Tesco campaign raises £3m for charities in 13 days

first_imgTesco campaign raises £3m for charities in 13 days Tagged with: corporate matched giving Melanie May | 1 October 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 “We have been amazed by the incredible generosity of Tesco customers. The Covid-19 pandemic means we face an agonising drop in our income, meaning every penny donated will be vital to us continuing to fund life saving research into new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating heart and circulatory diseases. Thank you to each and every person who donated.”  900 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tesco raised £3m for three charity partners in just under a fortnight in September by matching the amount shoppers raised through rounding up their shop.From 1 to 13 September, Tesco customers were encouraged to donate to support the Tesco Health Charity Partnership appeal by rounding up their shop in store to the nearest £1 at all manned and self-service checkouts.Over the 13-day appeal, customer donations amounted to nearly £1.5 million, with Tesco matching contributions to bring the total charity donation to £3 million. All funds will be split equally between its partners British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK, which have all been impacted by the Covid crisis.Oonagh Turnbull, Head of Health Campaigns at Tesco, said:“We are really delighted that our customers have been so generous in supporting these three very deserving charities. This has been an incredibly tough year for many so far and hopefully this donation of £3 million will help those directly affected by cancer, heart and circulatory diseases or diabetes.”Commenting on the total raised, Amanda Bringans, Director of Fundraising for the British Heart Foundation, added: Advertisement 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.  899 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

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Daytime burglars hit Batesville, police look for tips

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Police major Brad Wessel says detectives are investigating two more residential burglaries.Police say sometime between 7:30 a.m. and noon Friday, October 12 burglars hit a home in Farmington Estates in the 300 block of Abby Lane. On the same day, thieves hit another residence in the Hillendale area on White Oak Drive. Police say that crime occurred between 6:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. No one was home at the time of the burglaries.The residents reported cash, jewelry and miscellaneous items missing.Any information, no matter how small, can be left confidentially by calling 812-934-3131 and if you see a crime in progress call 911.last_img

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Kirk Brown turns Digicel Imagine Run 5K into own street party

first_img JUNIOR TEAM Llori Sharpe, only 16 years old, but distinguished as a junior Team Jamaica triathlete, crossed the finish line at 21 minutes and 47 seconds, ahead of her closest rival, 14-year-old Chantay Chamberlain. Road race veteran Arieta Martin, who is 36 years old, was third in 22 minutes and 48 seconds. “My objective was to make sure that I got out ahead of the pack that usually forms early in the race and then get into my rhythm, increase my pace and cross the finish line,” said Sharpe. The win, she says, gives her confidence to go farther as a triathlete. There were over 13,500 participants, the largest number ever for the fast-growing event. In the coming weeks, Digicel will announce the total sum raised from the 5K and will hand over the monies to the nine beneficiaries, namely, the Jamaica Autism Support Association, Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation, Early Stimulation Plus, Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities, Mustard Seed Communities, Special Olympics Jamaica, Jamaica Paralympic Association, Abilities Foundation and the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf/Deaf Can Coffee. The Digicel Imagine Night Run was sponsored by Mello FM, Marksman, PayPak, Jamaica Producers Group, Urban Development Corporation, Express Fitness, Logo Stitch, Main Event, National Outdoor Advertising, Dairy Industries Jamaica Ltd., Honeybun, Innovative Signs, Jamaica Producers, ARRC Media, ProComm, The Lab, Courts Ready Cash, Courts Optical, Running Events, Urban Development Corporation, Pure National Ice, Logostitch, Gatorade and KSAC. The media sponsors are Bess FM, Irie FM, Zip FM, Loop, Nationwide News Network, Love, Suncity, Sportsmax, and members of the RJR Group, including Power 106, Hitz 92 and TVJ. KIRK BROWN is turning the Digicel Imagine 5K Night Run into his own little spectacle. For the third time, Brown proved to be master of the streets and alleyways of downtown Kingston and in cool conditions on a wet road, he decimated the field to take the men’s title in the fifth staging of the annual event, which raises funds for ‘special needs’. The 29-year-old, who also won last year, was 11 seconds faster than 23-year-old Oshane Archibald, the second-place finisher. Dwayne Graham clocked a respectable 17 minutes and three seconds to take third place in the men’s category. “My aim was to come out here and win it another year. The wet roads made it a bit more challenging, but I’m glad I made it though.” The women’s segment was dominated by teenagers, two of whom placed among the top three.last_img read more

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Mourinho tells United to sign Fabregas, Arsenal ready Higuain bid – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Sam Allardyce met with Football Association officials on Tuesday to discuss becoming the new England manager. (Daily Mail)But new Everton boss Ronald Koeman says Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe should get the England job, saying the 38-year-old’s “youth and energy” would “freshen up” the Three Lions side. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas to Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, Mourinho will move for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko should he fail to sign Juventus’ Paul Pogba. (Le 10 Sport)Everton defender John Stones is keen on joining Manchester City to work under Pep Guardiola. (The Guardian)New City boss Guardiola is prepared to spend £40million on German midfielder Leroy Sane this summer, but the 20-year-old is yet to tell Schalke he wants to leave. (Bild)Arsenal are ready to offer Olivier Giroud and £42m in a audacious swoop for Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain. (Gianluca di Marzio)Thibaut Courtois will remain at Chelsea this season after being told he will be the club’s number one by new boss Antonio Conte. (Daily Mail)Leicester are prepared to make N’Golo Kante their highest-paid player amid Chelsea’s interest in the France midfielder. (Daily Telegraph)West Ham and Watford are among the clubs interested in hiring Thierry Henry as coach after the Frenchman left Arsenal. (The Sun)Wilfried Bony is set to leave Manchester City this summer, with Turkish club Galatasaray offering the 27-year-old striker a loan move. (The Sun)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Celtic’s Champions League qualifying defeat to Lincoln Red Imps is ‘no embarrassment’, insists Brendan RodgersThierry Henry quits Arsenal coaching role ‘after Arsene Wenger ultimatum over Sky Sports pundit role’Dimitri Payet will cost £100million to prise away from West Ham, says co-owner David SullivanEXCLUSIVE – ‘Sam Allardyce will bring the PASSION back to England’, former number two Phil Brown tells talkSPORTWATCH: Tottenham new boy Vincent Janssen’s best goals for AZ Alkmaar last seasonChelsea boost! Brazilian midfielder Willian signs new four-year deal at Stamford BridgeChelsea transfer report: Atletico Madrid retain hope of re-signing Blues striker Diego CostaIsco vows to STAY at Real Madrid despite reported interest from Arsenal and LiverpoolWest Ham plotting sensational swoop for one of world’s best strikerslast_img read more

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AA HOME INSURANCE SURVEY CLAIMS DONEGAL HAS FEWEST BURGLARIES

first_imgDonegal has the fewest number of burglaries according to a widespread survey.The AA Home Insurance survey of almost 15,500 people said that just 13% of people in Donegal have been burgled.Dublin is worst for burglaries overall, with more than 38% of people saying they have been a victim of this crime at some stage. But it is the commuter counties around the capital which have seen the greatest increase.Counties Louth, Laois, Offaly and Kildare have been hit hardest while County Meath has seen the greatest increase in the commuter counties with 40% more burglaries in 2012 than eight years ago.This figure was reflected in the latest AA Home Insurance survey which showed that people from Meath have experienced more burglaries this year than in any other county.Kildare came in at second for overall burglaries with over 34%. Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs at the AA explained: “The problem in the commuter counties around Dublin is that every morning a would-be burglar knows that there will be a mass exodus towards the capital, leaving behind whole estates full of empty houses, meaning easy pickings.”The AA survey also found that more people in Limerick said they were burgled than in any other county in Munster. Burglaries in Limerick have increased by almost 10% since 2004, reaching 22%Cavan is worst for the Ulster counties in the Republic, with more than 19% of those polled saying the same.“Burglaries don’t just mean the loss of some of your belongings but they also mean an infringement on your personal life and your security” added Mr Faughnan.The AA poll discovered that 14% of those who were burgled said that the offender got in through an open door or window. But over 31% of participants said that the intruder gained access through a locked door.Mr Faughnan said: “To combat this, make sure all exterior doors are fitted with deadbolt locks which are pick-resistant and be sure that these doors are made with solid wood or metal, a minimum of one inch thick. In the majority of cases, burglars gained access through a closed window so it would also be a good idea to fit window locks.“Having all these additional security measures would be a complete waste if you left your house keys where a burglar can easily find them. Don’t leave your keys in obvious places like under a plant pot, on the door frame or beneath a mat.“When no one is home, it’s worth leaving a light on or perhaps the radio to deter a would-be trespasser. However, the best way to protect your home is with a house alarm.” AA HOME INSURANCE SURVEY CLAIMS DONEGAL HAS FEWEST BURGLARIES was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AA Home Insuranceburglariesdonegallast_img read more

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