HBOS Foundation chooses Help the Hospices as charity of the year

first_imgFurther events are already planned throughout the year including dress downdays, sponsored marathon runs and raffles to win tickets to the Euro 2004football championships.Television presentations were broadcast to staff from Help the Hospices, Mencap and Barnardo’s prior to the vote.The partnership is likely to raise over £1 million donation dring the year, and is one of the largest corporate partnerships Help the Hospices has ever undertaken.Barnardo’s, Mencap & Enable Scotland will not miss out as runners-up in the pitch, withthe HBOS Foundation making a £50,000 donation to each charity. In addition,if HBOS colleagues break their £1 million target then any money raised overthat will be split between all three charities.Last year colleagues from Clerical Medical helped HBOS to beat the MillionPound Challenge target, raising a total across the group of £1.273 million for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Howard Lake | 26 March 2004 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Help the Hospices is the chosen charity of the HBOS Foundation for 2004 following an online and telephone poll by Clerical Medical and HBOS Group staff to vote for their favourite charity., has kicked off its2004 fundraising campaign in earnest with an evening at the races, whilstattending the HBOS Group’s annual conference. Employees who took part inthe event made a significant contribution towards Help the Hospices, HBOS’chosen charity in the HBOS Foundation Million Pound Challenge.With match funding from the HBOS Foundation, (See note 1) Clerical Medicalraised over four thousand pounds for Help the Hospices during the course ofthe evening. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HBOS Foundation chooses Help the Hospices as charity of the year 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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Gross wishes Marrone well with the Bills, looks to move fast on finding replacement

first_imgSyracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross said Monday he’s happy for Doug Marrone, and is looking to “move fast” on naming a new head coach.Gross spoke on ESPN CNY’s “Upon Further Review” and said Marrone had a good opportunity to leave to be the head coach for the Buffalo Bills, and it was the right move for him to make.“What a great opportunity for him,” Gross said. “When you’re coaching football, the pinnacle for a lot of coaches is to make for NFL.”Marrone, who leaves Syracuse after four seasons, built up a record of 25-25. He led the Orange to two Pinstripe Bowl victories. But before coming to Syracuse, he spent seven years coaching in the NFL, including three as the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints.It was at that time, Gross said, that former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian told him he should hire Marrone because he was ready to be a head coach in the NFL even then.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s something that he’s probably had on his bucket list of things to do. He got the opportunity,” Gross said. “He was one of the hottest commodities out there, I totally got that and understood that for a long time.”Gross said he would be more disappointed if Marrone left for another college program like Ohio State or Michigan. But the Syracuse athletic director said Marrone leaving for the NFL is a positive development for both him and the program.Gross said Marrone had stability and a “long-term contract,” with Syracuse. He said there were no issues between Marrone and SU. He did say, though, that fans’ support for the program might not have been to the level Marrone hoped.“I do think that there is a sense that he felt like folks didn’t always, I don’t know what the percentage is, it’s probably a minority, but some folks didn’t get what was happening,” Gross said. “We had a very entertaining team this year and I think he was disappointed in some regards because this is his alma mater, and he just thought that people would get behind it a little bit more.”As far as who becomes the next head coach at Syracuse, Gross said he’s looking to move quickly to make the hire. He stressed that Syracuse is heading in a good direction, coming off a 38-14 win over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl, and that he wants to continue that momentum.“You’ve got to look at ‘How do we keep the momentum we’ve created?’ That’s what our focus is. And we’re going to do what the right thing is to keep that going,” Gross said. “We’ve got great momentum, we’re getting ready to go to the ACC. We want to make sure everything is stable. We’ve created a culture that’s a winning culture and that’s what we want to enhance.”Whoever Syracuse chooses to be the next head coach, Gross said the future of the program is bright.“We are going to be fine. We are not in a situation, and I want to emphasize this, we are not in a situation where we’re coming off four bad seasons,” Gross said. “We’re actually exponentially improving.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more