Lloyds Banking Group to help double schools fundraising for BBC Children in Need

first_img Howard Lake | 7 October 2014 | News Tagged with: BBC Children in Need corporate Lloyds Banking Group to help double schools fundraising for BBC Children in Need  97 total views,  1 views today  98 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis David Ramsden, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, said:“We are really excited about working with Lloyds Banking Group as a Principal Partner and developing the ‘by children for children’ model at the heart of our fundraising. We are sure that Lloyds’ experience of working with schools and communities will help us to change thousands more young lives across the UK.” Advertisement Lloyds Banking Group has become BBC Children in Need’s first Principal Partner in a three-year partnership through its Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland brands. At the same time it has also become the charity’s first and only Schools Partner.Lloyds Bank National Schools Fundraising Campaign(l-r) Matt Young, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Lloyds Banking Group; Alison Brittain, Group Director, Retail, Lloyds Banking Group; Pudsey Bear; David Ramsden, Chief Executive, BBC Children in Need; Sir Terry Wogan KBE, Life President.The Group has committed to help the charity support all UK schools and over five million children in their charity fundraising activities and key skills development. The aim is to double donations raised through schools each year by 2017.The Lloyds Bank National Schools Fundraising Campaign will be include the provision of fundraising resources for schools; education and skills development in Literacy, Citizenship as well as employability skills; awards and rewards for pupils; and volunteering support from staff a the Group. Children will be “instrumental in helping to develop the campaign” as it scales up during the course of the partnership.The campaign showcase is the ‘Best.Assembly.Ever.’ in which pupils will plan and run celebration and fundraising assemblies during the week of the BBC Children in Need Appeal, which takes place on Friday 14 November.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lnqMTlpi_E[/youtube] 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

Fighting Obesity

first_imgThe University of Georgia has been awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to boost obesity prevention efforts in Georgia’s most affected rural counties, Calhoun and Taliaferro.UGA will work with county leaders and local stakeholders to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in projects called Healthier Together Calhoun and Healthier Together Taliaferro.Land-grant colleges and universities, located in states with counties with an adult obesity prevalence of over 40 percent, were able to apply for the special funding available through the CDC’s Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas.”To have a major impact on obesity, we must involve multiple sectors within communities – elected officials, churches, businesses, grocery stores and local health departments – and use multiple strategies,” said Marsha Davis, principal investigator of the project and associate dean of outreach and engagement at the UGA College of Public Health.The project will be led by the College of Public Health and UGA Cooperative Extension, an outreach unit of the university supported by specialists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Additional partners include UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a public service and outreach unit; local, district and state UGA Extension offices; local community organizations; and local, district and state public health departments.The primary goal of the project is to implement environmental changes to promote healthy eating and physical activity in places where children, youth and families spend their time. Proposed interventions involve working with schools, community organizations, local government and businesses to serve healthy food, sell healthy food, and create places to be physically active.”Obesity prevention needs to go beyond addressing individual behaviors. We must modify the environments in which we live that shape and support those behaviors,” Davis said. “We need to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.”These policy and environmental strategies will be bolstered by education and outreach services already in place in both counties and supported through UGA Extension including Georgia 4-H and Walk Georgia.”Health and wellness are major focus areas for UGA Extension programming and we in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are delighted to team up with the College of Public Health, the Fanning Institute and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to address obesity,” said Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean of UGA Extension. “Working together, we are all stronger and can better serve the citizens of Georgia.”The Fanning Institute, with its expertise in leadership development, training and education, will help facilitate the work of the community leaders and stakeholders to identify and support the programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity in their community.”We will engage leaders across all sectors of a community who can act to prevent obesity, help them evaluate their assets, and identify contributions they can make to create long-term, sustainable change for preventing obesity,” said Maritza Soto Keen, senior public service associate at the Fanning Institute.Obesity is one of the most daunting public health challenges facing Georgia. According to the 2015 State of Obesity Report by the Trust for Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Georgia ranked as the 19th most obese state in the U.S., with the 15th highest diabetes rate in the nation.”While our goal for this project is to decrease adult and childhood obesity in Calhoun and Taliaferro counties, 30 more rural counties in Georgia are confronting levels of obesity at or above 35 percent. We hope what we learn from this work will be a first step in addressing this issue statewide,” Davis said.last_img read more

Monroe County decides to turn away nonresidents

first_imgStarting Friday, if you are not a resident of Monroe county you will no longer have access to the area.The county’s Mayor Heather Carruthers, made the decision this week saying it was difficult choice but something that had to be done:“Probably 60% of our  economy is tourism-related, so it’s something that’s of a great concern to us,” Mayor Carruthers said. ” Frankly, that’s part of why we’re doing this. The earlier we stop the spread, the earlier we can control it, not just within the keys but, you know, throughout the nation, the sooner we can get back on our feet and get back to work.”The last time the county was closed off to non-residents not due to a hurricane, was in 1981 when the federal government put up roadblocks to check for drugs.To ensure the new order is being followed, checkpoints will be placed near mile marker 112 on U.S 1 and State Road 905 starting on Friday.Residents will be required to provide an ID proving that they live in the area.The only exception to the rule will be those who work in the area and have to commute to work. If you work in the area but do not live there, you will be required to provide a letter from your employer.last_img read more