10 more corporate partnerships for September 2014

first_img Tagged with: corporate 2. Pickfords and NSPCCPickfords supports NSPCC’s Underwear campaignRemovals and storage company Pickfords is supporting the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule campaign through its network of branches by donating space on its cartons to promote an important message for parents and carers.The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep their children safe from sexual abuse by having conversations with them without using scary words or mentioning sex. The main point is to explain to children that the parts of their body covered by underwear are private.Pickfords has supported the NSPCC since 2010 and to date has raised over £150,000 for the charity through staff taking part in a range of events, from marathons to skydives. The company has also previously donated advertising space on their packing cartons to promote the NSPCC’s helpline. 10 more corporate partnerships for September 2014 Argos and Homebase have raised £2 million for three charities working with people living with dementia. The partnership runs from 2013 – 2015 so the total will certainly be higher.Together Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer Scotland and The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland are Home Retail Group’s charity partner 2013 – 2015. Home Retail Group comprises Argos, Homebase and Habitat. Here is another round-up of company and charity partnerships.1. European Handball Federation and Play for ChangeThe European Handball Federation has agreed a sponsorship deal with Play for Change, an international charity that focuses on helping children through sports and education.The one-year partnership comes will see the name of the charity on the front, back and sleeves of the referee shirts across EHF club and national team competitions.The deal bolstered the existing relationship between the federation and the charity who have been working together since early 2014 to raise funds. EHF was one of the first international sports federations to donate signed merchandise from its winning teams and players as well as tickets to some of its exclusive matches that were auctioned on Play for Change’s charitable auction site. Howard Lake | 22 September 2014 | News Advertisement 9. NEC and Help Harry Help OthersNEC Group has raised £21,000 over the past year for Help Harry Help Others, the charity set up in memory of the remarkable fundraising efforts of Harry Moseley.The charity was voted for by staff as the NEC’s Charity Partner for the year. Fundraising activities included including making and selling bracelets (one of Harry’s great successes), cake sales, a tuck shop, fun days and a quiz. 4. Royal Borough of Greenwich and Seafarers UK and Sea CadetsSeafarers UK at Greenwich Tall Ships Feslitval. (l-r) Samantha, Storm, Cllr Denise Hyland, Sian, Connor, Boris Johnson.Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets were chosen as charity partners for The Royal Borough of Greenwich Tall Ships Festival (5–9 September).Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich said:‘The festival has been absolutely fantastic for Royal Greenwich, and Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets have made an enormous contribution towards ensuring its success. Their support has been crucial in helping to promote the Royal Borough and its historic maritime landmarks while also providing once in a lifetime opportunities for local young people to gain new skills as they experienced life sailing on the high seas.”As part of the charity partnership, Seafarers UK arranged for six young people living in the Royal Borough to become trainee crew members on board the Dar Mlodziezy, one of the largest vessels to compete in this year’s Tall Ships Regatta that started in Falmouth on 31 August. From this month onwards, Tesco will supply 40,000 boxes of own-brand nutritious cereal to breakfast club charity Magic Breakfast. The charity provides free food to over 8,500 school children in more than 250 primary schools every day, helping to make sure pupils don’t start their morning lessons hungry.Boxes of own-brand cereal on sale at Tesco stores will also feature information about the charity and how people can donate.Carmel McConnell, CEO of Magic Breakfast said:“This new Tesco donation of cereals will save the charity thousands of pounds this year, money we can use to extend to new schools who need help to reach hungry school children”. 7. Rovio and Room to ReadAngry Birds creators Rovio is helping Room to Read to raise funds around International Literacy Day, which was on 8 September. From 15-28 September players of Angry Birds Epic can buy a Good Deeds coin and help promote literacy around the world.Each coin costs $3.99 of which Rovio will give at least $1.40 to Room to Read. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 5. Argent, BAM and CRASH and Emmaus Brighton & HoveArgent and BAM staff volunteering at Emmaus Brighton & HoveKings Cross building contractors, sub-contractors and supply chain organisations have donated their time and materials to the Emmaus Brighton & Hove Project.Construction companies Argent and BAM worked with CRASH to source an appropriate building and homelessness project for 70 people with varying skills. CRASH is a charity that addresses the issues of homelessness by harnessing the skills, products and goodwill of the construction and property industry. It acts as the conduit between the industry and homelessness agencies to help improve emergency night shelters, hostels, day centres and move-on accommodation.A little daunted by the challenge of making the most of 70 professionals’ volunteer time all in one day, the Emmaus Brighton & Hove community decided to focus the volunteers’ resources on preparing the groundwork and then seeding what will eventually become a wild flower garden and meadow for visitors to enjoy.Donations of equipment and materials came from CRASH Patrons A-Plant and Dulux Trade as well as Jewsons and Chandlers Building Supplies.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 3. KCOM Group and SparksIn October a team of 20 employees and customers of KCOM Group will be taking on the challenge of cycling from Venice to Genoa with the aim of raising £50,000 for Sparks charity. Over £45,000 has already been raised, with support from Deloitte, Oakley Capital and several online sponsors.KCOM Group has supported Sparks as its charity partner since 2012, raising over £217,000 during that time to beat its original fundraising target by more than £100,000. 10. Argos and Homebase and three dementia charitiesCelebrations at raising £2 for three dementia charities 6. Tesco and Magic Breakfast 8. Arbuthnot and BeanstalkPrivate banking and wealth management Arbuthnot Latham has won the 2014 Beanstalk Corporate Challenge after raising £23,271, a record amount for the Corporate Challenge.National children’s literacy charity Beanstalk created the Corporate Challenge as a learning and development initiative that challenges corporate teams to compete against each other to raise at least £10,000 within six months for the charity’s work supporting children who are struggling with their reading. In return Beanstalk provides the participating teams with free learning and development in areas such as leadership, business planning and marketing through a series of structured activities and by assigning them external business mentors.In this year’s Challenge Aspire (Return Path) brought in £10,020 and Team Jack (Radisson Blu) raised £7,480. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. 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Police seize opposition newspaper in “unchanging hell” for journalists

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Organisation News June 15, 2020 Find out more Equatorial Guinea’s authorities allow no space for any non-government news media, Reporters Without Borders said today, reacting to the seizure on 9 June in the mainland city of Bata of 200 copies of La Verdad, a small political party newspaper that is the country’s sole opposition publication.”It is not just this case, it is the overall situation for independent news media that is absolutely scandalous,” the organisation said. “Under the rule of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, a notorious press freedom predator, the least hint of any opposition results in confiscation, arrest or imprisonment.”Equatorial Guinea is often called Africa’s Kuwait because of its oil deposits, “but it is one of the continent’s forbidden zones for free expression and an unchanging hell for journalists,” Reporters Without Borders added.The copies of La Verdad, which had been sent for distribution on the mainland part of Equatorial Guinea, were seized by airport police on 9 June in Bata, the second largest city of the country. Published irregularly by the Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS), it is the only opposition news media. The government controls all the mass media, radio and television. Journalists working for the state media have absolutely no freedom, and just relay official propaganda.In a weekly programme about matters of national interest in July 2003, for example, the state radio said President Obiang was “the god of Equatorial Guinea” and could “decide to kill without having to render account to anyone and without going to hell.”The day before La Verdad’s seizure, airport police confiscated documents in the possession of CPDS leader Placido Miko as he returned to the capital, Malabo, from a trip abroad. The police told him they were acting on orders from a superior.Pablo Gracia Sáez, the editor of the Spanish-language service of the pan-African news agency afrol News, received a threatening phone call from presidential spokesman Miguel Oyono on 11 April. Oyono accused the Norway-based news agency of “waging a campaign against Equatorial Guinea” and warned Gracia of the “consequences” of what he reported. “We are keeping an eye on you,” he added.In July 2004, the government announced its intention of bringing civil and criminal prosecutions against the international press for its “tendentious comments” about Obiang’s relations with the US bank Riggs. The Spanish press was particularly targeted after it published a US senate sub-committee report accusing Riggs of turning a blind eye to corruption in its handling of more than 60 bank accounts for the Obiang administration.Rodrigo Angue Nguema, the Malabo correspondent of Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Radio France Internationale (RFI), was forcefully pushed by the president’s press director on 9 March 2004 and barred from attending a presidential press conference at which only the state media was allowed in.A few months before that incident, on 3 November 2003, Angue Nguema had been arrested at his home on the orders of the public prosecutor and interrogated about a coup rumour he had mentioned in a dispatch five days earlier. As he was the only journalists to have referred to the rumour, the police argued that he must have information of interest to the authorities. He was held for eight days. News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea June 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police seize opposition newspaper in “unchanging hell” for journalists Equatorial Guinea’s authorities allow no space for any non-government news media, Reporters Without Borders said today, reacting to the seizure on 9 June of 200 copies of La Verdad, a small political party newspaper that is the country’s sole opposition publication. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s (photo) country is often called Africa’s Kuwait because of its oil deposits, “but it is one of the continent’s forbidden zones for free expression and an unchanging hell for journalists,” the organisation added. Reports to go further November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Equatorial GuineaAfrica Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Equatorial GuineaAfrica Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship May 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more