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Farfetch aims to end fashion faux pas with new service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:52:00 PM
....Farfetch employs more than 1,000 people and ships to more than 190 countries. Its most recent fundraising round valued the company at more than $1bn. ...
'Punk' beer maker BrewDog sells 22% of firm to private equity house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 01:40:17 PM
....Watt told investors that they stand make a return of 2,800% if they were among those who bought in at the first opportunity in 2010. That fundraising effort valued the company at just £26m, but the brewer has grown rapidly since then by capitalising on the growing popularity of so-called “craft” beers, tending towards strong hop flavours and higher alcohol content. ...
Which charity website should you use? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 05:59:00 AM
....com earned tens of thousands of pounds from public contributions in the wake of the attack. But the practice is not unusual, with many of the fundraising websites that have popped up in recent years also charging fees. ...
Deliveroo's verbal gymnastics show commonsense not on the menu image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:29:05 PM
.... Capital has to flow to the best prospects. Yet isn’t the process meant to be slow and methodical? A radical writedown of seven investments only four months after a fundraising may suggest the board was previously wearing rose-tinted spectacles, which is what Allied Minds’ critics always argued. ...
How Karen Millen lost the battle for her name – and her fortune image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:00:28 PM
.... The first store opened two years later and by the time they sold out in 2004 it had become a chain of 100, retailing a sexy look of tight-fitting dresses and Versace-style bustiers that was firmly plugged in to the fashion zeitgeist. In the 13 years since Millen sold the company, she has appeared to be living in a bubble, dividing her time between her three children and charity fundraising. ...
Tesco and Serious Fraud Office near to deal over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:46:01 PM
....David Green, director of the SFO, had said he was aiming to make a decision about the Barclays case before the end of March but it is understood this could now slip into April or even later. The investigation into Barclays centres on whether £2bn that the bank lent to Qatar was used in the 2008 fundraising. ...
‘A truly terrible story, and not uncommon’ – our work expert responds image
.... I’m also not a project manager, though I have occasionally managed budgets. I’m good with people one-on-one or in teams, but I’m not a natural extrovert, so fundraising or any job that involves frequent networking is probably not a good fit. ...
How can I leave my job in ad-land and use my skills to do good? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
.... I’m also not a project manager, though I have occasionally managed budgets. I’m good with people one-on-one or in teams but I’m not a natural extrovert, so fundraising or any job that involves frequent networking is probably not a good fit. ...
How a £1 million inheritance slipped from our family’s grasp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....Janice Booth has been fighting Manchester High School for Girls over Jenazian’s legacy on behalf of the late woman’s cousins, who were previously named as the chief beneficiaries. She says she feels deeply let down by the law, as well as the institutions that regulate charities and fundraising. ...
Let’s move to the Torridge valley, Devon: ‘It’s lush’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 04:30:37 PM
.... But you’ll still need your wits about you: with mod cons so distant, Torridge denizens have learned to be resourceful. This is one of the UK’s hot spots for volunteering and community fundraising, keeping the likes of the Plough arts centre and cinema going strong. ...
Cyber security takes centre stage in the age of Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:30:17 AM
....Fabric has raised just over £700,000 from angels and investors since inception in 2013. Hauck, a seasoned entrepreneur, is full of praise for Cylon but says the programme could have educated their cohort better with regards to fundraising. ...
A grand investment idea from Kevin McCloud, but it’s not without its risks image
....During the past few years mini corporate bonds have become an increasingly popular route for companies seeking alternative sources of funding. Among those that have turned to this type of fundraising in the past few months are energy company Ecotricity and rugby club Harlequins. ...
The women-led startups smashing the glass ceiling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 08:22:41 AM
....And yet, while her credentials have helped Cruickshank to catch investors’ attention, she still faces the challenge of pitching a business aimed at women to male financiers. “I’m fundraising for MyShowcase as I speak. ...
UK office workers spend £350 a year on tea and leaving presents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
....Overall, more than a quarter of people surveyed said they felt pressured when it came to contributing towards birthday and leaving gifts, with 28% feeling this way about birthday presents and 27% of people saying this about gifts for colleagues who were leaving. Nearly a third (32%) said they felt pressured into contributing money to help their colleagues’ charity fundraising efforts. ...
No need to fret: Metal Hammer magazine saved from closure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:52:55 PM
....The titles, along with the Golden Gods Awards and the Classic Rock Awards, suspended publication and faced closure after owner TeamRock, which fashioned itself as the self-styled “home of rock and metal”, went into administration in December. The news, which put more than 70 staff out of work with no severance pay just days before Christmas, prompted British band Orange Goblin to launch a fundraising drive on Just Giving that made more than £70,000 for staff. ...
Campaign group rapped over fracking claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:35:12 AM
....Friends of the Earth (FOE) must not repeat misleading claims it made in an anti-fracking leaflet, the advertising watchdog has said. The fundraising flyer claimed fracking chemicals could pollute drinking water and cause cancer and implied the process increases rates of asthma. ...
FTSE falters but Royal Bank of Scotland rises after Deutsche Bank deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 09:51:02 AM
.... Barclays (and others) could yet enjoy collateral benefit from such developments. Meanwhile Italy’s Monte dei Paschi has been bailed out by the government after the failure of its proposed fundraising. ...
Charity funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:20:12 AM
.... About 400,000 said yes, so from 1 January it will approach only these people to raise funds. "Historically, the way charities have raised income is to go to the general public, to write to them to ask for income," says Tim Willett, the RNLI's head of fundraising. ...
The 2016 awards for worst customer service, plus homes for Christmas walks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:16:49 PM
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. Hospice charity ‘locked into fundraising deal that misleads public’. ...
Italian cabinet gives green light to Monte dei Paschi di Siena bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:09:24 PM
.... They said the six largest banks could need €30bn to clean up their balance sheets and even if the €20bn “were to represent sufficient firepower to plug the hole, we doubt the decision to deal with MPS through a public sector solution will represent a template to be unrolled across the system quickly”. The €5bn fundraising from private investors was complex, involving a cash call on shareholders, asking bondholders to swap their investments for equity, and also parcelling off bad debts. ...
Hospice charity 'locked into fundraising deal that misleads public' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
.... Since the Charity Commission stepped in, the agency has agreed to pay back £325,000. The case is likely to raise concerns about the fundraising strategies used by some charities, some of which result in high management costs. ...
Italy to bail out Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank with €20bn rescue fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:14:28 PM
....The bank said late on Wednesday that it had failed to secure an anchor investor – the Qatar sovereign wealth fund – for a €5bn offer of new shares. Despite announcing on Wednesday night that a debt-for-equity swap offer raised slightly over €2bn – part of a complex fundraising exercise intended to bolster the strength of the bank – the failure to persuade a major investor to contribute €1bn meant the rescue plan would not succeed before it closed at 2pm on Thursday. ...
Uber makes losses despite surge in revenues, reports say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 08:42:50 AM
....The San Francisco-based firm was valued at more than $65bn in a $12. 5bn fundraising effort earlier this year but has remained secretive about its financial performance. ...
Italian government to request bank bailout funds from parliament image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 09:53:40 AM
.... This measure runs alongside a plan to ask bondholders to swap their investments for shares, and a restructuring of €28bn of bad loans to clean up its balance sheet. However, with the clock ticking on wooing private-sector investors to support the fundraising, one of the key backers of the bank’s planexpressed doubts. ...
Italian banks are living on borrowed time … and money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:30:32 PM
....Yet, eight years after the global banking crash, Italian and European banking regulators should hang their heads in shame that a bank the size of UniCredit should require such a large infusion of fresh capital. This is UniCredit’s third fundraising since 2008, a damning statistic. ...
Charities fined over 'wealth screening' data breaches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 07:21:01 PM
....Meanwhile, the Charity Commission said it had opened compliance cases into both the RSPCA and BHF. The organisation's Sarah Atkinson said: "We are working with the charities concerned, the Information Commissioner and the new fundraising regulator, to ensure that any necessary remedial action is taken. ...
Monte dei Paschi shares fall after Italian referendum result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 01:59:30 PM
.... The bank was ranked as the weakest of the 51 European institutions subjected to the annual assessment. A consortium led by the Wall Street bank JP Morgan was meeting to discuss the fundraising but unlikely to make any formal decision for a few days to test the political backdrop after Renzi’s resignation. ...
Fallout from Italy's referendum will be both financial and political image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:00:56 PM
Christmas card maker Schoolcardshop stops trading image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:38:19 PM
....”. Schoolcardshop’s website says it has been providing schools with “extremely high-quality printed products to help with their fundraising initiatives” for nearly 10 years. ...
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SFO asks for private hearing in unfair dismissal claim by ex-Barclays banker image
....The SFO has said it will decide by March 2017 whether to bring charges in connection to the events in 2008 when Barclays avoided a taxpayer bailout by raising £7bn from investors, including in the Middle East. The bank is contesting a £50m fine by the City regulator in relation to the fundraising during which the Financial Conduct Authority said it “acted recklessly” over the disclosure of £322m of fees paid to Qatar Holdings. ...
Sainsbury's joins Christmas ad battle with animation and James Corden image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:01:32 AM
.... Profits from a range of merchandise, including a gingerbread version of Dave and an animation kit, will go towards family accommodation at Great Ormond Street hospital for children. Sarah Kilmartin, who is in charge of broadcast communications at Sainsbury’s, said the company did not have a specific fundraising target but raised £1. ...
Friends of the Earth fracking leaflet 'misleading', ad watchdog says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 01:21:33 PM
....Friends of the Earth (FOE) misled the public in a leaflet which claimed fracking can cause cancer, the advertising watchdog has said. The fundraising flyer also featured a photo of Grasmere in the Lake District - despite there being no plans for fracking in the area. ...
Price of a UK funeral has 'more than doubled' since 2004 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 01:37:50 PM
.... Of those, 10% had to sell belongings to cover the cost, 24% had to put the balance on a credit card, 10% had to take out a loan and 18% had to borrow money from a friend or relative. Meanwhile, fundraising website JustGiving has revealed that the number of people turning to crowdfunding to help cover the cost of a funeral has surged more than 300% since 2015. ...
An unlikely story image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 11:09:13 PM
....Back in South America, Alper Akosman, a 28-year-old Turkish businessman who lives in Chile, says that thanks to the popularity of Turkish TV shows, many Chileans are now interested in his home country. He adds that he recently went to a charity fundraising event where the theme was Turkish TV dramas. ...
Kickstarter crowdfunding site launches in Asia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:20:18 AM
.... . With Kickstarter now launching in Hong Kong and Singapore, people can present their projects from a local base and with their fundraising goals set in Hong Kong or Singapore dollars. ...

Heartwarming video of father and son's carpool karaoke for Alzheimer's Society goes viral
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....The 80-year-old was diagnosed with dementia in 2013. The video, and a few others, have helped raise more than £30,000 for the Alzheimer's Society after Simon son set up a Just Giving fundraising page. ...

Royal Academy can be 'rather intimidating' for new visitors, says president
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.... It never goes away. It's on an equal par with fundraising: it never stops. ...

'We have no maps, we don’t know where to go': How Lake Como became the unlikely hotspot of Europe’s migration crisis
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....Wordsworth celebrated Lake Como’s “chestnut woods and garden plots of Indian corn tended by dark-eyed maids”, and the area is a playground for celebrities and well-heeled visitors from around the world. The most famous name to own a villa on the lake is actor George Clooney, who with his British wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, recently hosted a lavish fundraising dinner at another stunning lakeside property, the 19th century Villa Camilla. ...

Donald Trump 'hints that Hillary Clinton could be shot' by gun rights supporters
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....". In a statement Priorities USA, a fundraising group backing Mrs Clinton, added: "Donald Trump just suggested that someone shoot Hillary Clinton. ...

Shocking moment bike thief throws acid at motorcyclist during heist chase
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....Mr Hardingham has now shared the footage in a bid to help police catch the thieves who struck last Thursday at around 3pm, with the video garnering over 470,000 views on Facebook. He has also set up a fundraising page to raise £500 to pay for repairs to Mr Robertas' bike. ...
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Uber cab driver gets to see his son compete in the Olympics thanks to a generous passenger 
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. An Olympic shot-putter will have his his cab-driver father watching him at Rio after an extraordinary fundraising campaign by a passenger. ...
Parents are paying the price for raising Olympic stars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 06:00:26 AM
....Sutcliffe admits, though, that it would be difficult to develop a suitable funding model as families could be subjected to means-testing and there is disagreement over whether national governing bodies, government-funded sports organisations or local authorities should provide the money. As limited funding is available for individuals, sports clubs often hold fundraising events to cover costs such as venue hire so they are then able to lower the subscription fees. ...

The Telegraph meets Gladstone the pampered Treasury cat - who is tracked by an app and fed by doting staff
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.... A glance at their phone, and they can see exactly where in the offices Gladstone is.  To ensure the pampered puss is kept in toy mice, catnip and food, the staff run regular fundraising drives. ...

Honours system is a symbol of ‘very British corruption’, says Steve Hilton
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....Mr Hilton has said the row should be used to reform the "whole rotten system". He also called for an annual cap of £1,000 on individuals’ political donations to “force parties to democratise their fundraising”. ...

Donald Trump 'asked why US couldn't use nuclear weapons if he becomes president'
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....Paul Manafort, Mr Trump's campaign manager, publicly denied reports he was struggling to control the candidate. The Trump campaign saw an increase in fundraising to $80 million in the month of July, only slightly less than his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. ...

Fundraising page of RideLondon cyclist who died during event reaches £45,000
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. The fundraising page of a cancer survivor who died during the RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle event has received almost £45,000 in donations in less than 24 hours. ...

Family of junior doctor Rose Polge says fear of professional future and long hours contributed to suicide
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....”. The comments were made on fundraising website JustGiving to raise money in her memory for mental health charity MIND and the Dartmoor Search and Rescue group, whose volunteers aided in the search for Dr Polge. ...

Ukip leadership frontrunner Steven Woolfe's bid could be derailed by membership issues
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....The North-West England MEP contributed just £175 to his party’s coffers during that time, according to an internal log of donations seen by the party’s National Executive Committee. The money came in April when he bought a ticket for a fundraising lunch held at Lord’s Cricket Ground, but Ukip MEPs normally donate substantial sums to the party. ...
EDF investors agree 4bn euros Hinkley Point fundraising image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:20:39 AM
....The move comes ahead of Thursday's board meeting where the firm is expected to finally approve the project in Somerset - Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades. The French state, which owns 85% of EDF, will buy 3bn euros-worth of new shares in the fundraising. ...

Girl stops to help crying homeless man with amazing act of kindness 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 02:56:10 PM
....”. The pair have now started an online fundraising campaign to help feed and clothe more homeless in the United States. ...

Inspirational #hellomynameis doctor Kate Granger dies
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 12:23:33 PM
....An inspirational doctor who spent five years campaigning to transform public attitudes to death and doctors’ approaches to patients while herself battling terminal cancer has died. Dr Kate Granger, 34, who started a global campaign to encourage medical staff to get to know their patients as people, died just three days after reaching a personal £250,000 fundraising target for cancer care. ...
Tesla says autopilot involved in second car crash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 12:12:12 PM
....Tesla had raised funds from investors in the interim. "I didn't know there had been an autopilot incident at the time of the fundraising," Mr Musk has said. ...
Trust in charities at record low after scandals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 11:01:12 PM
....Public trust in charities in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest recorded level since monitoring began in 2005, in the wake of a series of high-profile scandals. Research for the Charity Commission found that people were increasingly concerned about how charities spend their money and perceived aggressive fundraising techniques. ...
Warren would give a middle finger to Wall Street as Clinton's vice-president image
.... If she has Warren by her side during the campaign, it’s the equivalent of brandishing a giant middle finger in the direction of Wall Street, whose prominent Democratic donors have pledged to keep their wallets closed for the campaign season in the event of a Clinton/Warren ticket. That may be bad news for fundraising but it could be great news for galvanizing voters – especially with that issue of the speech transcript still hanging over Clinton. ...
Street fundraisers threatened with anti-social behaviour orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 07:00:03 AM
. Nick Kemp is not a fan of street fundraising. ...
GiveMeSport website intends to go further afield image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of June 2016 12:17:00 PM
....However, to do that it must raise more funds. “We did a fundraising in 2014 and another one is in the business plan,” Chalfin said. ...
City news: National living wage, Goals soccer centre, Churchill Retirement Living and BP image
....GOALS Soccer Centres has kicked off a £16. 75million fundraising to revamp its UK sites and expand overseas. ...
'Like Dunkirk': Brexit donor trumpets 'fantastic insecurity' of leaving EU image
....The billionaire stockbroker bankrolling the Brexit campaign has touted the insecurity that would result as “fantastic” and likened the consequences of leaving the EU to the Dunkirk retreat of the second world war. Related: Brexit campaigners dominating referendum fundraising battle. ...
Quiet crisis: why battle to prop up Italy's banks is vital to EU stability image
....Vicenza’s €1. 5bn fundraising was shunned by investors and Atlante’s involvement meant Unicredit was not forced to pick up the bill on its own. ...
Quiet crisis: why battle to prop up Italy's banks is vital to EU stability image
....Vicenza’s €1. 5bn fundraising was shunned by investors and Atlante’s involvement meant Unicredit was not forced to pick up the bill on its own. ...
Hula-Hoop lessons and woodcarvers? You won’t find that on the high street image
.... So far the company has raised around £27m from investors, most recently in 2012, when it attracted £10m from a consortium that included Fidelity, Index Ventures and Greylock Partners. Belsham is cagey about speculation linking it to a fresh round of fundraising. ...
City news: Boohoo.com, Premier Inn, Cobham, Standard Chartered image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 08:24:00 AM
.... . Shares in the FTSE 250 outfit fell 37½p to 177½p as it announced a £500million fundraising rights issue. ...
UNICEF: 'protecting children online is everyone’s business' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 08:53:46 AM
.... I have carried out assessments in pioneering companies such as Lego and collaborated in more than 20 workshops and countries to launch the UNICEF-ITU Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection. I work with colleagues from UNICEF units, such as child protection, research, fundraising, human resources, communication, innovation, finance; and UNICEF regional offices and country offices in three continents, to make all of this possible through the WeProtect project, across 17 countries. ...
City news: M&S chief, Virgin airline sale, Chemring and Chapel Down image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. ENGLISH winemaker Chapel Down has smashed its £1million fundraising target to expand its beer and cider business. ...
Chapel Down raises £1.7m to build Curious Drinks brewery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 01:52:24 PM
.... The names of those putting in £25,000 or more will be engraved on a fermentation tank. The fundraising effort easily beat the £1m target set when it was launched in October. ...
We should all aim to give 0.7% of our earnings to charity | Susanna Rustin image
....More than half of British adults either volunteer or make a regular donation to charity. But away from the razzmatazz of seasonal appeals and sponsored runs, we tend to be pretty private about this, rarely discussing the nitty gritty of direct debits – partly due to a religiously rooted idea that giving should be done in secret (one reason we sometimes grimace at the fundraising stunts of celebrities, or anyone for whom vanity seems too obvious a motive). ...
Watchdog says charities alienate public image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 11:30:25 AM
....The charity sector risks "alienating the good will of the British public" unless it pays more attention to how it raises money, a regulator's head says. Lord Grade, who chairs the new Fundraising Regulator, told the BBC that trustees were not monitoring charities' fundraising departments and they had to take full responsibility. ...
Goals Soccer Centres plunges into full year loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of March 2016 11:31:05 AM
.... We have made significant progress on our US site pipeline, with one site having completed legals and all necessary consents and another four sites at an advanced stage. A strategic review is due by May’s annual meeting, and could be accompanied by a fundraising, analysts believe. ...
Stanley Gibbons shares plunge on £13m fundraising image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 11:21:05 AM
....The rare stamp and coin seller has fallen 42% to 21. 5p after it gave more details of a proposed fundraising. ...
Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y’s income image
....Millennials interviewed by the Guardian said they felt their generation was facing far greater hurdles to establish themselves as independent adults than previous generations did. Fiona Pattison, a 30-year-old accounts director at a fundraising agency, said that despite pay rises and promotions her lifestyle hadn’t changed in six years. ...
So, Sainsbury’s, which charity will bag the money from all those 5ps? image
.... We have followed up with the store and the charity to ensure this doesn’t happen again”. By coincidence, representatives of Mudlarks this week went to the store to receive a cheque for £500 as part of some local fundraising, so managers helpfully reiterated these timings to them. ...
minicabit and Heathrow launch new luxury transport service image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 04:16:00 PM
.... Last November it completed a £1. 4 million fundraising round, led by Hambro Perks and Oakley Capital. ...

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