7 ways businesses are supporting charities: from cycle challenges to cupcake days

first_img Melanie May | 11 November 2020 | News Santander, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer ScotlandSantander UK employees have raised more than £1 million for the company’s national charity partners Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland by taking part in fundraising events such as Memory Walk, Cupcake Day, It’s a Knockout and Elf Day since the partnership began in 2019. This summer alone, around 460 employees raised over £120,000 by completing their own Memory Walks including a £50,000 matched funded by the Santander Foundation. Memory Walk is also sponsored by Santander UK and saw company Ambassador Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill get involved by making a warm-up video for participants to mark World Alzheimer’s Day in September. One employee, Baksinder Chima, a Governance and Control Manager for Santander UK raised over £3,700 for the charity with her brothers (pictured above and main image). Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising  274 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barclays & StarlightBarclays has donated £100,000 to help support seriously ill children from low and moderate income families in hospitals around the country. The money donated to Starlight will be shared amongst 100 hospitals that do not have budget for play and distraction services for children receiving treatment. Each hospital will receive Starlight Boost Boxes and Distraction Boxes, which include toys, puzzles and Nintendo gaming bundles with a value of £1,000 to entertain, comfort and distract children from often invasive and stressful treatments. It is hoped that through Barclays’ funding, the boxes will support 100,000 children in the UK over the next six months. The donation will enable Starlight for the first time, to directly approach hospitals that don’t have budget to fund play and aren’t aware of the free support that the charity provides. Poundland, Make-A-Wish UK®, Tommy’s & Whizz-KidzMake-A-Wish UK®, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz are to benefit from a new initiative in Poundland stores. The three have been Poundland charity partners since 2017, with £3.7m raised over that period and a target of £2.5m more in the next two years. Poundland has now teamed up with fintech charity Pennies to collect micro-donations through a “digital charity box” using chip and pin machines. Poundland customers spending more than £3 will be invited to donate 25p when paying by chip and pin. 90% of donations will be divided equally between Make-A-Wish, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz, with 10% going to the Pennies Foundation. Barclays & SamaritansBarclays has announced a new three-year partnership with Samaritans. The partnership is part of Barclays’ £100m Covid-19 Community Aid Package, which the bank launched in April in response to the pandemic. Barclays will support Samaritans’ response to Coronavirus, helping the charity to be there for those most at risk, both now and in the future. The strategic partnership will see Barclays help grow and expand Samaritans’ emotional support service, through a range of new and existing programmes of work including new digital and volunteering initiatives. Barclays staff will have the opportunity to volunteer with Samaritans as part of the partnership, either by providing emotional support as listening volunteers or by contributing as support volunteers. Tour de Law & Breast Cancer NowFrom Monday 12 October to Sunday 18 October, barristers and solicitors from across the UK took part in the annual charity cycle challenge, Tour de Law, with 50 teams of 10 cyclists raising a record £207,364 for Breast Cancer Now. Over 400 legal professionals from 32 businesses across the UK participated in this year’s event, with Jones Day was announced as the Tour de Law: Cycle Your Way 2020 Champion, raising £21,050 and cycling 7,819km. Poundland has teamed up with Pennies to support its three charity partners, while the annual Tour de Law has raised its biggest total ever, and Santander is celebrating raising over £1m for dementia charities – and more corporate fundraising news. 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. Tour de France & Cure LeukaemiaCure Leukaemia has been named as the first ever Official Charity Partner of the Tour de France in the UK. This partnership means that Cure Leukaemia’s major cycling event, The Tour 21,which will see amateur cyclists take on all 21 stages of the Tour de France route one week ahead of the professional event in 2021, 2022 and 2023, will be the only charity event of its kind with an official partnership with the Tour de France in the UK. The Tour 21, which will take place from Saturday 19 June – Sunday 11 July 2021, will see a team of 25 amateur cyclists led by former footballer, blood cancer survivor and Cure Leukaemia Patron Geoff Thomas taking on all 21 stages of the Tour de France with the aim of raising £1,000,000 for Cure Leukaemia. This partnership is the legacy of Geoff Thomas’ cycling achievements since his diagnosis with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003, just months after finishing his professional football career. Asda & BBC Children in NeedBBC Children in Need and Asda have launched their 2020 fundraising campaign. This year, money raised by Asda will help to fund BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials programme, which supports disadvantaged children and young people and their families who are living with severe poverty, and provides them with basic, everyday items such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to give them a hot meal, clothing and other items and services critical to their wellbeing. Money donated through in-store fundraising or by buying merchandise such as Pudsey clothing, Pudsey ears or the Official BBC Children in Need t-shirt, will go towards providing crucial items to children and young people across the UK who need them most. 7 ways businesses are supporting charities: from cycle challenges to cupcake dayslast_img read more

Methodist Hospital of Southern California Honored as One of the Best Hospitals in the Nation

first_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia is one of only 102 hospitals in the country to receive a five-star rating awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for providing high quality, safe, effective care to patients.Members of the hospital held a press conference at Pasadena’s dusitD2 Constance Hotel Tuesday to discuss the award that placed Methodist Hospital in the top two percent of hospitals nationally and the only one in L.A County to receive that rating.“We are truly honored to be the only hospital in Los Angeles County to receive this prestigious five-star rating from Medicare,” said Dan Ausman, President and CEO at Methodist Hospital. “We are extremely proud of our doctors, nurses, and staff for helping Methodist Hospital earn this extraordinary recognition for providing excellent patient care.”Medicare’s overall star rating summarizes up to 64 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well a hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S, according to a press release.“Methodist has traditionally been rated as a four star hospital and this year, for the first time, we have been rated a five-star hospital,” said Ausman.Methodist Hospital is one of nine hospitals in California to be rated five stars with the most common rating being three stars.“It’s really a credit to our physicians, clinical staff, the support of our hospital board, the leadership of our medical staff and the foundation board for the resources they have provided for us to be able to provide great clinical care and great technology that enables us to provide a very safe environment for our patients,” said Ausman.The hospital was founded in 1903 and offers advanced cardiovascular and neuro-interventional services, including cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, neurosurgery, and clot removal for stroke. Los Angeles County has designated Methodist Hospital as both a heart attack and stroke receiving center as well as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics.More than 57,000 patients were treated in the Emergency Department last year with more than 16,000 patient admissions and 25,000 outpatient visits to the hospital alone, according to a press release.“Good doctors are looking for good hospitals and good hospitals are looking for good doctors and we’ve got a great match here,” said Methodist Hospital Foundation Board of Directors Chairman Sherry Wang.Earlier this year, Methodist Hospital was also recognized by The SafeCare Group as part of their 100 SafeCare Hospitals listing where the hospital ranked number eight in the nation among hospitals with more than 400 beds for providing high quality, safe care to patients.“The hospital continues to give back to the community in terms of new services, ensuring our patients don’t have to leave the Arcadia and San Gabriel Valley area to go other hospitals,” said Ausman.For more information on Medicare’s Hospital Overall Star Ratings initiative, go to www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompareFor more information about Methodist Hospital of Southern California, visit www.methodisthospital.org. 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Fry Given Decatur Award

first_imgDavid Fry, the 2020 Stephen Decatur Award recipient. Photo of courtesy of Effective Advancement Strategies.Greensburg, IN — Like most organizations this year, the Decatur County Community Foundation (DCCF) reached deep into their creativity pool to host their annual meeting.  This year, the meeting titled “Are You Smarter Than a Board Member?”, aired on Facebook live Wednesday afternoon and allowed the audience to interact live while staff members asked questions regarding the history of DCCF. During the “commercial break”, the foundation announced the 2020 recipient of the Stephen Decatur Award.  This award is given to Decatur County citizens that go above and beyond for their community.  The 2020 award went to David Fry. DCCF Executive Director Tami Wenning stated, “David has done so much for our community for so long and behind the scenes.  It’s not about him getting recognition, but has always been about making our community the very best it could possibly be for all those that live in it.”last_img read more