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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Thousands of young children raised funds by choosing their favourite nursery rhyme, song or story and being sponsored by family and friends to perform their choice in their nursery, playgroup or primary school.I CAN, the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties, ran the annual campaign with support from Tesco Baby & Toddler Club. Just under 2000 nurseries registered to take part in this year’s event. Advertisement 28 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 June 2004 | News Tagged with: Events Research / statistics I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge 2004 raises £152,000 so far
UNICEF UK’s My Fundraising raises over £500,000 in eight months Howard Lake | 10 January 2012 | News 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UNICEF UK’s redeveloped My Fundraising tool has raised £500,000 in eight months. The online fundraising platform enables individuals to create their own profile pages with which to promote their own sponsored fundraising event.A year ago the charity acknowledged that the My Fundraising website had become outdated, so appointed digital communications agency Chameleon to redesigned and develop it. The new site features a more intuitive navigation structure, a streamlined donation process that includes PayPal, and integration with social channels including Facebook.My Fundraising is UNICEF UK owned and branded, so does not run using a third party service such as those provided by JustGiving, Virging Money Giving or BT MyDonate. As such, it does not pay commission fees to third parties, and it has full access to the site’s analytics and all supporter and donor data.The site launched in April 2011, and UNICEF UK promoted it by emailing its supporter base and placing banner ads on its main site.ResultsSince the launch nearly 900 pages have been set up by individual fundraisers. The average donation has risen from £25 on the previous version of the site to £48.Alyrene Rosser, Fundraising Initiatives Manager (Events) at UNICEF UK said: “This website has been UNICEF UK’s fundraising success story of 2011. I think it’s achieved such a lot in a short space of time because it’s so easy to navigate and use, and has a clear, simple donation process.”http://fundraise.unicef.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics
Flying home to Limerick for Christmas Send a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! Email TAGSBrian StokesBTCCCastletroy CollegeChristmasGerry StokeslimerickLisnagrymotor racing driverNorthamptonRob AustinRockinghamShane StokesUL Bohemians Facebook Previous articleService station project to serve up new Limerick jobsNext article378 Limerick calls to homeless advocacy service Editor NewsLocal NewsLimerick racing driver killed in English motorway crashBy Editor – December 26, 2017 6456 Twitter Linkedin Print Merry Christmas from the Limerick Post Show Missing you this Christmas Advertisement Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn WhatsApp Shane Stokes who died in a motorway accident on his way home to Limerick for Christmas.A Limerick man who moved to England to become a motor racing driver was killed in a road crash on Saturday shortly before he was due to travel home for Christmas.29 year-old Shane Stokes from Lisnagry was driving with his partner on the M40 to his home in Leamington Spa, West Midlands when he was involved in a five-car pile-up in Oxfordshire.He had planned to travel on Christmas Eve morning to London Heathrow, where he was to fly back to Shannon to spend Christmas with his family.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His partner, Ashley is understood to be in a serious condition in hospital.A former student at Castletroy College, Shane was based in Rockingham, Northampton where he worked with tour racing driver Rob Austin.In a Facebook post, the driver said Shane was a good luck charm and had progressed to become a pivotal and much loved member of the team and a true friend.“He was strong and supportive for us in the tough times, something I will never forget and he was a larger than life character in the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) paddock who was loved by many. He was without question a special guy who had a heart of gold and will be deeply and sorely missed by our team and many others in the BTCC paddock.“Our thoughts are with his partner Ashley, his brother Brian and his kind and loving family through this difficult time.Shane’s father Gerry, a former director of rugby with UL Bohemians, had planned to travel to Shannon Airport with his wife to meet their son and his partner on Christmas Eve.More news here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Christmas Special
Guilford County Sheriff’s Office(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A missing teen girl has been found safe after she apparently disappeared with an older man, authorities in North Carolina said.Amelia Hill is being returned to her family, according to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. Earl Cunningham, 44, has been arrested and is being questioned by investigators. Further details were not immediately available.Amelia was believed to have left home on her own, possibly after an argument with her parents, Guilford County Sheriff’s Department Capt. David Pruitt previously told ABC News.“We want her to come home,” Amelia’s mother Stacy Hill told ABC News earlier today. “It doesn’t matter what’s going on or what she’s done. We just want her here.”A girl believed to be the missing teen was then spotted with the unknown man at a Walmart in Randleman, North Carolina, on Monday morning, the sheriff’s office said.The two people were at the Walmart between 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and left the store in a four-door white Ford F-250 pickup truck, the sheriff’s office said.It’s not clear if the man in the photo is the man who was arrested.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
TagsCommercial Real EstateCoronavirusoffice marketWeWork Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed across the country, but won’t be an instant panacea for office landlords. (iStock)It’s been a rough year for the office market — and it’s unlikely that the first half of next year will be much better.Even though Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed across the country, public health and real estate experts believe that a return to the office likely will not happen until late spring or early summer, the Wall Street Journal reports.Experts say that it will take months for the vaccine rollout to become effective and for employees to reach herd immunity, meaning remote work will continue in the next year and office rents will continue to drop.The real estate firm CBRE projects that office rents could fall by as much as 8 percent in 2021.ADVERTISEMENTIn the meantime, landlords are dealing with mostly empty offices. An average of about 23 percent of workers in 10 cities had returned to the office the week of Dec. 16, according to Kastle Systems, which tracks access-card swipes. The highest rate since the pandemic was 27.4 percent in mid-October, Kastle said.Some companies are planning their return to the office in light of the promising vaccine news. In New York, 25 new tenants per week were searching for office space in the first two weeks of December, up from 20 per week in November, according to the data firm VTS.Many of these companies are considering leasing space from co-working operators such as WeWork and Industrious, according to the Journal.[WSJ] — Keith Larsen
Mortgage approval delays are the key reason why many estate agents are experiencing difficulties and longer lead times with their sales progression an industry panel has claimed.Made during a webinar attended by estate agents, brokers and conveyancers, the comment came as they explores the issues facing today’s housing market.The panellists claimed that the big lenders are receiving 1,500 mortgage applications a day but can only process 500, and that getting an offer is now taking up to 18 days rather than the usual five to ten days.“Lenders are also doing more manual assessments to counteract the increased risk of lending to people who are self-employed and currently on furlough, so that’s also adding to the delays,” said Greg Cunnington, Director of Lender Relationships and New Homes at Alexander Hall.Sales progressionPart of this problem is that surveyors are also struggling to keep up with demand for mortgage valuations.Joe Arnold of Arnold & Baldwin Chartered Surveyors said: “We’re experiencing capacity issues with managing this new, heavy workload. “We’ve brought everyone back from furlough and it’s still not quite enough, but we’re reluctant to take on new people as we just don’t know what’s around the corner.“Unfortunately, it’s created a backlog of work, as where we only used to require 2-3 days’ notice to go out and do a mortgage valuation or survey, there’s now a three week wait.”The online TM Group organised panel (watch here), which was chaired by Emma Vigus, CEO of Mio, also laid down some rules for agents to enable sales to progress quickly.These included only allowing those with a mortgage decision in principle to do viewings; asking buyers and sellers to have a conveyancer lined up much earlier in the process; and ensuring AML and title checks are completed much earlier in the process.MIO mortgage approvals Sales progression TM Group September 29, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentGraham Davidson, Sequre Sequre 3rd October 2020 at 8:36 amMortgage offers taking 18 days on average rather than 5 to 10 days yet a property transaction takes on average around 12 weeks from offer to exchange. Exactly how is this holding up a transaction?Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Housing Market » Industry panel pins blame on mortgage firms for super-slow sales progression previous nextHousing MarketIndustry panel pins blame on mortgage firms for super-slow sales progressionAn industry webinar, organised by TM Group, reveals how lenders and surveyors are struggling to cope with the huge demand.Nigel Lewis29th September 20201 Comment1,703 Views
Authorities US Navy Appoints New Chief of Naval Operations View post tag: CNO Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Appoints New Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson relieved Adm. Jonathan Greenert as the US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in a ceremony, Sept. 18, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.Richardson became the 31st CNO, the Navy’s most senior officer and, as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a principle advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Defense and the President.The new CNO briefly discussed his worldview and the optimism he has for the future.In his farewell speech, Greenert, after four years as CNO and 40 years of honorable service as a Naval officer, thanked those who served with him during his tenure, his friends, family and the men and women serving in the U.S. Navy.[mappress mapid=”16964″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Chief of Naval Operations View post tag: US Navy September 21, 2015 Share this article
The Council’s measures include a social media campaign topromote mask wearing and an appeal for mask donations. Despite the increase, Oxford is not yet on the government’s watchlist for areas of concern. “Equally you may well pass this on to older ormore vulnerable people. How would you feel if you knew that someone was inhospital in a ventilator with their life under threat because you’d passedCOVID-19 on to them?” Oxford could face local lockdown measures after a surge in coronavirus cases. Oxfordshire County Council said “measures that would slam the brakes on Oxford’s gradual emergence from lockdown have moved a step closer.” When a lockdown was announced in Leicester in June, there were 135 cases per 100,000 people, compared to Oxford’s current figure of 31. Oldham, Blackburn, and Pendle were placed under restrictions when cases reached between 70 and 90 per 100,000 people. “My appeal to everyone in Oxford – and 18 to 29 year olds in particular – is to remember what got us out of lockdown. Do we really want to end up with the kind of local control measures we have seen introduced in various parts of Lancashire, Yorkshire, Leicester and Aberdeen?” He added: “At the minute it feels like we are moving in thatdirection. People need to be aware their behaviour is putting themselves andothers at risk. If you’re aged 18 to 29 and catch COVID-19, you are absolutelynot guaranteed to get away with the mildest symptoms. Even mild symptoms are astruggle, while longer-term symptoms can include chronic fatigue,muscle weakness and memory loss. The University of Oxford has recently launched its dedicated COVID-19 testing service for members of staff. The NHS Foundation Trust says that increased case numbers aredue to people returning from holidays in Europe and lower levels of adherenceto social distancing. There were 41 coronavirus cases in Oxford in the week ending 21 August. This amounts to 26.9 cases per 100,000 people. The average area in England had seven cases per 100,000 people, according to the BBC. Azhar said: “We can see the number of people contractingCOVID is increasing per 100,000 of the population on a day-by-day basis and itis very unsettling. Undoubtedly the 18-29 year age group is driving this risein cases. The Director of Public Health at Oxfordshire Country Council, Ansaf Azhar, called the increase “very unsettling” and encouraged young people to follow government guidance. “The service will benefit the local community by reducing the risk of a further COVID-19 outbreak and reducing the pressure on NHS testing facilities,” the University said in an email to students. It is initially open to staff only but students with symptoms will be able to access the service from September. Oxford City Council said: “We are working closely with the CountyCouncil on getting the message out as widely as possible in the city, using ourcommunity and business networks to reach as many residents as we can alongsidemedia and digital message.” The Oxford NHS Foundation Trust says the city is now on amber alert and that the Public Health Surveillance Unit is “monitoring the situation very closely”. It adds: “If cases continue to rise, then local controls may be introduced.” Oxfordshire County Council has been contacted for comment.
Your Olivers, Blumenthals and Ramsays have hogged the TV schedules for long enough. The bakery trade has been crying out for its own superstar. Now she’s arrived. All hail Angela Maher for her jaw-dropping appearance on Mary Queen of Shops last week.A whopping 2.6 million people watched Maher’s unlikely elevation into the limelight, as she faced off with rapier-bob-haired retail guru Mary Portas, who had finally met her match in this unyielding baker. “One of the oddest and most gripping documentaries of the year,” wrote Sarah Dempster in The Guardian, uncharitably noting the bakery’s “lacquered pine fittings, the unloved mountain range of slapdash jam tarts, desultory pastries, malformed gingerbread women (’Don’t touch them!’) and pastries that resembled steamrollered offal.”If you haven’t already seen it we won’t spoil the fun you can catch it on iPlayer. But while Maher resisted Portas’ radical overhaul, the story does not end there, and she has since updated her shop on her own terms. Go Angela! And she’s even ditched her much-quoted “I’ve been in business for 36 years” catchphrase. She’s now been in business for 37 years…