Andrex® sets out to raise £150,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust this winter

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 11 December 2008 | News Tagged with: Celebrity christmas corporate  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Andrex® sets out to raise £150,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust this winter This winter Andrex® is helping young people fight cancer with a new on-pack promotion being unleashed on 10.8 million limited edition packs of toilet tissue in partnership with the charity, Teenage Cancer Trust. A nationwide TV ad campaign will be supported by an intense through-the-line promotional drive online, experientially and through PR.The promotion, which is appearing on special Winter packs of dry and Fresh Andrex® is being endorsed by McFly who are keen supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust. The band’s drummer, Harry Judd, saw a close friend go through cancer in his teens. Harry and his band mates Dougie, Tom and Danny are supporting the charity with their goal to ensure that every young person diagnosed with cancer has access to one of their specialist cancer units.Consumers are encouraged to participate in the promotion to receive a special limited edition Andrex® Winter Puppy toy that’s dressed for winter in a Teenage Cancer Trust branded blue scarf and bobble hat.Commenting on the campaign, Chris Carter, Kimberly-Clark’s Andrex® brand manager comments, “Andrex® has a track-record of big-hitting charity promotions for charities such as The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Comic Relief. With a target of raising £150,000, we will be helping support teenagers and young people, as well as their families through their journey to fight cancer. In addition to enabling our loyal consumers to play a part in caring, it also allows us to give something back and reward their loyalty.”Simon Davies, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust comments: “Every day in the UK six teenagers are diagnosed with cancer. This is a rising figure and there are already more young people than children with the disease. At Teenage Cancer Trust we are dedicated to improving the lives of these young people by building specialist units within NHS hospitals which have been designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome. We are really excited to be working with such a big UK brand and hope that the Winter Puppy will be as popular as ever helping us to support more teenagers and young people in their fight against cancer.”Consumers can participate in the promotion by collecting an Andrex® token from special Winter packs and sending it off with a £6 cheque to receive the limited edition Pup. Or they can be bought directly from www.andrexpuppy.co.uk.– ENDS-® Registered Trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. or its affiliates.For further information please contact:Stephanie Westacott at Teenage Cancer Trust020 7612 0714 [email protected] Teenage Cancer TrustAbout Teenage Cancer Trust:Every day in the UK, six teenagers will face a cancer diagnosis. This is a rising figure and there are already more young people than children with the disease.Teenage Cancer Trust understands that teenage cancer requires specialist care and knows that young people have a much better chance in their fight against cancer if they are treated by teenage cancer experts, in an environment tailored to their needs. So the charity is working every day to make that happen, building specialist units in NHS hospitals.Teenage Cancer Trust units aren’t like ordinary cancer wards. Everything about them has been designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome. The charity estimates that, with the units they currently have around the UK, four out of 10 teenagers diagnosed with cancer now have access to the dedicated, specialist support they provide. But Teenage Cancer Trust’s aim is to build enough units so that, by 2012, every teenager will be treated on one.For more information on Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.teenagecancertrust.orgTeenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity, no. 1062559About Kimberly-Clark:Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people–nearly a quarter of the world’s population–trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well being. With brands such as Kleenex®, Andrex®, Scottex®, Huggies®, Pull-Ups®, Kotex® and Depend®* Kimberly-Clark holds the No.1 or No.2 share position in more than countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company’s 132-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com.About Andrex®• 1 in 10 households own an Andrex® cuddly toy• Since the first puppy advert in 1972, there have been over 120 ads starring the Andrex® Puppy• 24 rolls of Andrex® are being sold every second, making Andrex a £335 million brand• Andrex® ranks 8th in the Top 100 UK Grocery Brands, making it the number one non-food brand in the UK• Andrex® ranks 38th in the Superbrands 2008 survey• Andrex® has a 33.5% value share of the total market by value (source: A C Nielsen, July 2008 MAT)• Andrex® is the nation’s favourite brand of toilet tissue – a position it has held for over 40 years• For further information, please go to www.andrex.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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700 go pedalling for Pieta House in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE inaugural Pieta 100 National Cycle saw over 700 cyclists in Limerick pedalling to raise awareness for the issues of suicide and self-harm last weekend.With other cycles being held in Galway, Cork and Dublin to raise much needed funds for Pieta House, the Limerick event began and ended at Mungret GAA club where participants had the option of undertaking a 50k or 100k route. Both routes brought them past the Pieta House Midwest centre, which has been delivering a service to the region since 2012.Centre manager Martin O’Sullivan said their goal was to replace suicide, self-harm and stigma with hope, self-care and acceptance.“Our commitment to offering a free service can only be achieved with the help and support of communities. We’re grateful to all the cyclists for taking part, to the supporters and organisers and the people of Limerick for their support and commitment to Pieta House,” he added.With nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for those experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 17,000 people, with at least 5,000 seeking help in 2014. Previous articleWeek of events to promote mental health awarenessNext articleFree iPads won’t keep children out of poverty Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGSlimerickMungret GAAPieta House center_img Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal News700 go pedalling for Pieta House in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 1, 2015 798 Printlast_img read more

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Ohio woman killed by her Great Danes, police say

first_imgkali9/iStock(WAYNESVILLE, Ohio) — An Ohio woman was killed inside her home by her two Great Danes, one of which was known to be “vicious,” police said.The body of Mary Matthews, 49, of Waynesville, was found by her husband Dale Mark Matthews with what looked to be “a lot of bite marks” on Friday, Clearcreek Township Police Chief Chief John Terrill told ABC News on Tuesday.The husband called 911 and told dispatchers that “she was beyond any help,” according to an incident report.Police arrived and found numerous blood stains throughout the house, and confirmed that Mary Matthews was deceased, according to the report.Terrill classified her death as the “result of a dog attack.”The husband told police that he had previously tried to get his wife to get rid of the dogs before, but she refused. He said one of the dogs was “vicious” and bit several other people, according to the incident report and Terrill.“[Mary Matthews] was small in stature, [Dale Mark Matthews] said, and there was no way she could have fended them off by herself,” Terrill told ABC.Terrill said it appeared that Mary Matthews attempted to fight the dogs off with a baseball bat and managed to get them out of the house, but she did not then call for help.He noted that she may have not realized the extent of her injuries.There was also evidence that showed she changed her clothes multiple times and got out towels, “which appeared to be [her] attempt to clean up the floor or perhaps herself,” according to the report. All of the clothes and towels were found with blood stains.She had been dead for about eight hours before her husband found her in the bathroom on the first floor of the home, Terrill said.The Great Danes, one black and one brown one, were found outside in the backyard on the deck.They were later taken by the local dog warden and euthanized, according to Terrill.“It’s just an unfortunate event,” he said. “We feel for the family.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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University of Utah Athletics Announces Cancellation of All Events In Accordance With Pac-12 Decision

first_imgMarch 12, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local University of Utah Athletics Announces Cancellation of All Events In Accordance With Pac-12 Decision FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-In news released Thursday afternoon, the University of Utah’s athletic department confirmed that with the remainder of the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament being canceled, all scheduled University of Utah athletics department events have been canceled.The university’s decision coincides with that of the Pac-12 and was made in consultation with member universities of the conference.It was done in hopes of quelling the spread of coronavirus and is in the interest of the health and safety of student-athletes, campus personnel, working and event personnel, and all those attending Pac-12 events.Anyone who has pre-purchased tickets for scheduled events will be refunded. Fans are encouraged to contact the Utah Athletics Ticket Office with any further questions they may have.In the meantime, the university’s athletics department has maintained regular communication with the university and the Pac-12 to stay abreast of any information and recommendations for responding to the situation with COVID-19. Written by Tags: Utah athletics Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Laudrup angered by email U-turn

first_img Press Association Less than a year after he led them to their first major trophy, the Capital One Cup, the south Wales club decided to part company with the Dane earlier this month. Swansea had just one win to show from their previous 10 top-flight matches when Laudrup exited the Liberty Stadium, much to the manager’s surprise. Michael Laudrup claims to have seen his time at Swansea ended by an email just hours after agreeing to stay on as manager – an experience that may leave a sour taste in the mouth but will not stop him returning to the Premier League. The Dane was unable to elaborate on such matters due to the fact legal proceedings are ongoing, although was more forthcoming on other matters during a lengthy press conference. Laudrup confirmed he had written to Swansea’s players after being stopped from saying goodbye to them and had received messages of support from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Lineker. The well-travelled manager also confirmed he would welcome a return to the Premier League, despite the acrimonious manner in which he has departed Swansea. “It wouldn’t be fair to judge the UK on just this,” Laudrup said. “I would of course like to work again in the Premier League. It would be nice to win more trophies here.” The former midfielder thought an agreement had been reached with Huw Jenkins for him and his coaching team to stay on, although claimed in an unusual press conference at Heathrow that the Swansea chairman quickly reneged on his promise. “We ended up saying we have to stay together, we shook hands and he says ‘thank you very much because you want to help the club’,” Laudrup said of February 4, the day he departed. “Later that afternoon, while I’m talking on the phone, I receive a mail where it says that due to breach of contract, with immediate effect, my deal is terminated. “It was just a few hours after we shook hands and, of course, I’m very, very confused. “I called and I said ‘what is going on?’ after we shook hands and everything, but he said ‘yeah, after thinking’ – it was a little difficult to hear what was said. “I said ‘by the way, what does ‘breach’ mean?’ and he couldn’t explain that. He didn’t really know. “While I’m on the phone, my wife is saying that things are already on the internet, that I’ve been dismissed.” Laudrup had to wait nine days to find out the reasons for his departure and has yet to respond to Swansea, claiming the allegations were “silly” and “incredible”. last_img read more

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NGO to Build Multi-sport Stadium for Special Need Children in Abuja

first_imgThe Rabbi noted that the reason they chose Daughters of Charity Orphanage is because of its uniqueness and willingness to become better.“We have seen this place with a strong desire to improve the quality and service given to this children, once we heard about this place we knew we must do something to make a better change and we will like to copy this model in many other states across Nigeria.“We are guided by the principle of education whether it is the ordinary children or special needs children. The intention is to bring the children that will benefit from the hope centre, we want this to be our pilot programme to see how we do this and learn how to do it on a better level and this is definitely not a one off project.”The team leader of the orphanage, Rev Sr Victoria Nwosu while commending the Sternbach aid for their support urged the government to borrow a leaf and provide funds for special need children.“It’s really difficult for us because this is an organization that is of charity services and in the past we had many donors coming to help us but because of the problem of insecurity, most of those donors they have all gone back and the running of the place is becoming quite difficult, so we invite all Nigerians, our friends to come and help us build up this place, our aim is that every child that comes here will go back home.”Nwosu expressed optimism on the stadium project, adding that by the time it is completed, the children will enter into sports that will help them to realise their potentials.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan and Udora Orizu in AbujaA non-governmental organization (NGO), King of the World Foundation, Chabad Aid Humanitarian Projects for Nigeria has commenced the building of a multi-sport stadium for children with special needs at the Daughters of Charity Hope Centre, Kubwa Abuja.At the ground breaking ceremony of the stadium, the Chief Rabbi of Lagos, Mendi Sternbach, said the organisation which seeks to bring help particularly to the needy, aims to go beyond just providing food for them but making provisions for those things which people tend to undermine.last_img read more

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