Santander staff to donate 7,500 hours to local communities in 2010

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Santander’s Community Days national volunteering programme began this week, with the aim of enabling employees to donate over 7,500 hours of their time and expertise to local charities and community projects over the next few months. The programme focuses specifically on the areas in which the bank operates.The first initiatives include improving a local church garden in Exeter, painting a fence around an outdoor play area in Leeds, and regenerating a lounge area at an Age Concern centre in Manchester. Nine staff volunteers from the Milton Keynes branch are also decorating the main hall of the York House Centre in Milton Keynes.Meanwhile, branches across the country will be raising money for Santander’s Charity of the Year, Cancer Research UK, through local and national fundraising events.Sheralee Morris, Santander Community Relations Manager said: “This is the third year of the Community Days programme and the response has been fantastic. Last year 800 staff took part in various community projects and this year we expect up to 1,000 staff to take part from a range of different levels and positions”.There is no formal application process for charities and groups to benefit from this volunteering programme. If you have a programme or project that could benefit from this initiative and are based near a Santander branch, then contact them at [email protected]  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Volunteering Howard Lake | 20 April 2010 | News Santander staff to donate 7,500 hours to local communities in 2010 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

Welsh bakery wins award with Shane Williams pie

first_imgA life-sized pie of international rugby player of the year, Shane Williams, who plays for Wales, has been named as one of the best PR campaigns of the year by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.The Shane pie was launched at the Millennium Stadium in February 2009 in the week leading up to the Wales vs England game in the RBS Six Nations. It toured the media and supermarkets in Wales throughout the championship.The win put Peter’s Food Services in the news, with the judges describing the campaign as creative and engaging. The agency behind the initiative was Vibe in Cardiff.The CIPR judges said: “This was a fantastic campaign that maintained strong client branding throughout, while captivating the media and generating strong press coverage.”last_img

Bernie Sanders suspends presidential bid, leaving nomination to Biden

first_imgSanders scored a strong performance in the first contest in Iowa, and followed up with wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. But an overwhelming defeat to Biden in South Carolina on Feb. 29 was followed by a dismal showing on Super Tuesday, March 3, when he won just four of the 14 states holding contests.Those losses were compounded by others on March 10, including in Michigan, which Sanders had envisioned as a firewall.Sanders failed to attract African-Americans, who form an essential constituency for any candidate seeking the Democratic nomination, to his campaign. In the Mississippi primary on March 10, Biden won 86% of the black vote, while in South Carolina, the former vice president won almost two-thirds of black voters.For most of the race, Sanders remained in third place in polls, behind Biden and Warren. And his campaign was stalled in October, when he suffered a heart attack. The incident, which the campaign first called chest pains, was the first time a candidate experienced a potentially life-threatening health incident while campaigning for a major party’s presidential nomination.At 78, Sanders was the oldest candidate in the race and the health scare led to doubts about his fitness to serve, even though he said he had fully recovered and resumed a full slate of campaign activities. Sanders’s campaign was built around some of the most progressive proposals in U.S. political history, including his centerpiece Medicare for All plan to abolish all private insurance and create a government-run health care system. His agenda, which was largely also supported by Elizabeth Warren, pushed the Democratic Party to the left. Biden has already adopted versions of some of Sanders’s ideas such as free public college tuition in a bid to appeal to the Vermont senator’s supporters.Biden earned an insurmountable delegate lead over Sanders and more than half the nearly 2,000 delegates needed to secure the nomination, making it virtually impossible for Sanders have caught up in the nominating races ahead.Sanders’s decision to step aside is a marked change from 2016, when he took the primary battle against Hillary Clinton until June, just as Clinton did with Barack Obama in 2008.A Democratic primary contest that in mid-February had Sanders as the clear front-runner slipped away from the Vermont senator in surprisingly quick fashion. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential run on Wednesday after a string of stinging defeats left him without a credible path to the Democratic nomination, anointing Joe Biden as the party’s de facto standard bearer.Sanders’s move came after an unbroken string of losses in recent weeks that cemented Biden’s all-but insurmountable lead in delegates. Sanders, the one-time front-runner, lost voters across regions and demographic groups, failing to gather the diverse coalition necessary to lead the party.The race had been overshadowed by the quickly spreading coronavirus crisis, which left the two candidates with only one issue to discuss, and a public not focused on the 2020 race.center_img Topics :last_img read more