Mental Health Foundation’s Chief Executive will run half marathon

first_img On 30 September, Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, will join 25 other runners in the BUPA Great North Run to raise money for the charity.Andrew, who for the past five years has managed the organisation, said:Taking on the renovation and development of the Foundation was a challenge, but the Great North Run feels much more daunting. I decided to take part for a number of reasons. I want to do it for the 50 people with whom I work, and to be a good role model to my two young children.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Andrew has worked in the voluntary sector for over ten years. He was formerly a senior civil servant in the Department of Health for 16 years responsible for mental health and learning disabilities policy from 1992 to 1996.To help Andrew reach his £2,500 target or to read his weekly blog, visit Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people Mental Health Foundation’s Chief Executive will run half marathoncenter_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 August 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Income from online giving rose 97% over past 12 months

first_imgIncome from online giving rose 97% over past 12 months Online giving by UK donors has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, with an overall growth of 115% in donations volume, and an income increase of 97% over the past 12 months, according to WPNC’s second annual Online Donations Report. “Covid-19 has also prompted a rise in giving to related charities, so linking your cause to topical national and global issues where possible is a key learning for organisations. The findings show that total value is up 29% on 2019, with the report also covering trends in both one-off and regular giving, as well as donor behaviour across the board: covering geography, seasonality, day of the week, and time of day. Advertisement Key findings Big uplift in online donations Linking to a Covid-related cause helped raise funds Vicky Reeves, Managing Director Digital and Deputy CEO, WPNC, said: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 In 2020 26% of all year donations were collected during the first lockdown. While December remained the month with the highest number of donations, April and May saw higher volumes than previouslySunday, Monday and Tuesday are the most popular days for giving, with almost 50% of donations made on these daysThe highest spike in donations is before noon (between 11:00 and 12:00) with another spike between 16:00 and 17:00. A significant drop happens between 18:00 and 19:00, but overall 73% of donations are made between 10:00 and 21:00Average donation size in 2020 was £24.87. Large charities kept a similar value YOY, seeing a small decrease, while medium and small charities grew compared to 2019, with an average value reaching almost the same amount as large charitiesGift Aid conversion rate increased in 2020. On average it is claimed on more than 70% of donations under £75. Compared to 2019 there was a 9% increase in donors selecting this option inside the donation funnel Online giving has increased over the past year. When looking at the same donation funnels that were live in 2020, WPNC registered an overall growth of 115% in donations volume and a 97% income increase, across both one-off and regular gifts. This is far higher than the 26% increase in the volume of one-off donations, and a near-20% rise in overall value seen in 2019 compared with giving through the same channels in 2018. When looking at payment methods used for one-off donations across all charities, the volume of card payments decreased, while digital wallet payments rose in popularity. 7% of donations were made through ApplePay across all devices, including desktop. Usage on mobile-only devices was higher: for example, 46% of donations at one large charity in the analysis were made through ApplePay on mobile devices. One-off donations and regular donations are growing Due to 2020’s unique situation and the restrictions in place throughout the year, many charities with a mission not directly related to Covid-19 suffered a drop in income. Health-related charities and those focused on education experienced some of the highest growth, especially if they were able to relate their cause to the effects of the ongoing pandemic.center_img Photo by Keira Burton from Pexels “It’s also important to factor into the donor experience an increasing preference for online giving, including aspects such as mobile wallets rather than traditional types of giving. Donors want a frictionless experience, and offering them convenient ways to give will increase chances of conversion.” Other key findings The report is freely available from WPNC. The integrated agency analysed anonymised data gathered from gifts totalling more than £40m made through WPNC’s online donation platforms including goDonate to compare findings with its previous study, published in April 2020. “The trends we share in the report clearly show a significant rise in online donations for both one-off and regular giving. Tagged with: Digital online fundraising Research / statistics 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 Melanie May | 19 April 2021 | News With one-off gifts in 2020 given through donation funnels that were also live in 2019, there was an increase of 119% in donations volume and a 78% growth in value. For regular gifts in 2020 – going through donation funnels that were also live in 2019 – there has been an increase of 92% in donations volume and a 151% growth in value. Regular donations under £50, paid on a monthly basis, made up almost 98% of all regular donations made in 2020. Meanwhile, monthly average value increased by 6% in 2020, compared to the previous year.  1,404 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Digital wallets are growing in popularitylast_img read more

Thief wanted jail time to get teeth fixed

first_imgNewsLocal NewsThief wanted jail time to get teeth fixedBy admin – January 24, 2013 1182 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Print Emailcenter_img Advertisement Twitter [email protected]“HE wants to avail of dental treatment” was the unexpected response given to Judge Eugene O’Kelly when he asked why a defendant abused him for not giving a long enough prison sentence. Michael Whelan, a 34-year-old serial shoplifter and thief with over 213 previous convictions, was before Limerick District Court this week pleading guilty to the theft of a packet of razors worth €15 from the Ballinacurra Pharmacy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Currently serving a four-month sentence handed down at the start of January for a spate of thefts committed last September, Michael Whelan, with an address at Kylefea, Croom had previously protested to Judge O’Kelly for giving him too lenient a sentence.Judge O’Kelly asked Ted McCarthy, solicitor for the accused “is this why he continues to re-offend”.Mr McCarthy said that Mr Whelan had been looking for a longer sentence so as he could avail of “dental work while in prison” and added that the reason his client offended was to primarily feed his alcohol habit.Expressing surprise at the defendant’s response, Judge O’Kelly convicted Michael Whelan and sentenced him to one month in prison for the theft of the razors on January 4 last.Michael Whelan had similar outbursts at a previous sitting of the district court in Rathekeale when he shouted at Judge Mary  O’Halloran, “I want 12 months”.However, the judge, who previously referred to him “as a bit of a nuisance in the community to put it mildly”, then sentenced him to four months in prison for the theft of cider and razor blades from a Spar shop in Croom. Previous articleRape crisis group want sentencing guidelinesNext articleJobs hope from HMV sale talks adminlast_img read more

Fianna Fail want latest CSO crime figures reviewed

first_img WhatsApp News By News Highland – July 8, 2013 Fianna Fail want latest CSO crime figures reviewed Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Fianna Fail are requesting a meeting with the Garda Commisioner to appear before the Oireactas Committe on Justice to address concerns over CSO crime figures published at the end of June.The figures show a decrease in most recorded crimes, but Fianna Fail are claiming this does not ring true.Along the Lifford border area last week there were three reported robberies and a failed attempted robbery.Fianna Fail Justice Spokesperson, Deputy Nial Collins said the latest crime stats do not reflect the reality on the ground in many communities:[podcast][/podcast]center_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal to bask in glorious sunshine until at least FridayNext articleDonegal Action Against Austerity collect petition of names to support Tony Rochford News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Delhi Riots Larger Conspiracy Case: Delhi Court Extends Judicial Custody Of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam And Others Till 1st March 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Riots Larger Conspiracy Case: Delhi Court Extends Judicial Custody Of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam And Others Till 1st March 2021 Nupur Thapliyal16 Feb 2021 10:27 PMShare This – xAmitabh Rawat, Additional Sessions Judge, on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam and others in the Delhi riots conspiracy case (FIR 59/2020) till 1st March 2021. The Delhi police have been investigating “a larger conspiracy” behind the New Delhi riots that broke out in February last year.In September last year, main chargesheet was filed against Pinjara Tod…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAmitabh Rawat, Additional Sessions Judge, on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam and others in the Delhi riots conspiracy case (FIR 59/2020) till 1st March 2021. The Delhi police have been investigating “a larger conspiracy” behind the New Delhi riots that broke out in February last year.In September last year, main chargesheet was filed against Pinjara Tod members and JNU students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, Jamia Millia Islamia, student Asif Iqbal Tanha and student activist Gulfisha Fatima. Others who were charge-sheeted included former Congress Councillor Ishrat Jahan, Jamia Coordination Committee members Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider and Shifa-Ur-Rehman, suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain, activist Khalid Saifi, Shadab Ahmed, Tasleem Ahmed, Salim Malik, Mohd Salim Khan and Athar Khan. Thereafter, a supplementary chargesheet was filed in November against former JNU student leader Umar Khalid and JNU student Sharjeel Imam in a case related to the alleged larger conspiracy in the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February. The FIR contains stringent charges including sec. 13, 16, 17, 18 of the UAPA, sec. 25 and 27 of the Arms Act and sec. 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act,1984. The accused persons are also charged under various offences of Indian Penal Code, 1860. The Delhi High Court in November last year had stayed the trial of FIR 59. A single judge bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait had ordered the stay after the Delhi Police’s challenge to the order passed by the trial court directing it for providing physical copies of charge sheet to the accused persons. Amongst the 18 accused persons named in the FIR, Safoora Zargar and Faizan Khan are presently out on bail. However, the other accused persons still remain in the custody. The matter will be heard on 1st March 2021 through video conferencing in the presence of all the accused. Click Here To Download Order [Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgA round-up of news from the professional journalsSupervision works Clinical supervision should be done in groups, away from the workplace andin sessions of at least an hour at least once a month, according to a studycarried out at Manchester university. Nursing Standard 15 December 1999 Prescribing on hold Changes to nurses’ prescribing powers could be on hold for at least twoyears, according to the UKCC. A Department of Health spokesperson said that noprecise timescale had yet been agreed on how to proceed with the Crown reporton nurse prescribing, which was published last March. Nursing Times 15 December 1999 Nurses delay cases A backlog of professional conduct cases due to be heard by the UKCC has beenblamed on disputatious nurses. A quarter of cases now take more than 12 monthsto deal with, according to Lesley South, UKCC professional conduct manager, and”people are becoming more argumentative”. Nursing Times15 December 1999 Lay members call Lay members should be in the majority on nursing’s regulatory body,according to a report by the Commons health committee. MPs believe there is aperception among patients that nurses are not properly accountable and”look after their own”. Nursing Standard 1 December 1999 BriefingOn 1 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Spark launches digital home move assistant

first_imgSpark, the multi-utility group built around the property industry, has launched Tili, a digital home move assistant that sets up essential home utilities for tenants and generates extra revenue for its partners.Tili removes the hassle of utilities management, delivering an excellent customer experience for letting and estate agents in ten taps and three minutes.Spark CEO, Chris Gauld, said, “I’m delighted that Tili is up and running and rolling out with 80 per cent of our partners creating the opportunity for added revenue, delivering a better customer experience for thousands of movers.Movers can rapidly confirm move-in date and contact details to councils, water, energy, broadband, phone and other services.“We’ve worked with the property industry for ten years, we understand the challenges from issues like the tenant fees ban and the limitations which GDPR puts on our partners, so we’ve invested in a proptech platform that adds real value to our partners’ business.“Tili, a fully populated digital assistant, lets homemovers confirm their move-in date and contact details to the local authority and water provider in just a few taps, before a really quick journey to select a great energy tariff, phone and broadband packages and Sky TV. Tili customers can access services such as removals, post redirection and finding the local gym – all free for our partners and customers.“We’re proud of the long-term partnership we’ve enjoyed with people across the property industry. These relationships stem from our ability to deliver value-add products and services which make life easier for our partners, providing another way to deliver an awesome customer experience.” proptech new technology Spark digital home move assistant Tili August 22, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Spark launches digital home move assistant previous nextProptechSpark launches digital home move assistantThe Negotiator22nd August 201801,689 Viewslast_img read more

St. Mary’s Pee Wee scores week 2

first_imgGirlsThe Hoyas defeated the Pirates 13-6. Genisis Velasquez and Mara Ellerson each had 4 points, Sienna Inzitari 3 points and Abigail Bissiotis 2 points for the Hoyas. Cara Hall scored 3 points, Sophia Feeney 2 points and Isabel Jaros 1 point for the Pirates.The Lakers defeated the Blue Devils 9-8.  Avery Chrzanowski scored 6 points, Deangelice Williams 2 points and Emily Gasiorowski 1 points for the Lakers. Gia Logan scored 8 points for the Blue Devils.Boys The Hoyas defeated the Hornets 20-6.  Braxton Mulcahy scored 10 points, Joe Makowski 4 points, Gerard Hester, Joseph Gillen and Demetrius Andrews Jr., each 2 points for the Hoyas. James Riccio scored 4 points and Quinn Iszczyk 2 points for the Hornets.The Lakers defeated the Pirates 28-22. David Kobryn led all scorers with 24 points, Agostino Petrillo and Jordan Goding each added 2 points for the Lakers. TJ Santos scored 16 points and Sean Gasiorowski added 6 points for the Pirates.The Rams defeated the Blue Devils 24-6. Joseph Olmo scored 10 points, Connor Gill 6 points, Colin Gill 4 points, Anthony Gonzalez and Sean Barfield each 2 points for the Rams. Jordan Williams scored 6 points for the Blue Devils.last_img read more

Patisserie Valerie: Middle Eastern push

first_imgPatisserie Valerie is to franchise its offering to overseas markets following a deal that has established a franchise agent in the Middle East.The first Middle Eastern store will appear next year, followed by “an aggressive roll-out of 15 stores in three years,” said Paul May, MD of Patisserie Holdings, part of private equity group Risk Capital Partners, which bought a majority stake in Patisserie Valerie in 2006.“Our (undisclosed) partner in the Middle East is a very big operator with 4,500 employees, so, slowly but surely we’re going to start building that side of the business,” said May. “It’s a business that has a great brand and we want to grow and protect that brand.”Talks are now under way to pursue similar ventures in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong, while there are long-term plans to take the brand to the US. In March, May revealed to British Baker that Patisserie Holdings, which also owns 40-shop Midlands-based patisserie chain Druckers, was targeting a total of 125 Patisserie Valerie stores in the UK, growing it from the current 12 stores, within three to five years. This would be via a mix of new store openings and conversion of some of its Druckers-branded outlets, which it acquired last year. None of the UK outlets will be franchised.last_img read more

Brand clinic: Statistics and lies

first_imgDon Williams, CEO of brand and design consultancy Pi Global, bewails bad statistics”There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” Damned right! Everyone knows that statistics are usually unreliable, agenda-ridden and often total bobbins. Of course, if a baker stocks 100 brown loaves and 100 white loaves and, every day, he sells all the white ones and half the brown ones, he knows that the white loaves are twice as popular as the brown.The problem arises when researchers and statisticians try to create a science of hugely complex and often intangible situations and the resulting nonsense is used to support weak arguments or obfuscate the truth. Research is unfortunately compelling for one very simple reason: it’s a huge facilitator in a decision-making process and a career safety net. If you make a bad decision based on research results, you can blame the inexplicable research. If you make a bad decision based on your experience and nous, there’s nowhere to hide so research can be a convenient crutch.There’s nothing wrong with research per se it can be very valuable. But there is something wrong with bad research. Asking consumers dumb questions about likes and dislikes, probing them and forcing them to rationalise the irrational is not just daft, it’s irresponsible and can result in major brand damage and financial disaster.I have sat through groups where consumers have been encouraged to design packaging there are even research techniques that revolve around this concept. Does anyone in their right mind believe consumers understand how a piece of packaging has to function on the battlefield that is a supermarket at three metres from the fixture, 1.5 metres in the hand, in the home? But ask them whether they like red or what they think of the picture or whether they like the logo or 200 other inane questions and you can be certain they will have answers. After all, they’ve been fed and watered in a cosy little room with a few bob thrown in for good measure and they don’t want to look stupid.In my view, the resulting data from exercises like this is all-but-useless in the real world and unless you get as close to real world environments, you cannot hope to gain any worthwhile knowledge. Look at the 1985 New Coke debacle, for example: Pepsi was winning the ’cola war’ and taste test after taste test, when Coke decided to launch a new high-fructose corn syrup to get closer to the Pepsi sweetness. What they didn’t take into account was that the short-term sweetness experienced in a sip test/focus group situation was very different to the long-term, real-world experience of living with the product every day. So the research was fundamentally flawed.When you consider that well over 90% of new product launches fail, most of which are presumably researched to death, you have to question the standard of research methodology.We need a sea change to provide us with a more pragmatic, common-sense approach to consumer understanding, based on what they do, rather than what they say they do.last_img read more