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Monday, 1 October 2012

Charity Links 1/10/12




A new Scheme has been launched to help charities recruit investment professionals as Charity trustees.
The partnership will be run by Jane Tully, head of policy at the Charity Finance Group, together with Kate Rogers, client director at Schroders and chair of the Charity Investors' Group.

Aberdeen based public transport operator, FirstGroup, has revealed that its UK staff voted Macmillan Cancer Support to be its new national charity partner.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.firstgroup.com/corporate/latest_news/?id=008721

The Harley Staples Cancer Trust in Leicester has won a new £250,000 Persimmon Homes house in a charity competition to mark the housebuilder's 40th anniversary. The charity was one of over 3,000 nominations for the prize.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.harleystaples.co.uk/#/news/4547332915
For more information, please click on the following link: http://40.persimmonhomes.com/

A FUNDRAISING campaign got off to a flying start with thousands of pounds raised for charities. Students at Barton Court Grammar School in Canterbury collected £5,000 during the year and chose to share the bulk of the funds between 5 local, national and international causes.
The chosen charities are: Kent Air Ambulance, Pilgrims Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, UNICEF and the NSPCC.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Prefects-help-charities/story-17003297-detail/story.html

Smurfit Kappa UK, the integrated manufacturers of paper based packaging solutions are revelling in the success of what has been the biggest ever UK charity event of its kind for the company.

SERIOUSLY ill children will benefit from a partnership launched by Fulham Football Club and charity Shooting Star CHASE. The Craven Cottage-based club has chosen Shooting Star as its nominated charity for the 2012-2013 season.

SiteVisibility are always pleased to get involved in charitable, community and environmental projects and initiatives. This year, they chose to raise £1600 for children’s charity NSPCC.

The games industry gave 5 charities supporting disadvantaged kids big donation cheques recently. UK video games charity GamesAid recently revealed the winners of its 2012 member vote.
Action For Kids, Jigsaw4U, Small Steps, Special Effect and The Willow Foundation were the 5 charities that got votes from GamesAid members.
Each will receive £36,000 in funding. To be considered each charity had to have a turnover of £5m or less and running costs of no more than 30 per cent.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/gamesaid-reveals-successful-2012-charities/0103591

A Kidderminster law firm will be raising cash for an eye charity that supports blind and partially sighted people.
MFG solicitors will be collecting funds for Sight Concern by offering discounted will-writing from October 8th to 19th 2012.
The Birmingham Road based law firm raised more than £6,000 for the charity in May.

Outdoor media owner Ocean Outdoor has chosen London's Air Ambulance as its chosen charity. It will use its prominent outdoor digital sites to raise funds by promoting the organisation's work and supporting its fundraising.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.oceanoutdoor.com/

Ubisoft, in partnership with HMV and their nominated charity Teenage Cancer Trust, has announced that, with every purchase of Rocksmith from 28th September 2012 until Christmas – £5 will be donated to the charity.

Team members at the Wilkinson store, situated on Westham Road, Weymouth, have raised almost £2,500 following the launch of a new charity partnership.

HomeServe employees today proudly celebrated reaching their £1 million donation target for national charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care – some 6 months earlier than expected.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.equities.com/news/news-headline-story?dt=2012-09-25&val=517766&d=1&cat=headline

Belfast City Airport has announced it's Charity partner as Macmillan Cancer Support.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=6&doc_id=32514

British Franchise Association Chairman's Charity Day 2012.
The annual event raises money for a worthwhile cause selected by Michael Eyre, BFA Chairman, who this year chose Dementia Dog as his chosen charity. Dementia Dog is a new project, launched in conjunction with Dogs for the Disabled and other partners.

Sainsbury's Bletchley launches charity partnership MK Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Group.

Freeze Festival are proud to announce that - for the second year running - Snow-Camp will be the Charity partner for the forthcoming Freeze Festival event.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.freezefestival.com/news/charity-partner-for-freeze

Birmingham County FA are delighted to accounce their new charity partner as Help Harry Help Others for the 2012-2013 season. 
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.birminghamfa.com/news/2012/sep/new-charity-partner

Do you have a local community project or charity you are trying to raise money for? If you do then Weymouth College staff and students want to hear from you.
The College are looking for a local community project or charity to be their nominated charity for a year and be the beneficiary of any fundraising events they organise.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.weymouth.ac.uk/news/index.php?i=423

In May, Burnley Ultimate Dodgeball Club received funding from the “Big Lottery Fund – Awards For All” to help develop the sport.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.burnleyexpress.net/sport/burnley-sports-projects-receive-boost-1-4970041

The Trustees of the Manx Lottery Trust, as delegated partner of the Big Lottery Fund UK, are inviting applications from charities/organisations for extended term funding, available over a 30 month period, for projects that tackle three key areas.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.isleofman.com/News/article.aspx?article=47950

Mayor Charities

FORMER Mayor of Gedling Councillor Patricia Andrews will present a £10,000 cheque to the NHS Hospitals Trust in Arnold.

The Mayor of Westhoughton, Cllr Ryan Battersby, took to the streets with the Dalek to boost funds for his two mayoral charities, Ovarian Cancer UK and KiDs in Bolton.

An MP has welcomed the award of £1 million to a community scheme from the Big Lottery Fund. The Rural Community Council (Leicestershire and Rutland) will use the cash to encourage people to live more sustainable lives.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Grant-welcomed/story-16980359-detail/story.html

Former South Tyneside Mayor, Coun Eileen Leask, has chosen the South Tyneside MS Society; WHIST (Women's Health in South Tyneside) and the South Tyneside branch of Diabetes UK as her chosen charities.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/community/mayor-s-charity-shares-out-15-000-1-4960147

Mayor of Ellesmere Port to host quiz night at Sea Cadets Centre. All money raised will be donated to the mayor's nominated charities for her year in office – including local youth projects, Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Women's Hospital.

Former Mayor's charities have 15000 reasons to be happy.Three local charities have benefited to the tune of £15,550 from monies raised by the former Mayor of South Tyneside.

Three local charities will be getting their share of over £4,700 from last year’s Mayor of Corby, Cllr Gail McDade.

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