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Charity offers free property space to charities and voluntary groups

first_img  455 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis236 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. Howard Lake | 12 March 2014 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis236center_img Charity offers free property space to charities and voluntary groups CharitiesCommunity Interest CompaniesSports clubsNot-for-profit organisationsCommunity groupsArtistsBusiness startups by unemployed, disabled or disadvantaged peopleWhy free?CCP is able to provide these workspaces because landlords donate their empty commercial offices and buildings to them, rather than leave them unused.Really free?CCP say that the spaces it offers are available on six-monthly rolling licences. At the end of the initial six month licence another is granted if the building is not required by the landlord for a commercial tenant.There is no rent, rates or utility bills to pay when occupying a CCP venue. However, organisations wishing to install services such as a phone line or wif-fi connection would have to do so at their own cost.New buildings are added to the list of those available throughout the year.Contact Charlotte Russo, Charity Co-ordinator at Centric Community Projects for details. Charities looking for offices and storage space can now access a growing range of workspaces for free, thanks to Centric Community Projects, a charity based in Milton Keynes.The charity acts as a clearing hub for unused commercial property and makes it available to a range of not-for-profit organisations.What property is available?Centric Community Projects offers workspace, offices, storage, training/meeting rooms in various places across the UK to eligible organisations. There is no charge to acquire them or use them.Organisations can use them for their charitable activities, whether that is admin, office work, training, or storage.Who is eligible for free office space?CCP’s space is available to: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Former Mayor flies high for charity

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsFormer Mayor flies high for charityBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 996 Midwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association vice chairperson John Byrnes, Irish Parachute Club instructor Peter Breen, and Cllr Michael Sheahan taking part in a charity skydive on SundayMidwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association vice chairperson John Byrnes, Irish Parachute Club instructor Peter Breen, and Cllr Michael Sheahan taking part in a charity skydive on Sunday by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FORMER Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Michael Sheahan ended his term in office on a high as he leapt from a plane 13,000 feet in the air on Sunday to raise funds for the Midwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association.The Fine Gael councillor, who also completed the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 10k event in aid of the MWSA, described his skydive as “a wonderful experience”.He told the Limerick Post: “It was a long day, we were there from 8.30 in the morning and we didn’t jump until 8.30 that evening because of wind problems. I was worried that it would be cancelled but thankfully it wasn’t and it was well worth it.“I absolutely loved it. It was frighteningly exciting. Just as you’re leaning out of the plane, that’s when the second of doubt creeps in because it’s not natural, you’re leaning out into open space. But once you jump then you’re in freefall for a few seconds and you just have to go with the flow. You straighten yourself out then and I was floating down like a frog. It was lovely.”Cllr Sheahan added: “I’d recommend it to anybody with a bit of positivity about them. It’s a very unique way to raise money for charity as well. I would definitely do it again. I really enjoyed it and it was for a very good cause.”The City East councillor, who recently handed over the title of Metropolitan Mayor to Cllr Jerry O’Dea, says he is enjoying the break from “the cut and thrust” of civic events, but promises that he still has “plenty of issues to work on” between now and the next local elections in four years’ time.John Byrnes, vice chairperson of the MWSA, who joined Cllr Sheahan in the skydive with the Irish Parachute Club in Offaly, thanked the former Mayor for his support for the charity during his year in office.The Midwest Spina Bifida Association & Hydrocephalus is a voluntary organisation providing services to more than 100 families.Only 35 per cent of the charity’s funding comes from the HSE so it relies heavily on fundraising; all funds raised go directly towards its services.All its services are free of charge and include physiotherapy, orthotics, counselling for members and family, computer classes, cookery, leadership and self awareness development, summer camps, swimming and art lessons, wheelchair sports and more.For more information, or to make a donation, got to www.spinabifida.ie. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Print Twitter Linkedincenter_img Previous articleNew York welcomes The Lady DianaNext articleGarda vow on feuding gangs John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSCllr Michael SheahanIrish Parachute ClublimerickMidwest Spina Bifida Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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A forever grateful parent

first_imgMARGARET WEIMMER To the Editor:As a parent of thee children who attend Henry E. Harris, I was always pleased with the sense of community felt there. This year it has gone to new levels, and the staff at this school should be commended for being such amazing, kindhearted individuals. In January we learned that our youngest would need to undergo brain surgery, at just 7 years old. From day one, the entire school has been so incredibly supportive, from helping us prepare for surgery, home instruction after, and returning to school. Mrs. Kazimir personally assisted us with anything that she could and assured us that she would be there every step of the way for whatever we needed. Mrs. Whitney helped me immensely with home instruction and his transition back into the classroom. From the school secretary to the guidance counselor, everyone made us feel a bit more at ease. We could not walk into the schoolyard to pick up our older children without a teacher or parent asking how our youngest was doing. The support was truly overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Our biggest supporter was his teacher, Mrs. Senerchia. She has helped us and supported us in ways that I could never express my gratitude for. Over the year, she became a friend to not only my 7year-old, but me. Her compassion for her students is what makes her an incredible teacher and what makes parents and children lucky to have her as a teacher. Thank you for being so caring, concerned, and supportive! We could never thank you enough for the gift you have given us this year, in making not only one of our most difficult times easier, but more important, our son’s most difficult journey. BBOED is lucky to have a teacher as wonderful as you.last_img read more

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Journey to 2022: FIFA President Meets Leadership of Qatar’s Supreme Committee

first_imgOn top of that, more than 30,000 football fans have already visited the exhibits managed by the SC in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, a taste of the atmosphere they can expect in 2022.The next four years were also discussed in a meeting held on Friday between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the Managing Director of the SC, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani.“We already work very closely with Qatar 2022, and the experience here in Russia made the bonds even stronger. The shadowing programme provided a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and exchange experience,” said Infantino. “Qatar’s public interactions in Moscow and Saint Petersburg have ignited excitement among the global football community and the reaction has been fantastic, with fans and the general public very keen to engage with Qatari culture and heritage. The activities showcase the fact that Qatar will host a unique tournament – one that is compact, welcoming to all and family-friendly.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As soon as referee Nestor Pitana blew the final whistle and the Trophy was lifted by France’s Hugo Lloris, the fireworks lighted up the Luzhniki Stadium to announce an epic end to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, as well as the beginning of a unique journey to Qatar.The hosts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, who have been actively working on preparations for the event since 2011, are getting ready to take the World Cup centre stage.Over the past six weeks, 180 professionals appointed by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) have been shadowing and observing the 2018 FIFA World Cup operation in the 11 Host Cities.last_img read more

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