Wyevale Garden Centres raises £750,000 for Marie Curie

first_img Melanie May | 21 June 2016 | News Advertisement  154 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Wyevale Garden Centres raises £750,000 for Marie Curie 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. Wyevale Garden Centres has raised £750,000 for its charity partner Marie Curie more than 12 months ahead of schedule.The partnership launched in 2014 and is part of the Wyevale Garden Centres Gardens for Good community initiative, which supports causes where gardens or gardening aim to benefit people. It had originally aimed to raise £750,000 by July 2017.The money has been raised in a variety of ways including £274,000 raised through a 25p donation from entrance fees to children’s play areas in the garden centres, £90,000 from donating 10 per cent from certain products, as well as through participating in Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal, which this year raised £70,000.This month, Wyevale Garden Centres is taking part in Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party between 20th-29th June. All centres with a restaurant or café will also be donating 20p from every hot drink sold over the weekend of 25th/26th June as part of the event with the aim of raising £10,000.Stephen Murphy, chair of Wyevale Garden Centres, said:“It is a fantastic achievement by our colleagues and customers. The money can help fund over 37,500 hours of Marie Curie Nurses who support people with a terminal illness and their families. We have set ourselves a new aim of reaching £1 million for the charity and I know that we can count on everyone at Wyevale Garden Centres to step up to the challenge and do everything possible to support this amazing cause.” Tagged with: corporate Marie Curie  153 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more

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Competition: Win tickets to Common People 2016

first_imgCommon People Festival is to take place this coming May Bank holiday weekend (28th and 29th May) on South Park, Oxford.With Duran Duran and Primal Scream headlining, as well as acts including Katy B, Craig David’s TS5, Public Enemy, Gaz Coombes and Ghostpoet, the festival, curated by Bestival’s Rob da Bank, is not to be missed.Cherwell are giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win two tickets for the Oxford-based festival. To enter, take to Twitter to answer the following question:“Who on the line-up for Common People would you most like to see live?”All tweets must include your answer, and mention @CherwellMusic and @CommonPeopleOx as well as the hashtag #commonpeopleClosing date: Midday Friday 6th MayThe winner will be drawn at random and announced on the afternoon of 6th May via the @CherwellMusic account. One entry per person. Get tweeting!last_img read more

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Run the Yard! 5k University-wide fun run

first_imgGrab your sneakers and register to join the Harvard Community for a University-wide fun run on Friday, March 24.  This free, untimed 5K will do three loops around historic Harvard Yard and the northern Law School campus.  Harvard students, faculty, and staff, along with their friends and families are welcome to participate. Registration, refreshments, and activities will be held on the Plaza.7:25 am – Check-in opens on the Plaza, adjacent to the Science Center.7:45 am – Harvard Recreation leads warm-up exercises8:00 am – Fun run begins!8:30-9:30 am – Harvard Recreation leads cool-down exercises on the Plaza along with light refreshmentsSponsored by: Common Spaces, Harvard Recreation, The Office for Student Life, Harvard Center for Wellness, and the Office for Sustainability.last_img read more

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Bizwoman arrested over falsification rap

first_imgChamplon was taken to the Sta. Barbara municipal police station. ILOILO City – A businesswoman was arrested for allegedly falsifying public documents in Barangay Lanag, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. The 43-year-old Janet Champlon – resident of the village – was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant 9:45 a.m. on June 25, a police report showed.center_img The court recommended a P24,000 bail bond for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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Brazil overrun Ecuador in World Cup qualifier

first_img(REUTERS)-A decisive performance from Gabriel Jesus, who scored twice and made another goal, gave Brazil a deserved 3-0 win over Ecuador yesterday and helped get their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia back on track.Neymar slotted home a penalty after Gabriel Jesus was brought down in 71 minutes.The Palmerias forward doubled their lead 17 minutes later when he cleverly flicked home a cross from full back Marcelo.He got his second and Brazil’s third in injury time when he completed a counter attack with a curling shot from the edge of the box.“You don’t get a better debut than that do you?” said Gabriel Jesus, the 19-year old who will join Manchester City at the end of the year. “I am very happy to score on my debut not just for the goals but for the debut and the team.”The win was Brazil’s first in Quito for 33 years.Although Ecuador started well, tormenting Brazil down the flanks, there were few chances for either side in a scrappy first half.Brazil came into the game in the second period and were helped when Juan Carlos Paredes got a red card just moments after the visitors had opened the scoring.The result lifts Brazil into fourth place in the 10-team South American group, though there were still two more games to come later yesterday.Group leaders Uruguay faced Argentina in Mendoza, while Copa America champions Chile play Paraguay in Asuncion.In earlier matches, Colombia overcame Venezuela 2-0 in Barranquilla, while Bolivia’s new coach Angel Guillermo Hoyos got his reign off to the perfect start with a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Peru.James Rodriguez got Colombia’s opener just a minute into the second half before Macnelly Torres sealed the win 10 minutes from time.Wilker Angel and Rolf Feltscher were sent off for Venezuela but goalkeeper Daniel Hernandez saved his side from further embarrassment by stopping second-half penalties from both Carlos Bacca and Rodriguez.In La Paz, Bolivia’s Pablo Escobar put the home side ahead in 37 minutes with a spectacular free kick from long range and then Ronaldo Raldes doubled their lead with three minutes remaining when he headed home a corner kick.The top four teams in the group qualify automatically for Russia 2018 and the fifth-placed side goes into an intercontinental play off.last_img read more

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