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

The Latest: Notre Dame’s lone game outside ACC against USF

first_imgDeschamps says “he had a test yesterday which was positive this morning.”Pogba has been replaced in the squad by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga ahead of upcoming Nations League qualifiers against Sweden and Croatia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports East Carolina paused football activities indefinitely last week after a coronavirus cluster was reported within the team. The school’s announcement said there had been 10 positives associated with the football team.The school later announced that it would go to online-only undergraduate classes as of Wednesday due to multiple clusters on campus.East Carolina is now scheduled to open the season Sept. 26 against No. 21 UCF at home. Marshall was scheduled to open with Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 5.___Soccer games and other sports events in Germany will likely remain without fans until next year after Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that a ban on large events will be extended to Dec. 31. August 27, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Notre Dame announced it will play South Florida on Sept. 19 as its lone nonconference game of the football season. Associated Press The Fighting Irish will play as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference this season, a move made in response to the coronavirus pandemic altering schedules of the Power Five conferences.The USF game will be part of a three-game series between Notre Dame and South Florida, with future dates to be determined and one home game for the Bulls in Tampa, Florida.___The Sept. 12 game between East Carolina and Marshall has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.ECU announced the postponement Thursday, saying the schools hope to reschedule the game this season. The game was scheduled for this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall plane crash that killed 70 passengers and five crew members returning from the Thundering Herd’s game at ECU in November 1970. Merkel met with her 16 state governors on Thursday to discuss how to proceed as coronavirus infections rise again in Germany. Sport was not the main focus of the talks, but it is covered by the decision to extend the ban on events where hygiene and tracing can’t be ensured. That ban was set to expire Oct. 31 but was extended two months.___Spanish winger Carles Pérez is the second Roma player to test positive for the coronavirus as the team opens its training camp for Serie A.He joins goalkeeper Antonio Mirante. The Latest: Notre Dame’s lone game outside ACC against USF Pérez writes on Instagram that he feels fine and is “totally asymptomatic.”About 10 players have tested positive during the Italian league’s preseason.Serie A is scheduled to start Sept. 19.___France coach Didier Deschamps says midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been left out of the national team squad.last_img read more

Badgers counting on dynamic duo

first_imgIt is no mystery that any championship-caliber hockey team will go only as far as its goalie can take it. Nikolai Khabibulin carried the Tampa Bay Lighting through their magical Stanley Cup victory in 2004. Without Jim Craig, there would have been no miracle for the United States in 1980.The same holds true for the No. 3-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team, who entered the 2005-06 season with many options at the goaltender position. Returning to the Badgers were junior Christine Dufour and senior Meghan Horras. While redshirt freshman Jessie Vetter was supposed to make contributions this year, she will be out for the majority of the season after catching mononucleosis a number of weeks ago. Vetter’s sickness left the tandem of Dufour and Horras between the pipes, and they have not disappointed.The two have split time nearly equally this year and have posted a combined goals-against average of 1.42 and have a .918 cumulative save percentage. While Horras remains undefeated in goal this season, the two are nearly equal in all major statistical categories.”The goaltending has been very good,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “We had a little setback with Jess [Vetter] catching mono, and I know she was looking forward to playing this year, but you bring two quality goaltenders back that had good years last year. The progress has been good and I’m very happy with it.”Dufour, who hails from Quebec, is 2-1 on the year and is second on UW’s all-time goalie records for GAA and save percentage. Dufour has been making contributions since her freshman year and has a career record of 22-5-1; six of those wins were shutouts.”We’ve both been playing good in goal this season, but we haven’t been getting a lot of shots on goal because of how good the defense has been,” Dufour said. “We just need to keep doing our job.”Horras has posted a goals-against-average of under 2.00 her whole career and holds the UW record for shutouts (with nine) and for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal (243:50). This season Horras is undefeated in her four starts, including shutouts against Vermont and WCHA rival North Dakota.While both goalies are supportive of one another and take pride in each other’s successes, each would love to win the starting job outright and play every minute of every game.”I think we’re all OK with it, we know we’re going to split time and we accept that, but I think it’s still very competitive between the two of us,” Dufour said. “It’s not going to show on the ice, but secretly we both want the job.”Horras, who says there is a close friendship between all of the team’s goalies, has accepted sharing the goaltending duties but also remains intent on becoming the starter.”I always want to play as much as possible. I think of every practice as a competition to see who can play best every day,” Horras said. “Of course I want play every game, but Coach Johnson thinks it’s best for the team if we split, and I’m OK with that because I think she [Dufour] does a nice job.”On a talented offensive hockey team like the Badgers, the strong efforts by the defensemen and goalies may sometimes be overlooked. However, both the team’s coaches and players recognize how valuable their goaltending tandem has been to the team’s success this season. While the goaltending has been great this far, make no mistake about it — the quality play in net will have to continue in order for this highly talented hockey team to achieve their ultimate goal: an NCAA Championship.Both Horras and Dufour will see action this weekend when the Badgers take on WCHA counterpart St. Cloud State (2-4-0) at the Kohl Center.last_img read more