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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Charity Links 27/09/2011

Airbus' Direct Entry Graduates are aiming to raise the ambitious target of £20,000 to raise money for CLIC Sargent, Airbus' charity partner of the year. CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people, and provides clinical, practical and emotional support.

Please provide your support by bidding for some of our exciting promises that have been kindly donated by companies and individuals, both local and nation wide.

Courtyard Arts Centre is looking for a charity partner.

Interviews with shortlisted charities to follow on Thursday, September 29 2011
For more information on the scheme call Lucy Wells on 01432 346505 or email 

Crystal Palace Football Club official Charity Partner is St. Christophers Hospice.     

Organisers of the biggest event in Welsh horseracing, The Coral Welsh National, have announced that Disability Sport Wales has become their official charity partner. Disability Sport Wales patron is Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE.

Chepstow Racecourse previously supported the ‘Noah's Ark Appeal' as its official charity for the 2010 Welsh Grand National.

Contact: Richard Holland, Executive Director at Chepstow Racecourse.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) recently announced the appointment of Help for Heroes as its UK Charity of the Year for 2011-2012. Chosen by its own UK colleagues after a rigorous selection process, Marsh &
McLennan Companies aims to raise £150,000 for Help for Heroes during the 18-month partnership.

Contact: Zara Adams, UK Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Marsh & McLennan Companies’ previous Charity of the Year partnership was with CLIC Sargent, an organisation which aims to ease the burden of childhood cancer on children, young people and their families, came to a close in June 2011.
For more information on Marsh & McLennan Companies Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility please click the links below:

Children's Sunshine Home is delighted that IKEA, everyone's favourite home furniture store has chosen us as their Charity of the Year for 2011 and 2012.

To view more information on the IKEA Corporate Social Responsibility programme please click on the links below:

Mothercare’s Charity Partner is Save the Children.
For further information on Mothercare’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, please click on the links below:

Prolog’s Commercial Director, Ian Dignum to get more information on Prolog please click here:  

Essex Air Ambulance has scored a boost to its fundraising after being adopted as a charity partner by Colchester United.

For more information, click on the link below:

Contact: Nina Benscher, Essex Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager.

The Football club launched the new Charity Partnership Scheme last year, to help promote good causes. The other chosen charities for this season are Canine Partners, Crossroads Care and Colchester Gateway Clubs.

Midfielder, Kemal Izzet, has been chosen as the player charity ambassador for the season.

Wanderers are proud to launch a series of initiatives, which will benefit the Football League's official charity partner - the Help The Hospices campaign - over the course of the 2011/12 season.

Following the success of fundraising activities in previous years with Scannappeal, Kids In Sport and Marie Curie Cancer Care, the club has pledged to support a number of hospices, helping them to raise money and improve public awareness to enable them to continue their excellent work.


BBC Breakfast presenter and Wycombe fan Bill Turnbull - also a patron of IRHH.
Chris Thomas, Chief Executive of Wycombe Wanderers
Linda Petrons, Corporate Fundraiser at Iain Rennie Hospice

The 2011 Tour de Jewson cycling marathon will launch on the 12 September in a bid to raise money for Jewson's 'together' charity partner Barnardo's. Since its launch in 2002, Jewson’s ‘together’ charity programme has raised over £2 million for some great causes including the British Heart Foundation, Great Ormond Street, Cancer Research UK and Help the Hospices. The programme encourages Jewson staff, their families, customers and suppliers to organise and participate in a range of activities to support the nominated charity through fundraising and volunteering.

Keyline Builders Merchants support The Prostate Cancer Charity as their beneficiary Charity. The partnership aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer amongst its staff and customers, and raise funds for the Charity through a combination of cause-related marketing and employee fundraising. Initially, Keyline pledged a target of £25k for 2010, having previously only ever raised £5k for charity, but through the phenomenal efforts of staff and customers they have raised in excess of £145,000 for the Charity in the first year of the partnership.

The Prostate Cancer Charity partnership started in November 2009, initially for two years with the aim of raising awareness of prostate cancer amongst its staff and customers, and raise funds for the Charity through a combination of cause-related marketing and employee fundraising.

This partnership has recently been extended for a further 2 years until the end of 2013. To contact click here:

Links of London has joined up with charity FEED to produce a collection of friendship bracelets.

Links of London CEO: Andrew Marshall
FEED Co-Founder and CEO: Lauren Bush

Scotmid Co-operative has launched its 2011-12 charity partnership of the year with youth charity The Prince’s Trust Scotland, pledging to raise over £120,000 for disadvantaged young Scots.

ScotMid Chief Executive: John Brodie
Julie Campbell Head of Fundraising, The Prince's Trust Scotland

Make Architects has become the first architecture practice to become a foundation partner of property industry charity LandAid.


Make’s Founding Partner: Ken Shuttleworth
President of LandAid: Mike Slade Charity Partner is Computer Aid.

John Deane, Chief Executive of Royal London’s intermediary division, is cycling 949km through France to raise money for 2 Charities.

Deane will be part of a group of senior executives from the financial services industry, known as the Money Spinners  Alzheimer’s Research UK, Royal London's national charity partner, and Alzheimer’s Society, the nominated charity of the Moneyspinners, will both benefit from the marathon cycle ride.

In 2010, Deane raised more than £5,000 for Royal London’s previous national charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, by cycling coast to coast across England, Wales and Ireland, from Lowestoft to Dingle Bay.

For information on BGC Partner's Annual Charity Trading Day please click the following link:

A PARALYMPIC fencing star has become an ambassador for Warrington's chosen charity of the year. Adrian Derbyshire, Britain's wheelchair fencing champion is now a patron for Birtchwood-based Brainwave.

Children in Need is looking to brands to provide more marketing support ahead of this year’s November telethon as it unveils a raft of new corporate partners. Peugeot will be among a group of brands joining existing partners, such as Asda, Boots, Welcome Break and Greggs. The car maker will donate a car and a trip to the Le Mans 24-hour motor race to be auctioned by the charity.

Lego, Debenhams, Domino’s Pizza, Cineworld and Bosch are also working with the charity for the first time in 2011. Lego will create a building-block model of Children in Need mascot Pudsey the bear, while department store Debenhams will be involved in a joint fashion initiative.

Other partners will take part in various projects from staff fundraising to selling merchandise branded by the charity.

Chester based Christmas Card supplier Festive Collection has announced the list of charity partners that they will be supporting with their 2011 Christmas card range. This year's list of partners includes well known charities such as The British Heart Foundation and the NSPCC as well as lesser known ones such as BEN, an automotive industry charity.

To visit their website, please click on the weblink below:

Steve Dedo, Marketing Director for Festive Collection

Etape Caledonia announced recently that Marie Curie Cancer Care as its new charity partner as registrations opened for the hugely successful closed road sportive which will take place on May 13, 2012. The partnership will see Marie Curie join forces with this prestigious event for the next 3 years. Funds raised by participants will help provide free nursing care and support for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes or in one of the charity's hospices.

James Robinson, Managing Director of IMG Challenger World
Marie Curie Cancer Care's Director of Fundraising, Fabian French

To get further information, please click on the link below:

One of the most sought-after cars in Britain is to be the star Charity auction prize at this year’s prestigious London Press Club Ball.

More than 400 of Britain’s leading journalists, media executives and VIP guests will be able to bid for a year’s driving of the award-winning new Range Rover Evoque .

Funds raised will be used to support the Journalists’ Charity which was set up nearly 150 years ago to help journalists and their families who fall on hard times – in print and now on air and online.


London Press Club Ball Chairman: Philippa Kennedy OBE
Journalists’ Charity Chairman: Bill Hagerty

Merseyside Young Professionals Charity Ball, Crowne Plaza, was held on Friday 14th October 2011, 7.00pm For further information please click on:

The annual Merseyside Young Professionals' Charity Ball is of the highlights of the Young Professionals' calendar, the Ball took place at the Crowne Plaza on Friday 14th October 2011.

This year’s chosen charity is the Kayla Jones Trust and the theme is ‘Made in Liverpool’ celebrating the city, its people and culture. The event will be sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment.

The MYP Charity Ball is in aid of the Kayla Jones Trust, a campaign designed to raise awareness and to educate people about regressive autism. Kayla is a four year old local girl who suffers from severe regressive autism. There is a wide range of treatments available such as the Applied Behaviour Analysis treatment; however none are publically funded and can be extremely costly.

The Blackstone Group’s head of European private equity and senior managing director Joe Baratta and CCMP Capital partner Tom Walker have become board members of the Private Equity Foundation, which was the first recipient of
investment from the government's Big Society initiative. For more information click below:

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Sightsavers has been selected as the charity partner in the Financial Times lucrative seasonal appeal.

The international development charity was selected in a global staff vote and is the second international charity selected by FT staff in a row following last year’s partnership with Action Against Hunger. Over the past 5 years the newspaper has raised more than £6m for its featured charities. The 2011-2012 appeal could prove yet more lucrative for Sightsavers as Standard Chartered has pledged to match all donations made during the appeal.

The fundraising and awareness-raising campaign is due to kick off on 30 November with a photography auction at the Getty Gallery in London. Sightsavers projects and issues will also be highlighted editorially in the newspaper.


Caroline Harper, Sightsavers Chief Executive

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership is named as Lincoln City Football Club's 2011/12 Charity Partner.

To view further information, please click on the following link:,,10440~2449022,00.html

MK Dons have partnered with Willen Hospice following the Football Leagues initiative in selecting Help The Hospices as their Official Charity Partner for the 2011/12 season. The Club will raise awareness and vital funds for the Hospice.

To get further information, please click on the following link:

Cancer Research UK sin in partnership with TK Maxx. To view further information on TK Maxx please click on the following weblinks:

Bupa has chosen Diabetes UK to be the charity partner for the Bupa Great Run Series from 2012. This should generate over £1 million a year for the charity.

To get further information on this partnership and Bupa please click on the following weblinks:

SSAFA Forces Help is delighted to be nominated once again as the DSEi exhibition's official Charity partner. To get further information on this partnership, please click on the following weblinks:

Gladstone Brookes is proud to announce its new role as a charity partner with the Warrington Wolves Charity Foundation.

The Warrington Wolves Foundation is a registered charity that is affiliated to the Warrington Wolves Rugby League Football Club. The Foundation is a registered charity working within the local community of Warrington and through the umbrella of sport they work in four key areas: health, education, young people and social welfare.

The funding provided by Gladstone Brookes will be used to support the running costs of the Wolf Den and subsidise existing projects. It is hoped that Gladstone Brookes generous action will help touch hundreds of children within the local community over the next 12 months.

Director of Gladstone Brookes: Lisa ONeill 
The Warrington Wolves Foundation Director: Neil Kelly

Head of Marketing: David Taylor

Gladstone Brookes Ltd,
Crossens Way, Marine Drive,
PR9 9LY, Tel: 0844 858 1570
Southport, Merseyside, UK,

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