Lottery winner Linda makes donation to St Giles

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 19 February 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Lottery winner Linda makes donation to St Giles Generous lottery player Linda Fry scooped £4,000 in the St Giles Hospice Big Bonanza Draw – and has immediately given a share of her winnings back to the charity.Linda, 52, from Burntwood, lost her husband Kerry to liver cancer four years ago. He had been cared for by St Giles Hospice.The catering supervisor for Chase Terrace Primary School said she was ‘delighted’ to win the draw, adding that she hadn’t decided what to do with her windfall, but that she would be giving a share back to the hospice as a special thank you for the support it has provided to her family over the years.Kerry worked as a diamond setter in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, prior to receiving medical treatment and emotional support both at the hospice and from St Giles nurses at home before he died in December 2003, aged just 49.“All the staff and volunteers were wonderful and couldn’t have done more for Kerry and our family,” said Linda, who has two children, Antoni (30) and Adam (28). “They were always there for us and thanks to them, despite his illness Kerry said he loved his time at the hospice.”Linda had been a supporter of St Giles since her brother-in-law was cared for by the charity, before Kerry became ill. “As a family we always try to give them what we can, and I play the Hospice Lottery every week. We are so lucky to have a wonderful and caring organisation like this locally – we should all do our best to support St Giles.”Over 50,000 £1 tickets were sold in the run up to the draw. In total, more than £40,000 was raised to help the hospice care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses.There were 269 prizes up for grabs with a total prize fund of £10,000, including the £4,000 jackpot won by Linda and two runner-up prizes of £1,000 each.Richard Simmonite, St Giles Hospice Promotions’ Commercial Manager, said: ”Our congratulations go to Linda and we are extremely grateful for her kind donation to St Giles.“This is the fifth year we have held the Big Bonanza Draw and we would like to thank everyone who has taken part during this time – the money raised through the draw ensures that the valuable work the hospice does in the local community can continue.”Since the Big Draw began in 2003, it has raised a total of over £245,000 for St Giles Hospice.To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hospice, the lottery is are holding a summer raffle – with a brand new silver Vauxhall Corsa up for grabs thanks to Steve Thompson Cars of Lichfield. With over 200 other prizes ranging from £5 to £2,500 there are plenty of reasons to take part.Tickets will be available from March 2008, and further details are available by calling 0845 370 65 80 or visiting Giles Hospice spends over £5million every year providing its specialist services. With just a third of this funded by the Government, St Giles relies heavily on donations and fundraising – including proceeds from the St Giles Hospice Lottery and initiatives such as the Big Bonanza Draw, 14 St Giles hospice shops and various fundraising events generously supported by the local community which St Giles Hospice serves.St Giles Hospice is a registered charity offering high-quality medical and nursing care for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and carers.Patients come from across the hospice’s catchment area, which ranges from Ashby de la Zouch and Atherstone in the east, to Cannock and Walsall in the west – and from Burton and Uttoxeter in the north, to Sutton Coldfield and Coleshill in the south.Care is offered at the hospice’s facilities in Sutton Coldfield and Whittington between Lichfield and Tamworth, or in patients’ own homes across the region.last_img read more

Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset Source: NAFB News Service Vilsack outlined a few priorities and opportunities that are growth driven – including a focus on more promotion of local and regional food systems to help small producers and help repopulate some rural communities. Unless rural Americans change their perspective and respond and react to the challenges they face – Vilsack says the capacity or rural America and its power and its reach will continue to decline SHARE Facebook Twitter Ag Secretary Vilsack asked the 2012 Farm Journal Forum attendees why the U.S. doesn’t have a farm bill. He attributes it not just to differences of policy – but the fact that Rural America is becoming less relevant to the politics of this country with its shrinking population. Vilsack says rural Americans need to recognize that and begin to reverse it – his point being rural residents are the ones who have written off the future of rural areas because many have adopted a preservation mindset – not a growth mindset. By Gary Truitt – Dec 28, 2012 Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch Morning Comment with Gary Wilhelmi 12/28/2012Next articleIndiana’s Hog Inventory Unchanged, US Down Slightly Gary Truittlast_img read more

Local hoteliers rest easier as occupancy up

first_img Previous articleMurray gets nod at nine for openerNext article‘New moral low’ as graveside visitor robbed admin Facebook Print Linkedin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img HARD work and ingenuity is paying off for Limerick’s hoteliers, who have driven business up after getting in bed with tourism attractions and restaurateurs to cut deals.According to the Mid-West Hotel Federation branch of the Hotel Federation of Ireland, Limerick is now “the most competitively priced tourist city in terms of hotel prices in the country”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chairman of the Mid-West branch, Clare hotelier Michael Vaughan, said that the work being done by the city’s hotels is to be applauded. “They have got together with the tourism attractions, such as Thomond Park and the restaurants and done deals for packages. They have sought funding for marketing and brochures and it’s paying off. The latest report is that there is an increase of three per cent in occupancy year on year,” Michael told The Limerick Post.He was speaking in the wake of the publication of the release of the latest hotel figures from STL Global for Dublin, which show that rates being charged in the capital are up by 5.4 per cent. “There is a two-pronged recovery. One is the kind of recovery seen in Dublin and aside from the fact that it is a capital city, there have also been massive investments in attractions like the Aviva stadium and the Grand Canal Theatre. Limerick is recovering in terms of occupancy”.There is also increased activity in terms of coach tour business in the city, the hotels representative said. “Limerick is probably now the most competitively priced tourist city in Ireland”. The improvement is welcomed in the entire region, Michael said, as Limerick “has underperformed for the last 10 years. The Mid-West branch (of the IHF) had identified Limerick city tourism as the single biggest tourism difficulty in the region. If Limerick improves its tourism draw, then that brings people into the region”. Email NewsLocal NewsLocal hoteliers rest easier as occupancy upBy admin – September 13, 2011 466 Advertisementlast_img read more

Medicinal cannabis oil arrives in NZ

first_imgRadio NZ News 8 December 2017Family First Comment: Not smoked or grown in back yard like the Green Party wants. But here’s the key bit:“Trials are underway to test Tilray products’ effectiveness for treating childhood epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder and nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients.”So it’s STILL being tested for efficacy and safety. The arrival of a new, cheaper medicinal cannabis product in New Zealand is good news for patients but will still be prohibitively expensive for many, advocates say.The cannabis oil, produced by Canadian company Tilray, was first granted an export licence to New Zealand in February, but until now has only been shipped to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.However, the first shipment that will be made available for GPs to prescribe has now arrived in the country.It contains cannabidiol (CBD) – a cannabinoid that has been shown to have therapeutic properties, but is considered a class B drug under New Zealand law so cannot be advertised or promoted by the company.Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand coordinator Shane Le Brun said the product had arrived “in the last week or so”.“It is now available for GPs to prescribe… [but] as an unregistered medicine they can’t make therapeutic claims and as a controlled drug they can’t advertise … so it’s kind of snuck in under the radar.”Since September, doctors have been able to prescribe CBD products without needing approval from the Health Minister.READ MORE: read more