 400 Asda stories raised £274,413 during February this year for the British Heart Foundation. The 434 stores joined in BHF’s Ramp up the Red fundraising campaign during that month, and hosted fundraising activities including tombolas, collections and red raffles.Stores also sold BHF pin badges and jute bags, with 36p from each sale being donated to BHF.Store managers got involved by taking part in a pedometer challenge.The success involved preparation of course, with Asda’s network of Community Life Champions encouraging colleagues to join in, and organising fundraising activity in their stores.Defibrillators in every storeThe partnership will result in a defibrillator being placed in every one of the company’s 609 stores, depots and offices by the end of 2014. Asda will then become the first large retailer in the UK to commit to having CPR trained employees and a public access defibrillator in every store. Asda raises over £250k for British Heart Foundation in one monthlast_img read more

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Indiana Crops Trying to Turn the Corner after Rough Start

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 13, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Crops Trying to Turn the Corner after Rough Start Indiana crops turning betterIndiana weather has been hard on crops this year but one agronomist based in the state is thinking positive thoughts. Kirby Bacon says many fields are improving a little bit after overcoming problems like seedling blight right from the start.“The conditions in a lot of places other than those areas that are drowned out have improved to the point where we’ve gotten the right amounts of rainfall at the right time,” he said. “So, I actually feel a little bit better about most of the circumstances that we have out there than I did earlier on. A lot of these plants that had seedling blight issues early on have recovered reasonably well because we haven’t gone through that extend dry period.”One part of the state even shows signs of excellent crops.“Further north as we get closer towards Michigan we’ve got a lot of those sandier soil types that move a lot of water through a soil profile very quickly, we do have some areas in that part of the state I think that look as good as they ever have. So, I’m very encouraged to say that despite the fact that we’ve got some real challenges in some of our productive areas, we’ve also got some areas that are looking as good or better than they have in the past.”He told HAT farmers should be most concerned right now with plant populations and stand counts. Scouting now to have that information is a must.“While you’re scouting of course, that’s a great time to pick up those ideas about how much weed pressure you have in those low areas of the field where you have a reduced stand count in your population. There’s a good chance you won’t have as good a canopy, so therefore you can have some weed breaks in those areas. So, I’m absolutely a huge proponent of getting out there and doing those stand counts, seeing what that population wound up being and making sure we’ve got good weed control in places where our population isn’t as dense.”Bacon is a technical agronomist with DEKALB-Asgrow. Hear more in the full HAT interview:Mid-July crop update Indiana Crops Trying to Turn the Corner after Rough Start Previous articleBearish News from USDA in July ReportNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 13, 2017 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Faith: Building Community Pew by Pew

first_imgFaith Leader Q&A Interview Faith: Building Community Pew by Pew By MARY TRETTER Lake Avenue Communications Director with MARY BOYLE & NANCY SMITH Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 9:30 am Subscribe Community News When Mary Boyle first received the invitation she thought it was a great idea and was looking forward to meeting people, especially being fairly new to the Lake Avenue Church community.She shared, “As often happens at church, worshipers find themselves sitting in the same general area and pews of the Worship Center each week. We smile and say hello to the people we sit near, but usually don’t really have an opportunity to get to know them.”Recently Tom and Nancy Smith came up with an idea for their Section M, rows 1 through 14 worshipers. They decided to host a “Get to Know Our Family” potluck lunch at their home. For the next two weeks they placed colorful invitations on the seats in those rows inviting whoever sat there to the potluck. Guests were invited to bring a dish to share  a favorite or cultural specialty.Boyle continued, “My husband and I decided to go because we love to meet people and feel more a part of things at Lake. Sunday, August 21, over 40 LAC worshipers came to the potluck. The next few hours were spent eating delicious food and getting to know each other. We now have names and blossoming friendships with our section neighbors.”When asked to share why she decided to do this, Nancy said “Everyone has a need to build relationships where they worship but there isn’t time for that on a Sunday morning, so I thought we could create an opportunity for just that. I was inspired to help people follow through on our church’s Guiding Statement, emphasizing the second Community Essential: Learning in Diverse Communities.”Everyone loved the idea for helping make this large diverse congregation into a smaller community of new friends. The gathering was made up of all ages and backgrounds; some have attended Lake Avenue for years but there were many newcomers as well.Nancy continued, “Until you know some names and faces and share a meal together with people in our ‘unexpected family,’ a Worship Center like ours can feel big and lonely. Spending time together outside of the church building shrinks the facility and builds the Church Body. Everyone benefits. It wasn’t hard, and it has been very rewarding! You can even contact me if you want help with planning, just e-mail me at [email protected] or call (626) 817-4568.”In closing Boyle said, “As relatively new members of the LAC community, this simple, casual get together made my husband and I feel especially welcomed and at home.” It’s Community Weekend! Visit us in the Lobby where you can connect with groups and ministries!Lake Avenue Church, 393 North Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit www.lakeave.org. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: If the 2019 City Council At-Large election was held today, what three (3) potential candidates would you vote for?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Three cups of milk a day? That may be too many

first_imgFederal dietary guidelines recommending that Americans of all ages consume three cups per day of reduced fat milk or other dairy products may be influenced more by lobbying from the dairy industry than by scientific evidence, according to a new commentary co-authored by Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. He and co-author David Ludwig of Boston Children’s Hospital argue that a broader range of recommendations for milk consumption may be more appropriate.The commentary was published online July 1 in JAMA Pediatrics.Adults who eat a healthy diet may already be getting sufficient vitamin D and bone-building calcium from other sources such as kale or fortified orange juice, according to the researchers. Children may need the recommended daily glasses of milk if they have poor diets; however whether they should be drinking whole or skim milk is up for debate.While federal guidelines call for fat-free or reduced fat milk to protect against obesity, the researchers counter that it may have the opposite effect. Fats are digested slowly, leaving people fuller for longer. Reducing dietary fat may prompt some to eat more in order to feel satiated, they write. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Author reads flash-fiction on apocalypses

first_imgEmily McConville The Creative Writing Program hosted author Lucy Corin Wednesday evening in the Hammes bookstore to read from her latest book, “One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses.”The Creative Writing Program hosted a reading by Lucy Corin Wednesday night in Hammes Notre Dame bookstore. After a brief introduction from Steve Tomasula, professor of English, Corin read excerpts from her latest book “One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses,” a collection of short pieces centering around an apocalypse.“The idea came from a personal challenge,” Corin said. “I’d take any idea or bit of writing I had and turn it into an apocalypse. I had put together a book, but I didn’t know how to make it a good book.”The book consists of 100 apocalypses: there are three longer stories followed by a set of flash fictions, or short short-stories sometimes lasting just a few lines long, Corin said. At the event, the author read more than a dozen of her flash fictions.While all of Corin’s pieces are centered around an apocalypse, the crisis itself is not always styled in the typical manner, she said. The topics, instead, are widely varied: a new mother on maternity leave kills her child because it’s too much work; an unknown narrator describes how to tell if a girl has lost her virginity; a daughter comes home to see that her father has been cut in half by a garage door. According to Corin, some are more experimental in style than others.Following her reading of one of her flash fiction pieces, titled “Hangings,” she said the story is “supposed to get all messed up with your perceptions.”After the reading, Corin answered questions from the audience. Many of the questions were centered around the dark themes in her book, as well as in her other books, including “Everyday Psycho Killers — A History For Girls.” She explained that as a child, her sister had always been far more interested in the macabre than she had been.“I just fell into the tunnel. I had a relationship [with dark material], but it was a wary one,” Corin said.In the 1990s, Corin said she noticed the cyclic relationship people had with terrible events, such as brutal killings and kidnappings, especially during many prevalent cases that were shown on television at the time.“You’d watch yourself move from pleasure to self-aware pleasure to disgust at yourself for enjoying it,” she said. “I used to kind of sneer at people who didn’t want to see that sort of thing in movies. I was like, ‘Come on, it’s about murder, we love that!’ But I get it now.”Corin said is currently working on a novel, “The Swank Hotel.”“I have my psychopath book, I have my apocalypse book, but I’m trying to remove myself from that sort of thinking when I’m not working on it,” she said.Tags: author reading, author reading in hammes, creative writing program, lucy corin, one hundred apocalypses and other apocalypseslast_img read more

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