Record 220 organisations to take part in today’s City Giving Day

first_imgThe Lord Mayor said:“The City has so much great community work going on but often we don’t shout loudly enough about all we do. Every year, City Giving Day has been getting bigger and better and 2017 is no different. I am thrilled that a record 220 companies are taking part, from Canary Wharf to the West End, each with their own unique projects happening from dawn until dusk supporting a fantastic range of important causes. I’m so pleased to see businesses across London making a real difference.”Last year’s event saw 211 organisations take part, raising over £300,000 for more than 200 charities. 82% of the companies that took part thought it had helped to inspire more colleagues to fundraise, volunteer and become more involved in charitable activity.This year, the Lord Mayor’s Appeal supports LSO Discovery, St Paul’s Music Outreach and Music in Hospitals.  121 total views,  1 views today City Giving Day takes place in London today, with 220 organisations taking part – the biggest total yet.Led by Dr Andrew Parmley, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, City Giving Day celebrates the value of the City to society. It champions activities, such as CSR, philanthropy, and volunteering, that companies undertake as part of their commitment to supporting charity, society, the community and the environment in which they work, and also aims to encourages more people to take part.The Lord Mayor will first welcome heads of City businesses to the London Stock Exchange to join him in opening the markets, officially starting City Giving Day. He will then take to the streets of the Square Mile, visiting participating firms and learning more about their individual projects. The Lord Mayor will also join in some of City Giving Day events being hosted, with a number of organisations inviting the Lord Mayor to accept a ‘challenge’ – from laying a brick at Sir Robert McAlpine to a game of Batak at M&G Investments.The Lady Mayoress, the two Sheriffs and six Aldermen will visit over forty different firms from West End to Canary Wharf.Activities throughout the day include a CIBC World Markets’ peddle bus which will tour the City for seven hours raising money for their three charity partners, Investec’s “Dragon’s Den” style event, during which they will give away seed funding to social impact initiatives and The Don’s Long Long Lunch. Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility London Melanie May | 26 September 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img Advertisement 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.  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Record 220 organisations to take part in today’s City Giving Daylast_img read more

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Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miami

first_imgFebruary 17, 2019 /Sports News – National Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miami Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Cunningham/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after he got into an argument with a couple in Miami.The Miami-Herald reports Watson posted bond and was released from a Miami-Dade County Jail.According to police, Walton’s car was blocking the entrance to the parking garage at his condo building and an argument started when a couple in another car asked him to move his car.Walton became angry when a woman in the car began filming the incident and allegedly grabbed the phone from her.Both Walton and the woman suffered scratches following the incident, according the police.The 21-year old played at the University of Miami and was drafted in the fourth round by the Bengals last year.Walton appeared in just six games in his rookie season and rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Ivan Neville, DJ Logic & More Lead Jam Cruise Post-Party [Videos]

first_imgMonday marked Jam Cruise 16’s jubilant return to the Port of Miami and, along with it, The Post Cruise Party featuring Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with special guests Ivan Neville, DJ Logic and Mike Dillon at Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With many Jam Cruisers resting and rehabbing or making their way home from their 5-day musical adventure on the high seas, South Floridians were treated with a taste of what it’s like to experience the music of Jam Cruise–on dry land. DJ Logic spun retro hip-hop classics for the first hour of the night and got the crowd primed for what would prove to be an all-star evening in the true spirit of Jam Cruise.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe took the stage accompanied by DJ Logic and percussionist Mike Dillon and opened with The Allmans Brothers’ “Stand Back”, a call-back to his recent “Eat A Bunch of Peaches” Allmans-themed project, before moving into the energetic, saxophone-driven “Grunt > Mighty Mouse”. The band then progressed into Steely Dan’s “Show Biz Kids” which really got the crowd moving.Watch KDTU perform “Show Biz Kids” at Revolution Live below via CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:Ivan Neville made his way to the stage and provided vocals on “Gossip” and the 1969 classic “Let A Woman Be A Woman – And A Man Be A Man”. A stirring rendition of the KDTU original “Flute Down” from Dance Lesson #2 was next up, with DJ Logic providing dynamic background turntable effects.Watch KDTU perform “Flute Down” with special guests at Revolution Live below via CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:Special guest Shira Elias, vocalist from Turkuaz, accompanied Ivan on The Pointer Sisters’ 1974 sing-along “Yes We Can”. Ivan then sung lead on Junior Walker & The All Stars’ sexy 1969 Motown hit, “What Does It Take” leaving the band to groove into ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid”.Watch “What Does It Take” > “Just Got Paid” below via CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:The band finally closed their set with Ivan & Shira providing vocal support on “So Real”, before encoring with an all-out “Boogaloo” dance party featuring Mike Dillon and DJ Logic trading drum and turntable licks.Watch “So Real” and “My Baby Likes To Boogaloo” below via CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:“So Real”“My Baby Likes To Boogaloo”Full set audio provided by CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS with special thanks to Daniel Nolan below via MixCloud:[Cover photo via Instagram user @super_superfluous]last_img read more

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