Business community BBX UK launches Sparetember to benefit charities

first_img Business community tool BBX UK is running an initiative to generate funds for charities through its network this September.Sparetember will be a month-long campaign where businesses can donate goods and services through the platform to benefit charities.Businesses on the BBX platform trade with one another using BBX Pounds to order supplies or services for their business. Throughout Sparetember, businesses on BBX are invited to donate their spare capacity to help charities across the UK. This could be anything from unsold hotel rooms and magazine advertising space to unsold hours for a bookkeeper. When a company donates spare capacity, the stock will be sold within the BBX network with the funds generated from the sale donated to charities. Charities will be allocated a BBX Account Manager who will work closely with them and help them to source goods and services they require through the network, such as marketing support, infrastructure for events, accounting and finance support, to spend their donated BBX Pounds on.Those involved in the initiative include Dorset Blind Association, Diverse Abilities, Shark Trust, NSPCC, YMCA Exeter, Impact, Lincs2Nepal, Decision Time Ministries and Sports 4 Wellbeing.BBX UK was inspired to launch the fundraising initiative by the positive responses other month-long charity campaigns such as Movember and Stoptober have received in recent years.John Attridge, Founder and CEO of BBX, commented:“We are excited to be launching this initiative, utilising our business community for a such a great cause. We want to give back and support charities that support us by being a part of BBX. It’s also a great way for businesses on BBX to enhance their CSR initiatives as well as providing a feel-good factor. We don’t want other charities to miss out, so we are welcoming charities that aren’t already on BBX to sign up in time for Sparetember.”More information is available online and charities wishing to sign up to Sparetember can contact 03334 002014. Tagged with: Donated goods donated services  200 total views,  2 views today  201 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 21 June 2019 | News Business community BBX UK launches Sparetember to benefit charities Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Wenger silent on title hopes

first_img Wenger described the loss at the Britannia Stadium, sealed by Jon Walters’ 76th-minute penalty, as “a big worry” and “a massive setback”. But when asked how he assessed Arsenal’s title chances overall from here, the Frenchman said: “I don’t assess them at all, because I think what we have to focus on is our performance, and play well in our next game.” The rest of March looks absolutely crucial for Arsenal’s title hopes, with their league fixtures seeing them take on fifth-placed Tottenham, Chelsea (both away) and then Manchester City at home. With regard to Saturday’s display, Wenger was in no doubt his side had not offered enough offensively, but said the penalty – awarded when Walters’ flick struck Laurent Koscielny’s arm – was a “nice gift” for Stoke from referee Mike Jones, and was also keen to praise the Gunners’ defensive efforts. “I think our defensive performance was outstanding,” Wenger said. “If you look well at the chances that Stoke had, I can see maybe one cross to (Stoke striker) Peter Crouch, and after that what did they create? Nothing at all. “So you cannot say that our defenders didn’t perform.” Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was on the end of some rough-looking treatment during the game, with Stoke midfielders Glenn Whelan and Charlie Adam appearing to stand on the France international. Neither were punished by Jones, but it seems the Adam incident may lead to retrospective action by the Football Association. Potters boss Mark Hughes said it was the first he had heard about it when asked post-match about Adam’s antics, adding that it would be “a shame if people highlight that as it wasn’t that type of game”. He felt Stoke had been “excellent” in claiming a victory that moved them six points clear of the relegation zone. Arsenal have won only once in six Premier League visits to the Britannia Stadium since Stoke’s promotion to the top flight in 2008 – as well as losing an FA Cup tie there – and Hughes said: “I was made aware that in the last few years they have found it difficult here. “I don’t think they can have any complaints – we showed more intensity and more drive and determination in our play and that is what took the game away from them.” Stoke have also this term beaten Chelsea and Manchester United and drawn with Manchester City, all at home, and Hughes, appointed Potters boss last summer, added: “We have shown it at the Britannia against the top teams and we have to make sure we continue in the same vein against the teams around us. “We haven’t done that on too many occasions but have opportunities now to put more points on the board.” Stoke next play Norwich away and the rest of their league games this month are against West Ham and Hull at home, either side of a trip to Aston Villa. Asked why he thought his side were producing positive results against major clubs but often struggling to do so when playing less high-profile outfits, Hughes added: “I don’t know – I’ve been trying to work that out myself! “When we play top sides there is intensity, a determination and drive from us. “More often than not the top teams dominate possession so we have to have a different game plan. “We have struggled against lesser teams because when the onus is on us to take games to the opposition sometimes we are not as accomplished, and we need to get better at that as we need to find a way ourselves in the key games coming up.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was reluctant to make predictions about his team’s Barclays Premier League title prospects after their damaging 1-0 defeat at Stoke. Saturday’s top-flight results left the Gunners third in the table, level on points with second-placed Liverpool but considerably behind on goal difference, and four points adrift of leaders Chelsea, with all three having 10 more league matches to go. Meanwhile, Manchester City, in fourth, are two points worse off than Arsenal and Liverpool and have two games in hand over the top-three sides. Press Associationlast_img read more

James Jordan to present a program on “Buckskin Joe”

first_imgJames JordanSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, September 22, James Jordan, editor of the Wellington Daily News, and former editor of the Arkansas City Traveler, will present the program “Buckskin Joe”.  Jordan will share tales and true stories of one of South Central Kansas’s early settlers and interesting characters to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet meeting room, 1311 E. 16th, Wellington.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meal at 5:30 p.m..When James Jordan attended a story-telling seminar, he knew his next step was to find a character to portray.Jordan enjoyed reading old newspapers, so when he read about E.J. Hoyt, better known as Buckskin Joe, he knew he had found his character.“I kept seeing his ads,” Jordan said, “and I got to studying them a little bit. His ads were always really funny.”“Buckskin Joe was a person of many talents,” Jordan said, adding that he was a Canadian citizen who fought in the Civil War and that earned him citizenship and a land grant. And the land grant brought him to Kansas and the Arkansas City area.“Buckskin Joe was one of the original settlers to found Arkansas City in 1870” Jordan said, “He settled on the Walnut River, two miles from where the city was founded.”Jordan said that Buckskin Joe worked as an Indian scout, performed in a circus, and later traveled in Wild West Shows with Pawnee Bill.Jordan said that among Buckskin Joe’s many interests were his grocery store in Arkansas City, and his gymnasium, where he practiced gymnastics. Jordan added that Buckskin Joe walked a tight rope across the main street in Arkansas City in the 1880’s.“The Museum at Ark City actually has his balancing pole,” Jordan said.“He was also a self-taught musician,” Jordan said, adding that he called himself a professor of music, claimed he could play 17 instruments, and started the Arkansas City Municipal Band, one of the oldest bands in the state that has continuously operated.According to the June 26, 1878 Arkansas City Traveler newspaper, Buckskin Joe and his band were to spend July 4, 1878 in Wellington “to give the people of that burg a taste of good music.”“He also was heavily into gold mining and seemed to have a knack for finding it,” Jordan said, “he made a fortune in the Colorado gold mines, and claimed to have found gold near Arkansas City, but said it was too small of an amount to be mined.”Jordan said that after about 1880 he spent his summers in Colorado mining gold and his winters in Kansas teaching music.  Then about 1900, he moved to California, where he lived until he died in 1918.“He was just an amazing character,” Jordan said.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more