first_img Primark has raised £619,720 this year from the sale of Christmas jumpers in aid of Make-A-Wish UK, taking its total over five years to £2,466,633.Jason Suckley, CEO, Make-A-Wish UK, and Caroline Gullick, Director of Buying, Primark Stores Ltd, marked the total by wearing some of the jumpers that have been on sale in Primark stores.Since 2014 Primark Ltd and its customers have been fundraising for Make-A-Wish UK. The total sum raised has enabled the charity to grant wishes to more than 820 children with critical illnesses. Indeed, it has directly supported more than 30 children’s wishes by playing host to shopping wishes, and donating clothes and accessories to enhance wishes.  292 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: christmas corporate fundraising Research / statistics Howard Lake | 18 December 2018 | News 12,000 wishes grantedIn 32 years, more than 12,000 wishes have been granted in the UK, and more children than ever before are asking Make-A-Wish UK to grant their One True Wish. Children like six-year-old Alyssa, who wishes to drink hot chocolate with Santa, or thirteen-year-old Hope, who wishes to see the Christmas lights in London. In 2018, Make-A-Wish aims to grant 1,000 children’s wishes.  291 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Primark raises £2.4m for Make-A-Wish® UK over five years 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

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Advertisement WhatsApp – New website for city centre community partnership No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Twittercenter_img Previous articleSIPTU calls for receiver to be appointed to Andersen Ireland onlineNext articleFinal tough budget to close out the game Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Print THE Nicholas Street Medieval Tidy Towns committee celebrated a landmark success in the national Tidy Towns competition recently, coming top in the country in the Urban or Rural Village category.The committee was formed in April of this year after locals grew weary of asking for help with the neglected condition of the area and it is made up of residents and business representatives of the Nicholas Street, Church Street and Castle Street area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The group’s chairperson Michael Tracey said: “We felt we had to act for ourselves to try and get this area of its knees. We put in a lot of effort and we have the street looking well.“However, this is just the first step in what will be a very long strategic plan for the area. I want to congratulate all our committee and we look forward to further progress next year.”Dr James Ring of the Limerick Civic Trust, which is a member of the group, added: “We have a five year plan to gradually increase the catchment area to take in the entire medieval city to include the English and Irish towns.“This year coming we plan to include the Abbey area of King’s Island before moving over the bridge to take in Broad Street and John’s Street in the coming years.” NewsLocal NewsNational award for Nicholas Street Medieval QuarterBy Liam Togher – September 18, 2013 974 Linkedin 490 volunteers attend Tidy Towns webinar hosted by Limerick City and County Council Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s video TAGSfeaturedLimerick Civic TrustMedieval QuarterNicholas StreetTidy Towns last_img read more

first_img continue reading » As millions of students head back to school, many are going with a credit or debit card in hand (some for the first time). Owning a card can be a big responsibility for young adults and unfortunately, when it comes to learning good spending habits, not all are prepared to ace the test.According to financial counselor Dave Ramsey, more than 80 percent of graduating college seniors have credit card debt “before they even have a job.”  Industry data from Sallie Mae found that only 63 percent of college students pay their credit card bill in full each month.At the same time, young adults are a growing target for card fraud. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 43 percent of consumers ages 20-29 reported losing money to a fraud scheme, which is almost triple the percentage of older consumers.The good news is that your members and their children don’t have to become one of these statistics. By equipping them with the knowledge and proper tools to manage their cards, credit unions can simultaneously guide members towards better spending habits while reinforcing their primary financial institution (PFI) relationship. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgOriginal Story-How would you like to win the keys to a candy castle? If it sounds like a new Willy Wonka movie, it’s not. The creator of the name Jelly Belly, David Klein, is retiring, and is giving families the chance to search for a “Golden Ticket”. The overall winner will get the keys to one of the candy factories.You can join the treasure hunt by buying a clue for your state. The riddle to help hunters find Indiana’s “gold ticket” will be released to buyers on a date that has not yet been revealed. Other states will start getting their clues later this month and into October.You must have a Facebook account to get access to the clues, which will be posted in a private group. The gold ticket will be a golden-colored dog tag on a necklace, with a code you can enter to verify that you found it. Once you’ve done that, you’ll win $5,000. There will be multiple treasures hidden in each state, and remember, they could be anywhere in the state.All treasure hunt winners will then qualify for the “Ultimate Treasure Hunt,” which expands the search nationwide. That’s when Klein promises to give away the key to one of his candy factories.Click here to purchase a ticket to enter the contest and happy hunting. Nationwide —An update from Jelly Belly-Due to confusion in the marketplace, Jelly Belly Candy Company would like to take this opportunity to clear up the misconception that it is involved with a contest that purportedly offers a candy factory as its grand prize. Jelly Belly Candy Company, formerly known as Herman Goelitz Candy Company, has candy making roots back to 1869.  It was founded by brothers Gustav and Albert Goelitz and remains family-owned and operated today.David Klein, the sponsor of the “treasure hunt” contest gaining attention within the media this weekend, is not associated with Jelly Belly Candy Company, its brands, or products. In 1976, Mr. Klein, an independent third party, came up with the name “Jelly Belly” and other novel marketing ideas.  Jelly Belly Candy Company has not had a relationship with Mr. Klein since 1980 when it acquired the trademark.last_img read more