10 self-denial fundraising campaigns

first_imgThis Lent, Cafod is fundraising to help provide more people with clean water. Its Turn on the Taps fast day took place on 19 February and asked Catholic communities to ‘turn on the taps and give clean water to people living in poverty’ this Lent. Melanie May | 24 February 2016 | News With Lent traditionally the time for self-denial, here are ten campaigns that take place throughout the calendar year, as well as in the run up to Easter, and ask people to give something up to raise funds for charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 9) WaterAid Jars of Change Lent appeal 2016Water Aid asks people to turn their coins into clean water with its Lent appeal by putting their small change into a jar every time they forgo a treat, and then donating the money they have saved to the charity. 8) Salvation Army Self Denial Appeal[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://youtu.be/deKA4-O-18I[/youtube] 4) Macmillan’s Go Sober OctoberMacmillan Cancer Support’s Go Sober October asks people to give up alcohol for the month of October to raise funds to help people with cancer, and raised more than £2.7m last year. 1)  British Heart Foundation DECHOX[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://youtu.be/Xbvfjd8cBJU[/youtube] 10) Cafod Turn on the Taps Lent appeal[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://youtu.be/8OZUQcN3fno[/youtube] Advertisement 3) Harrison’s FundHarrison’s Fund asks people to give up their treats in the run up to Easter and donate their saved cash to Great Ormond Street’s trials into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 2) Give it up for GOSH[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McemUtco6jA[/youtube] 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. 7) Church Urban Fund Give It Up for Lent[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ6s2R4D7AU[/youtube]center_img 6) Cancer Research UK Dryathlon[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfNrOpBSM5w[/youtube] Great Ormond Street Hospital asks people to give one thing up in January to raise funds for the charity. This new event asks people to help those who struggle to put food on the table with a range of fundraising ideas including Fast Friday giving up one or two meals every Friday and donating the money saved; Lenten Lunch – holding a simple lunch and donating money saved or raised, and taking part in 24 hour fast on March 12th. Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon saw 26,000 take part in January with the next one set to take place in September this year. Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas This long-standing campaign runs this year from Sunday 14 February to Sunday 20 March, with the money raised used to meet both evangelical and humanitarian need within the communities that receive the charity’s funding and support. The DECHOX sponsored challenge takes place in March and asks people to give up everything with cocoa in it for one month. Last year, more than 19,000 people took part, raising almost £800,000. 5) Alcohol Concern’s Dry January[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUK1iWw7IuU[/youtube] Alcohol Concern’s Dry January challenges people to give up the booze for 31 days. Last year saw 2 million people take part.  150 total views,  1 views today  151 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 10 self-denial fundraising campaignslast_img read more

Wolf Hall Star Lydia Leonard on Wicked Dreams & Corset Challenges

first_img Wolf Hall Part One View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 5, 2015 Age: 33Hometown: London, EnglandCurrent Role: A powerhouse Broadway debut as Anne Boleyn, the calculating second wife of King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall: Parts One and Two.Stage & Screen Cred: Before originating the role of Anne in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Wolf Hall across the pond, Leonard starred in London’s Frost/Nixon, Onassis, Time and the Conways and Hecuba. Her screen appearances include Whitechapel, Jericho and the BBC remake of The 39 Steps.“I was born in Paris and my mother was a French teacher, but then I rebelled against my upbringing and studied Spanish in school. So now I just speak bad French and bad Spanish.”“When I was a child, I wanted to be a jockey. I love horses, but it’s not practical to have one in London. I also wanted to be an accountant, which isn’t glamorous at all, but my dad was one, and I quite liked maths.”“I’ve never done a musical and I don’t think I could do one, but I would love to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret. [I’ve been told] I’d make a great Elphaba in Wicked, but I might be punching above my weight there. I’d love to get a singing teacher while I’m here in New York.”“Sunday nights are our big night out as a cast. Last Sunday we ended up at a drag queen show, and we forced Nat Parker, who plays King Henry, to go on stage. He won the impressions competition with his Sean Connery voice!”“The costumes are quite heavy and I have 11 different dresses. There are a lot of references to Anne being flat-chested, but the trouble with corsets is they tend to push everything upwards, so it’s a nightly struggle trying to remain flat-chested while also wearing a corset.”“Anne Boleyn isn’t a sympathetic character, but I like that she isn’t a people pleaser. She’s ambitious and manipulative, but she’s honest. I’m biased, but I don’t think a woman who has said ‘no’ to the King of England for six years would jump into bed with four of his best friends. She was a slick political mind.”“It doesn’t happen very often, but if I forget whether I’m performing Part One or Part Two, I can glance down at the dress I’m wearing and that will tell me which show I’m in. So it’s in our dresser’s hands, really. If they put me in the wrong dress, maybe I’d come on and say the wrong lines! [Laughs.] There’s always that risk.”last_img read more

Ohio man found in fatal single vehicle motorcycle accident

first_imgSeymour, IN – The Indiana State Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Saturday. The accident, near the exit ramp for Interstate 65 northbound to State Road 11, claimed one life. Officers found the driver, Ivan F. Hammond, 78, of Monclova, Ohio, deceased at the scene.ISP investigators think the crash likely occurred sometime Friday, but the bike was not observed because of the distance and location to the exit ramp.The initial investigation indicates that Hammond was traveling northbound on I-65 when he attempted to exit onto State Road 11. He was apparently traveling too fast for the exit and his motorcycle left the roadway and overturned. The victim was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. Hammond was wearing a helmet and other protective clothing at the time of the crash.  Hammond’s family had reported him missing.  The investigation by ISP crash reconstruction team is ongoing. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be contributing factors.last_img read more

Raiders mailbag: Beating the rush and bashing Carr now

first_imgALAMEDA — Fielding some Raiders questions before taking to the road with a game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings:Q: When are the Raiders going to admit Carr isn’t a franchise QB? Look at the A-22. Raiders had guys open deep as much as KC. The difference was KC has Mahomes. Here are 2 of them. The 1st pic. is the one Carr ran & went air born on 3rd. The 2nd he goes to the flat instead of long. — @MyBoysKaosHavoKNot sure what has made more fans play-callers and coaches — All-22 or playing …last_img read more

October Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

first_imgComment below to tell us who you think should be the October Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through November 30. SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the October Geocacher of the MonthDecember 6, 2013In “Community”Announcing the November Geocacher of the MonthDecember 31, 2013In “Community”Announcing the January Geocacher of the MonthMarch 7, 2014In “Community” The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)A geocache owner with seven different geocache types, a couple that teaches boy scouts and girl scouts about geocaching, and a geocacher with five geocaches, each of which that have north of 100 Favorite Points—those are the nominees for the October Geocacher of the Month award.We’re honoring each of the nominees by featuring them on the Geocaching Blog for their contributions to the greater geocaching community. Each will receive worldwide recognition and a prize package from Geocaching HQ in Seattle. Which of these nominees will be named Geocacher of the Month?This is your opportunity to  help decide who will take home the earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (at left). Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the exclusive special edition Geocoin, a hat and a profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.Old Navy – Geocacher of the Month – SeptemberIn September, Old Navy was named Geocacher of the Month.One comment details Old Navy’s near decade-long commitment to the geocaching community, “He has done so much for the Geocaching community and goes above and beyond, whether it’s hiding quality caches or event planning as part of Northern New Jersey Cachers (NNJC) or working with local municipalities and parks to introduce geocaching to so many people. As Geocaching continues to grow in leaps and bounds over the years Old Navy has been there in Geo101 introduction classes to bring new people into the sport.”Now it’s your turn to help us select the next Geocacher of the Month. Write a supportive comment at the bottom of this blog for the nominated geocacher that you feel should be awarded the title. A panel of folks from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Geocacher of the Month honor.Here are your nominees for the October Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.Mic68mic 68 – Geocacher of the Month nomineeDr. Christian Janiesch, aka famerlor_dragon, writes, “mic68 has produced some of the finest and best maintained caches in the area of Karlsruhe, Germany, for the past five(!) years. People from afar come particularly for these caches. All of his caches are very family friendly, inspiring, and even include fallback stages if any of the flashing, buzzing or moving electronic gadgets fails. All of his main multi and mystery caches are among the best most of us will ever see in the life as a geocacher. He must have put countless hours into planning, constructing, placing, and maintaining his stages.It is hard to describe the inner beauty of any of them without spoiling any of it. There is a multi cache about knights and dragons, there is one on aliens and his newest most perfect installment is about a mysterious white woman. All of them are set outside the city and make great walk through the woods and fields of the area. All of his multis have more than half a dozen stages each and keep you busy for 3 to 6 hours depending on your skill in finding and figuring out the ingenious gimmicks he throws at you. I am not particularly good at praising people, but his caches are the reason why this hobby is so popular. His caches are worth a lot more than a 100 lamp post caches. I think this should be recognized.” Rat & MushroomRat & Mushroom Nominees for Geocacher of the MonthSamantha Holt says, “This is my mom and dad, they are both 63 years old. They have been caching for 9 years and have involved our whole family to include the grand kids. Dad lost a significant amount of his hearing about the time they started to cache. Caching has allowed them to continue to be very active and involved with the community and their friends.  They love to place ammo cans and unique cache hides. They have held several events to include a sweet-heart event during February. They have cached the states and several countries, to include Spain, Mexico, Gibraltar, Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica, and  Germany. No matter where dad goes he can find a cache! He has taught many people how to cache and how to be a good cacher. Their license plate reads FIGS SL – Found in Good Shape, Signed Log. They have hiked, biked, canoed, drove, walked, crawled, boated, swam, quad-ed, jeeped, rock climbed, and waded through who  knows what to get to caches.   Rat & Mushroom deserve this award for their love of the adventure and their joy of sharing the caching experience with their close friends and family and whoever else walks up and asks them, “What are you looking for?” They are great people, I love you mom and dad! Good Luck on winning Geo-cachers of the month!”Kenny25 Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img If your nominee wasn’t recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We’re always looking for the next Geocacher of the Month. To nominate a geocacher, send an email to [email protected] and include the following information:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the MonthPlease inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for the next Featured Geocacher of the Month should be received by December 3. Once Geocaching HQ has received the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so that we might learn from each other. Kenny25 – Nominee for Geocacher of the MonthKenny25 is a rare geocache owner because he owns seven different geocache types, from an EarthCache to a CITO Event to Multi-Caches. Thierry Schnekenburger writes (translated from French) “I vote for cyril Lhomme / kenny25.  He deserves the title of Geocacher of the Month because he is a dedicated and passionate about geocaching and especially about other geocaches. He did not hesitate to organize events for the sole purpose of bringing us together to share moments of togetherness, happiness away from the cares of everyday life.4 May he organized the flashmob for everyone to have the memory, we thought we would, he did it!11 and 12, he organized the 5th event “ricolades of the Doubs” with such enthusiasm that it’s nice to see and just for that he deserves the title. This is a great guy!”last_img read more

Home Ministry orders probe into ex-CJI Balakrishnan’s assets

first_imgFormer Chief Justice of India K.G. BalakrishnanThe Home Ministry has asked the Revenue Department to conduct a probe into the allegations of disproportionate assets against former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan.In a letter to the Revenue Secretary, the Home Ministry asked him to institute an inquiry through the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the investigative wing of the department.The Home Ministry missive came after it received a petition alleging that Balakrishnan, currently chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, had acquired assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and some of these properties were purchased in the name of his close relatives.”The petition with allegations has been sent to Secretary Revenue department for inquiry,” official sources said.When contacted, Balakrishnan refused to comment, saying that he had already cleared the air about his assets.The petition listed the income and properties of Balakrishnan and his relatives and also attached documents showing purchase of some of the properties and has demanded investigations by the CBDT.”Since the CBDT has the expertise to probe into anyone’s income and disproportionate assets, the task has been given to it,” the sources said.If the allegations against Balakrishnan are found to be true, the Home Ministry may move to President of India seeking sanction to prosecute him and also remove him from the post of NHRC.With inputs from PTIFor more News, click here.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more

The Heat leader: Erik Spoelstra passes Pat Riley on Miami games list

first_imgHeat guard Dwyane Wade has spent virtually his entire career around Spoelstra, who was an assistant under Riley until moving into the top spot for the 2008-09 season. That means he’s heard just about every quote Spoelstra has to offer over and over and over again, lines about “identity” and “competition” and insisting that in any circumstance “we have enough.”It took Wade a long time to understand why Spoelstra’s message rarely deviates from one year to the next.“He’s consistent,” Wade said. “If you’re a parent, you understand that my kids need consistency from me and my wife. They need routines, they need all these things. It’s the same thing. It’s a big day care that he has in that locker room and he’s consistent with his message and how we do things.”Among coaches with at least 10 years on the job, Spoelstra’s winning percentage — .595 — is eighth-best in NBA history. By the time this season ends, he should be in the top 30 for all-time wins. And he’s only 48, meaning his career might still have many, many more years left for him to add to his legacy.Plus, he realizes how fortunate he is to be in a place like Miami, where the leadership group led by Riley and managing general partner Micky Arison values stability. Among current NBA coaches, only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich has been in his job longer than Spoelstra — who has seen 122 coaching changes in the league since Riley promoted him to the top spot on Miami’s staff.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Almost 25 years later, the mantra still applies.Erik Spoelstra coached his 850th game for the Heat on Wednesday night, passing team president and Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley for the most in franchise history. Spoelstra is only the 13th person to coach at least 850 games with one NBA franchise; it’s happened 14 times overall, with Don Nelson reaching that threshold with both Milwaukee and Golden State during his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“My dad had been fired from a couple of different places and he knew the real NBA,” Spoelstra said. “He was saying it almost as such an exaggeration … just find a way to hang on with this guy, this Hall of Famer. And I guess the lesson to that is, I’m still just trying to hang on, trying to work for him for as long as I possibly can.”New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry will coach his 1,000th career game Thursday when the Pelicans visit Oklahoma City, making him the 31st NBA coach to hit that milestone. Unless either Scott Skiles or Stan Van Gundy returns to an NBA sideline beforehand — they’ve coached 958 and 907 games, respectively — Spoelstra could be the next coach to join the 1,000-game club, sometime around the midpoint of the 2020-21 season. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra gestures toward players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra still vividly remembers getting a short speech from his father, a sage piece of advice that came about a year into his time in the employ of the Miami Heat.“Don’t screw it up,” Jon Spoelstra said.ADVERTISEMENT “This coaching profession is extremely dynamic,” Spoelstra said. “It’s complex and I’m very grateful to have this opportunity with such an incredible organization. You don’t have it in pro sports. That’s why I try to do my very best and try to grow and get better and reinvent every year because I don’t want to let them down.”That means he’s still listening to his dad’s suggestion, all these years later.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Joel Embiid’s herculean effort carries 76ers past Spurs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Three Gopichand academies in pipeline

first_imgPullela GopichandPullela Gopichand has changed the face of Indian badminton since taking over as national coach in 2006. The former All England Champion has groomed many top-notch performers in recent years, and his wards vouch for the passion he has for the game.His academy in Hyderabad has played a crucial part in this endeavour. To spread the game across the country, he is now ready with a comprehensive plan to open three new academies in Vadodara, Jaipur and Gwalior. While the Vadodara academy will open next month, the other two are on the pipeline.”It is going to be a big challenge. For the game to grow at the grassroots, it is important that we have academies well spread out. There is no dearth of talent in the country. Many states have come forward and expressed interest in opening academies. I have been in talks with several stakeholders regarding this,” Gopichand told MAIL TODAY.Olympic silver medallist and BJP MP from Jaipur (Rural) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been keen on Gopichand opening an academy in the city.”He has sent a proposal to us. He has been co-coordinating with the state government. In fact, the chief minister (Vasundhara Raje) wants to encourage sports. We will work on it once I come back from the Asian Games,” Gopi said.The academies will have residential facilities. Gopi is working with the Badminton Association of India and other stakeholders to put a structure in place for running these centres.”It needs co-ordination from everyone, the government, SAI, and the sports ministry. The game is growing and corporate houses too are coming forward to contribute. We also have to see that there are exchange programmes in place among the centres.”advertisementAt present, there are three national training centres – in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Lucknow.last_img read more

Victims of Toronto van attack to receive donations from TorontoStrong fund

first_imgTORONTO – The families of those killed and injured in last week’s van attack in Toronto will soon see some of their expenses covered as $500,000 in donations is distributed from a fund set up to support those affected by the tragedy.City officials say the #TorontoStrong fund, which was established following the attack, has raised more than $2.5 million in donations.They say the initial $500,000 will be transferred to Victim Services Toronto to cover families’ funeral expenses, travel, accommodation and other immediate costs incurred following the tragedy.Ten people were killed and 16 others were injured when a rental van mounted a sidewalk along a bustling street in north Toronto and ran down pedestrians in its path.Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder, with another three attempted murder charges expected.A committee established to determine the allocation of the #TorontoStrong funds has been tasked with identifying recipients and directing the donations for the greatest impact possible.“We will work with our partners to ensure this fund is distributed in a thoughtful, impactful and accountable manner and thank all those who continue to support our city through these donations,” Mayor John Tory said Friday in a release.Donations have also continued to come in through a partnership with Canada Zakat, a project from an Ontario-based Muslim community organization called DawaNet. A GoFundMe campaign set up by the organization has now raised approximately $220,000 to support the families and victims of the attack.“Our prayers and thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy,” said Junaid Sohail of Canada Zakat. “Together, Toronto is strong.”Police allege Minassian rented a van and drove to Toronto’s Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area, where he began cutting a swath of destruction along one of the city’s busiest roads as well as nearby sidestreets.Minassian was arrested a short time later by an officer who has earned international acclaim for taking the man into custody without firing a single shot.Deputy police chief Peter Yuen has said Const. Ken Lam clearly exhibited and understood police training when he made the arrest. Video footage of the interaction shows Lam talking to Minassian, who can be heard shouting, “Shoot me,” and “I have a gun in my pocket.”Funerals for several of those killed in the April 23 incident have been held this week and makeshift memorials near the scene of the attack continue to be maintained with flowers and tributes in different languages.Don Peat, a spokesman for Tory, said earlier this week that the mayor would be speaking with the community and the local councillor about a permanent recognition of the tragic event.last_img read more