Fight for Sight’s Radio 4 appeal raises £35,000 in five weeks

first_imgFight for Sight’s Radio 4 appeal raises £35,000 in five weeks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 21 October 2003 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people Research / statistics Fight for Sight has raised £35,000 with a radio appeal launched by Baroness Betty Boothroyd, PC, President of the charity which funds research into the prevention of blindness and treatment of eye disease.Baroness Betty Boothroyd, PC, President of Fight for Sight, launched the appeal with a broadcast on 7 September 2003. The broadcast, which was aired three times on Radio 4, described the plight of Michael, who has macular degeneration, and how Fight for Sight funds research to help people like him. Over a thousand listeners were inspired by the broadcast to donate money to Fight for Sight. 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.last_img read more

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AP source: Mavs get former Ute Wright from Grizzlies in sign-and-trade

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDALLAS (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Mavericks have acquired guard Delon Wright from the Memphis Grizzlies in a sign-and-trade agreement that could make the restricted free agent a starter alongside rookie of the year Luka Doncic.Wright and the Mavericks have agreed on a $29 million, three-year contract, agent Greg Lawrence said Sunday. The Grizzlies will get two second-round picks in the trade, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced.The move by the Mavericks comes after they missed out on free agent target Danny Green, a shooting guard and strong defender who agreed on a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers after former Toronto teammate Kawhi Leonard chose the LA Clippers over returning to the Raptors.The 6-foot-5 Wright has a chance to be a solid complement to Doncic because of his versatility on defense. The 27-year-old was chosen 20th overall in the first round by the Raptors in 2015, one pick before the Mavericks selected Justin Anderson. The Grizzlies got him in the trade that sent Marc Gasol to Toronto before the deadline last season.Wright spent parts of his first two seasons shuffling between the Raptors and their G-League affiliate. In 26 games with the Grizzlies last season, he averaged 12.2 points, nearly five points above his career average. Wright also doubled his career output in rebounds and assists in his short stint with Memphis. Tags: Dallas Mavericks/Delon Wright/Memphis Grizzlies/NBA July 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local AP source: Mavs get former Ute Wright from Grizzlies in sign-and-trade Robert Lovelllast_img read more

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College library details resources for students

first_imgWith the semester well underway, the Cushwa-Leighton Library at Saint Mary’s aims to remind students of the services it offers. One way of doing this is through a social media promotion featuring young children wearing capes.“Captain Cushwa-Leighton is our resident library superhero,” senior Taylor Strong, who works at the library’s circulation desk, said.Editor’s Note: Strong is a social media manager at The Observer.Strong is also the library’s social media intern. She manages posts for the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts where the Captain Cushwa-Leighton images have appeared.Captain Cushwa-Leighton and the super tutors have appeared on signs posted in the library and the library’s social media posts.“[The kids] aren’t here often … we just like to use their pictures,” Strong said. “The library like[s] to use them in social media posts to get students excited about asking questions for help.”Captain Cushwa-Leighton images have been used by the library before, with children of faculty affiliated with the library and writing center appearing as the superheroes, junior writing tutor Brynne Volpe said.“Their children are the writing center’s unofficial mascots,” she said.Among the services the library likes to remind students about is the research help desk, which is staffed by a librarian most of the hours the library is open.“The research desk is there for anything,” Strong said. “You can get help finding sources for different research papers. … They also help with citations.”The Cushwa-Leighton Library also has librarians who specialize in particular subjects and research areas.“These librarians focus on certain areas and know more about individual subjects,” Strong said.Also located in the library is the Writing Center, where students can meet with tutors for help during the process of writing papers, Volpe said.“We assist, support and aim to help people become better writers through all stages of the writing process,” she said. “[Students] can come to us with anything — even just a vague idea of what to write about. We just want to support writers and show that writing isn’t always painful.”Beyond supportive services for students, the library also aims to engage students in fun activities. Strong said the library is marking Banned Books Week this week by asking people to submit titles of their favorite banned book. The library also has several events planned for later in the semester.“We have a trivia event coming up in November,” Strong said. “We’re putting it on for the entire school.”As the library’s social media intern, Strong works to organize a contest each semester. For the fall semester, the contest will have a Halloween theme.With events such as these, Strong said the library aims to reach out to students and make sure they know what services are available to them.“There’s been this big push for the first 100 days of school to make sure the freshmen are comfortable,” Strong said.Tags: Cushwa-Leighton Library, Saint Mary’s College, superheroeslast_img read more

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Holycross FC fail to secure Division One title

first_imgHolycross still not out of though. If Streamstown Celtic lost their final game next weekend Holycross will win the League, a draw will take it to a play-off. Philip Cullen was at the match for Tipp FM Sport.The opening TSDL Premier League games finished Clonmel Celtic 1-1St Michaels and Cashel Town 4-2 Glengoole.In the TSDL First Division it finished Cahir 3-1 Redmonstown. Division 3 full time result saw Suirside beat Dualla by two goals to one.Suirside are Division 3 League champions.In the Munster Youths Cup semi final in the Pike Grounds, the full time score was Fairview Rangers  0 Clonmel Town 4. Jack Burke scored three goals and Dylan Walsh netted one. Elsewhere, in the North Tipp Premier Division League, Roscrea United hosted Thurles Town at half eleven. That game finished Roscrea United 2 Thurles Town 1. Nenagh Celtic took on Cloughjordan at three o’clock. The full time score was Nenagh Celtic 2 Cloughjordan 1. In the North Tipp Division 1 League Holycross FC were looking to win the league for the first time when they came up against Streamstown Celtic. The full time score was:Streamstown Celtic 3 Holycross FC 2. last_img read more

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