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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Charity Links 11/11/12



The Charity Commission is planning to contest a decision by a Cabinet Office that the commission website must be merged into the Inside Government section of gov.uk, the new single web portal for central government.

New tools help introduce new trustees to duties - Charity Commission
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/RSS/News/pr_new_trustee_tools.aspx

Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show is pleased to announce that it is returning for its ninth year to raise money for Cancer Support Scotland and The Sandpiper Trust.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2012/11/edinburgh-charity-fashion-show-2013/

A YEAR of fundraising by Plymouth Flower Club has raised £800 for a local bereavement charity.The club, which has almost 90 members, decided 12 months ago to make Jeremiah's Journey its charity for the year.Next year's (2013) nominated charity is Headway, which supports people who have suffered head injuries.

Organisers of the Rotherham Real Ale and Music festival have ridden into the record books after raising £40,000 for four local good causes.
The money raised at the popular four day event will be divided between the Rotherham Hospice, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Magna educational trust, with each receiving £10,000.

The discounted fashion and sports brands retailer is the official clearance partner of The Retail Park Venues' merchandise, and has taken the opportunity to boost fundraising efforts for its charity partner Teenage Cancer Trust.

BBC Radio Devon in an appeal for a new appeal.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20235285

Santander chooses Clic Sargent as its charity of the year for 2013
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/content/contact-us-0
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.aboutsantander.co.uk/csr/csr-news/santander-chooses-clic-sargent-as-its-2013-charity-of-the-year.aspx



Bells Whisky is supporting Help for Heroes.


Chelsea sign new deal with Right to Play. Chelsea Football Club are delighted to announce we have extended our relationship with global charity partner Right to Play for another three years.
This new agreement follows a groundbreaking 6 year partnership.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.chelseafc.com/chelsea-article/article/2973547

Everton FC squad gets naked for charity calendar named 12 Shades of Blue.


A project from a Brighton-based charity to help people in East Timor survive tuberculosis (TB) has won the support of Bupa International.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/regional/bupa-in-partnership-with-tb-charity-1-4464832

Dyslexia Action is proud to of today been named a KPMG charity partner of the year. The professional services firm, has announced two new national charity partnerships for the coming two years: Action for Literacy and housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Kidderminster-based solar installer Eco2Solar has revealed that it has adopted Acorns Children's Hospice Trust as its chosen charity of the year. The firm will donate £10 for each solar array that the company installs.

CH&CO partners with children's charity Kids Company to build a mobile kitchen for disadvantaged children in London.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.eventmagazine.co.uk/Business/article/1158202/ch-co-partners-childrens-charity/

A Shropshire business intelligence agency, Telford-based Purple Frog Systems Ltd has come to the aid of a local charity by donating thousands of pounds worth of consultancy which will enable the accurate and timely analysis of the vital work it does across Africa.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.midlandsbusinessnews.co.uk/2012/11/local-partnership-aids-charity-in-africa/

SWINDON office workers Clare McDougall and Tom Matthews were members of the fourth, and final, npower boat to cross the Channel in aid of the company’s charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10029108.Swindon_rowers_net_cash/

Do you know anyone who works for Computacenter?
Alzheimer's Society has been shortlisted to become one of Computacenter's next charity partners and we need your help to win the staff vote. This is a fantastic opportunity to partner with one of the UK's top technology companies.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=1386

The 2013 Extreme Medicine Conference hosted at Harvard Medical School is proud to announce its charity partner for 2013.

Leeds: Charity shops sell stars' jackets in fundraising appeal.

The British Red Cross has recently launched a charity shops loyalty card, rewarding customers with points for spending in its stores nationwide.

Get paid to work for a charity of your choice. People in Reading, Berkshire are being given a chance to work for a charity they are passionate about – and get paid for it. Charities will also be able to take advantage of skilled employees at no extra cost to themselves.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2123826_get_paid_to_work_for_a_charity_of_your_choice

2 cancer research charities based in the North West of England have merged, combining expertise on patients and the causes of cancer. North West Cancer Research Fund and Clatterbridge Cancer Research are now known as North West Cancer Resarch Incorporating Clatterbridge Cancer Research.

Mayor Charity of the Year.

Reading mayor's £32000 for local good causes.
Last year's Mayor of Reading handed out a pot of cash worth £32,000 to mark the end of her time in office. Councillor Debs Edwards held a reception in the Mayor's Parlour on Thursday last week to distribute the money to her chosen charities.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2123771_reading_mayors_32000_for_local_good_causes

The Hargreaves Dementia Trust, a registered charity, founded last year by the then Mayor, Coun Tom Hargreaves, was officially launched by the Mayor of St Helens.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.sthelensreporter.co.uk/news/local/mayor-opens-new-dementia-trust-unit-1-5107745

Singers to join mayor to raise money for charity. Choristers from the Lexden Chorus are to perform to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund, one of mayor Christopher Arnold's chosen charities for the year.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Clr David Ridgway, has chosen the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust – an organisation that supports the benefit and welfare of soldiers of The Yorkshire Regiment and their families as their charity partner.

A former mayor of St Albans has presented her chosen charities with the money she raised for them during her year in office. Councillor Aislinn Lee raised £26,000 for Sure Start and the St Albans and Hertsmere Women's Refuge during her mayoral year.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/10029160.Former_mayor_raises___26_000_for_charity/

A former Thetford mayor has handed over more than £1,000 to a charity that she says 'touches everyone'. Pauline Quadling was at St Nicholas Hospice Care on Tuesday to donate £1,180 raised during her year in office.

It was fun for all when Snaith and Cowick Mayor Greta Laughton hosted a charity night to raise cash for this year's mayor's charities, the Snaith community playing field association and Help for Heroes.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.goolecourier.co.uk/news/local-news/town-mayor-hosts-charity-night-1-5096448

Youth group Y Sort-It is celebrating a cash boost from the Big Lottery Fund. The £292,236 award to the group's youth information and support network project will help provide assistance to young carers, aged 12 to 18 years.

Droitwich Mayor appeals for donations. Money raised from the event will go towards the mayor's two chosen charities - Sight Concern Worcestershire and Friends of Droitwich Spa Lido.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.droitwichstandard.co.uk/2012/11/09/news-Mayor-appeals-for-donations-55212.html

Over £26000 was raised for charity by the former Mayor of St Albans, Councillor Aislinn Lee, during her Mayoral year 2011-2012.

A CHARITY providing life-changing support to children with autism have been awarded £605,903 by the Big Lottery Fund. The Tailor Ed Foundation, who were set up five years ago, have become a? lifeline to 150 autistic kids and their families in Edinburgh.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/autism-charitys-60k-big-lottery-1429706

Lottery Funding

Thanks to an award from the Big Lottery Fund's Heroes Return 2 programme, 87-year-old George Davies from Monmouth will return to Sri Lanka in January to recall the role he played during the Second World War and retrace his steps for the last time.

Central Ayrshire MP Brian Donohoe was delighted to learn of the Big Lottery Fund's award of funding to a group in his constituency as part of the Awards for All programme. Irvine Sub Aqua Club has recently received a £10,000 award.

Grimsby has been given an award from the Big Lottery Fund will give the north end of the resort £1 million to be spent on community projects in Croft Baker and Sidney Sussex wards over the next ten years as part of its Big Local project.

THE Dover Detainee Visitor Group (DDVG) has been awarded £200,000 in funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The "Reaching Communities" grant will be used by the charity over three years.

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