Eden Springs offer free bottled water to fundraisers

first_img Water dispenser company Eden Springs UK Ltd is again offering 1,000 cases of bottled water to anyone fundraising for charity in the UK. The offer follows a successful trial of the initiative last year.Individual charity fundraisers can apply for a case of 12 500ml bottles of Eden water to be delivered to their work address at no charge, “ready to help raise money and awareness no matter what the event”.Event organisers and group fundraising activities can also apply to receive the free bottled water, but of course Eden Springs will consider each application on its merits.Beneficiaries of last year’s offer included The Children’s Trust. Angie Turner, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the charity, told UK Fundraising:“Eden Water have been fantastic and really help charities around the UK save money on their events.“We have used the water that was kindly donated at our Sleepwalks around the UK and at our Easter Fair and Summer Fairs. It’s a great initiative and helped us raise more money to help children with profound disabilities around the UK.”This year the company will be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support by providing water to Macmillan Challenge Event participants taking part in events such as the London Marathon.Any charity can also receive a donation of £30 for each installation order for a water cooler that it generates. Eden Springs suggests inviting corporate supporters to order in a charity’s name. Eden Springs offer free bottled water to fundraisers Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 March 2012 | Newscenter_img Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Instagram Takeover: Kyle LaFerriere

first_imgThrough the camera lens and from the fly rod, I do things outside to see and experience beauty in nature, but I also do these things to experience friendships and create lasting memories to one day pass on to my kids and theirs.Related: This month’s Instagram Takeover features Virginia-based fly fisherman, photographer and all around outdoorsman Kyle LaFerriere. Kyle has taken a slightly different approach to his takeover, using his photos to tell a story about how he found himself immersed in the world of fly fishing and the friendship that ensued. Read on! Dinner with friends was something that my wife and I did every Thursday this past year. We were always excited for newcomers, but when one showed up and said he liked to fish, I got really excited.Fly fishing James River Zach MadisonHCV NextZach and his fiance had just moved from Colorado where he spent the last three years as a fly fishing guide. I quickly bombarded him with questions, told him about the shad fishing in Richmond and how it was just about to get going. I asked him if he wanted to fish in two days, told him where I would be at 6am and that I was going to take photos of him. I explained it would be cold and maybe miserable, but we would catch fish. To my surprise, he showed up and our friendship began.Fly fishing was always something I adored from afar. I hoped to someday be good at it and dreamed of being an old man teaching my grandson how to cast a fly rod. I had a few friends that did it, but for some reason I stayed comfortable with a spinning rod.Fly Fishing Rapidan River, Shenandoah National ParkHCV NextWhen @Zjmadison spoke of a place nestled up in the mountains where a dirt road led you to native brook trout in steams as wide as a school bus, I was a bit skeptical, but I got in the car and drove to the Radian River. Zach had a fly rod ready for me and was willing to teach me his ways. I remember thinking, “Well, if we don’t catch any fish… at least we can hangout in the woods and be outside.”During our trip to the Radian River, I was soon humbled by my early thoughts of doubt, toes in the icy cold water and watching @zjmadison create art with a fly rod. It was something I had never seen. You could say I was mesmerized. The sun began to peer through the secluded forest around us and it all began.Fly Fishing Rapidan River, Shenandoah National ParkHCV NextThe perfectly placed fly in front of a small waterfall was the needed temptation for our first Brookie. An explosion of water and a hook of the fish. Watching Zach fight this fish was like watching an eight year old on Christmas morning. You could see the joy written on his face. He pulled this gorgeous spotted fish above the water and said, “Im Healed.”I was a bit confused about his statement, but soon remembered that his previous life in Colorado had consisted of fishing 6 days a week for 8 hours a day. This lifestyle was engrained in him. These experiences were something that he missed dearly. Later that night under a campfire I asked him why he left life of being a guide in exchange for a job behind a desk. He softly answered, “Theres more to life than catching fish. I can’t do that forever, I wanted to settle down and begin a new life. Now I’m in Richmond catching fish with you.”When my wife told me she was leaving for a girls weekend to the beach with @Zjmadison’s fiance, I quickly knew what that meant for my weekend. I had to call Zach.screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-9-21-23-amWe left at 3:30am in hopes of receiving 2 of 4 permits to fish Beaver Creek. We missed getting the permits by minutes, but knew of a spot on the near by Mossy Creek, where we could walk around on farm land, get pestered by cows and eventually get to the water. “Don’t worry though, we will still catch fish,” he said. After our first excursion on the Rapidan River, I quickly learned not to doubt him and his ideas. Zach was right again. We were pestered by cows while pulling brown trout from the spring fed creek all day. Made the 3:30am wake up call well worth it.In the summer months, during the lull of trout fishing, we started a Wednesday night fishing group. We darted around the James River, that runs straight through Richmond, VA, in hopes of finding smallmouth.James River Smallmouth fishingHCV NextWe were all successful, Zach still catching the biggest fish, but I learned that it’s not always just about the fishing. The memories that I shared with a friend who I have only known for 6 months and the fishing summer of 2016 will be engrained in my head. @Zjmadison not only pushes me to catch better fish, but he pushes me to be a better man. We share the struggles and joyous times of our everyday life on and off the water.last_img read more

150 Students Light up Omu Aran Mini-marathon

first_imgOba Abdulraheem Adeoti, the Olomu of Omu-Aran, in his remarks, called for stakeholders’ collective responsibility in ensuring the desired sports development in the area.Adeoti, who commended the organisers for their vision and foresight as regards sports development, urged more public and private partnership to achieve the desired objective.According to him, goverment alone cannot shoulder the wants and demands of every community, hence the need for collective efforts to achieving the desired target.The monarch, who described running as a good form of exercise, urged the youth not to lose focus in combining sports with their academic pursuit for them to stay healthy and achieve excellence in their studies.He was hopeful that the event would be a continuous exercise in order to move the community forward as far as sports development was concerned.The monarch said: “Running is a good form of strengthening our muscles and other parts of our body in order to be active health-wise.“As you can see, I have been walking around since morning even before the commencement of the marathon race to show and lead by example.“Our youths should be agile, active, particularly when it comes to sporting activities.“Such will be a good motivation for them to excel in their academic programmes also,’’ he said.The President, Skylarks Club of Omu-Aran, Mr. James Sangoyomi, in his remarks, noted that the club was determined to expand the scope of the game to accommodate more participants outside the community.He disclosed that the club would also institute a health walk for different categories of indegenes as contemporary to the marathon race.“We are just starting. Our plan is to expand this game to attract more students from other councils as a way of improving youths’ participation in sporting activities,’’ Sangoyomi said.He said that the game was funded from donations by members and promised its sustenance in making the event a yearly one.Alhaji Ali Durotoye, a Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development who coordinated the race activities expressed satisfaction with the level of its organisation.He said the mini-marathon was already approved by the state athletics association.Kareem Bidemi of Aperan Comprehensive High School, Omu-Aran, came first in the male category while Salihu Mistura of Omu-Aran High School, Omu-Aran, won the female category.Bidemi returned with a time of 42min : 03seconds while Salihu returned with a time of 49min :11seconds to clinch first in the male and female categories respectively.The 1st, 2nd, 3rd placements attracted N50, 000, N20, 000, N15, 000 and N10, 000 prize monies respectively in form of scholarships.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram No fewer than 150 students drawn from public schools in Omu-Aran, Kwara, participated in the 2019 Mini-marathon organised by Skylarks’ Club of Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State last Sunday.The 10 kilometers Mini-marathon, the third in the series, was geared toward boosting youths’ participation in sporting activities, especially at the grassroots level.The race, which commenced from Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) gate along Omu-Aran-Kabba Highway as early 6:45 am terminated at Bareke Roundabout in the metropolis.last_img read more

Guardiola salutes City’s winter wonders

first_imgCity have won their last 18 games in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last 26 matches.For the first time in 22 years, they won an away Premier League win after trailing at half-time — securing a club record 11th successive away win in all competitions.City are firm favourites to win the title after Guardiola went without a trophy for the first time in his managerial career last season.The Spaniard admits City are made of the right stuff to last the pace.“It is impossible to win every game easily, this league is so tough. They guys competed amazingly, which is why we won,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp Huddersfield, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City as a team for all seasons as the Premier League leaders survived a stern test at rain-lashed Huddersfield on Sunday.Guardiola’s side reestablished an eight-point lead over second-placed Manchester United thanks to a gritty second half fightback at the John Smith’s Stadium. Trailing to Nicolas Otamendi’s first half own goal, City were in danger of a first defeat of the season against fired-up opponents on a freezing afternoon in Yorkshire.It was exactly the kind of hostile environment that cynics claimed would be Guardiola’s downfall when he arrived at City before last season following glittering spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.But to Guardiola’s delight, City responded to the threat with Sergio Aguero’s penalty equaliser and a late Raheem Sterling winner.“The Premier League is so tough, now winter has come, we knew they were so aggressive so strong, but we are so happy for the way we won,” Guardiola said.“We spoke at half-time about how to react, we had enough chances to score and the first time Huddersfield had a chance they scored. We spoke about not giving up, to keep going.”It was a milestone victory for City, who are the first team to claim 37 points from their opening 13 Premier League games.last_img read more

Top four AFC teams register wins

first_imgROUGHING THE PASSER—Trainers tend to Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy after he was hit by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison in the fourth quarter Dec. 8. McCoy injured his hand and was wobbled by a hit from Harrison during the Steelers’ 14-3 win. Two other Browns sustained concussions in the Browns’ 21st loss in 23 games against their AFC North rival. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The Steelers barely got past the lowly Cleveland Browns (4-9) 14-3 with their usual great defense and poor offense. They will face the team with the second best record in the NFC, the surprising San Francisco 49ers, 10-3 on Monday Night Football on ESPN.Ben Roethlisberger went to the locker room for X-rays after a second-quarter sack but returned to start the second half. He played through a painful high ankle sprain in the second half to pass for 280 yards and two touchdowns, the last a 79-yard touchdown to Antonio Brown with 2:52 remaining.It was the Steelers eighth win in their last nine games.The Arizona Cardinals handed the San Francisco 49ers their third defeat 21-19 on Sunday, thanks to a strong defense and a spectacular show by Larry Fitzgerald. Backup quarterback John Skelton, filling in for the injured Kevin Kolb, threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns.Former Pitt star Fitzgerald had seven catches for 149 yards, including a 46-yarder for a touchdown and a 53-yarder to set up the go-ahead score. He also had a vicious block that helped free Early Doucet on a 60-yard touchdown reception. He becomes the eighth player in NFL history to top 1,000 yards receiving in six of his first eight seasons.Arizona (6-7) has won five of six after a six-game losing streak left them 1-6.Arizona sacked 49ers quarterback Alex Smith five times. The 49ers were at the Cardinals 4-yard line twice and the 6 once in the second quarter and had to settle for short field goals.Frank Gore rushed for 72 yards on 10 carries for the NFC West champions, who had clinched their division title the previous week. He passed 1,000 yards rushing for the fifth time in his career, but didn’t do much damage after that.The 49ers are in the weakest division in the NFL in the NFC West, being the only team with a winning record and that’s shown when they play winning teams. Even though Smith has had a good season so far they rank 29th in the pass and seventh in the rush behind Gore, who has compiled 1064 yards this season. However, their strength goes against the Steelers strength which is stuffing the run. So if the 49ers are going to be successful against Pittsburgh they will have to throw the ball. Smith has a quarterback rating of 91.5 compared to Roethlisberger’s 95.6 but the biggest difference is that Roethlisberger has two outstanding receivers in speedsters Mike Wallace and Antonio Smith. Wallace has 62 catches for 1034 yards, 8 touchdowns and averages 16.7 yards per catch. Brown has 55 receptions for 925 yards, 2 touchdowns for an average of 16.8 yard per catch. Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis are the 49er’s top receivers, with 55 receptions for 668 yards and 49 receptions for 548 yards and their yards per catch are nowhere close to Wallace and Brown.This should be an easy win for the Steelers if they can mount any kind of an offense, but so far this season the San Francisco defense has kept them in games allowing Smith to be able to do just enough to win against weak opponents.The AFC playoff picture is becoming clearer with only 3 games left. Houston beat the Cincinnati Bengals 21-19 to clinch the AFC South and keep them in first place in the AFC having victories over the other AFC 10-3 teams. New England outlasted the Washington Redskins 34-27 to stay two games ahead of the New York Jets (8-5) who climbed back into the playoff race with a 31-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Baltimore stayed ahead of the Steelers with a 24-10 victory over the winless Indianapolis Colts. And the Steelers continued to be the top wild card with its 14-3 victory over the Browns.The Bengals (7-6) still have an outside chance of making the playoffs, depending on what the Jets do for the remainder of the season. The Steelers became the first team in the AFC to win 10 games but the bad news is that the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and the Houston Texans joined them Sunday, keeping the pressure on Pittsburgh to continue to win to have any chance of a home game during the playoffs. last_img read more

Historic Church Bell Will Ring Again

first_imgFinegan said that when his great-grandfather gave the organ to the church it cost $750, which was around two years’ salary for a middle class person, Now he said it would cost $150,000 to replace.He said it had to be rebuilt two times, once in 1935 and then again around 2002.The church now holds organ recitals on the third Saturdays of each month.Because of the Labor Day weekend, the next concert will be on Sept. 10, with refreshments served at 10 a.m. and the recital beginning at 11 a.m. In 1892, the church was rebuilt, in brick this time. The bell, produced by the McShane Foundry in Baltimore was made in 1892. According to Wikipedia, the foundry was established in 1856, and made “tens and thousands of bells and chimes shipping them out to churches and public buildings,” including “the 7,000- pound bell that hangs in the dome of Baltimore’s City Hall.”The company has moved to Glen Burnie, Maryland, and is now “the only large Western-style bell maker in the United States,” according to the entry.Another feature of the church is the pipe organ, which was donated by E.S. Nesbitt in 1893 after the fire that destroyed the church. By Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – On Sept. 11, the 124-year-old bell at the Sea Bright United Methodist Church will once again ring four times, marking the time one of the four planes involved in the 9/11 attack crashed.The bell has been silent for the last three anniversaries of the terror attacks, said George Finegan, the lay leader and musician at the church. It had ceased to function when the wheel broke that supported the rope that pulled the bell.The mechanism was repaired by John Conway of Navesink. Conway, a master carpenter, donated his services and constructed a new wheel that placed the bell back into service, said Councilman Charles Rooney, III. “John and I brought the wheel up in six pieces,” Rooney said Friday. “It was a tight squeeze’” getting the pieces through the small opening at the tower’s entrance, he said. But once the pieces were there, Conway was able to join the pieces together.Finegan said the bell is rung on Sundays at 9:25 a.m. before church services as well as on New Year’s, Memorial Day and other national holidays.The church also has a carillon bell system that plays on Saturdays at 9 a.m., noon and 6 p.m., he said.He is the one who will ring the bell. There is an art to it, he explained. “The bell will ring itself. You got to feel the rope. If you fight the rhythm it will break,” Finegan said.Finegan’s great-grandfather, who came to Sea Bright in 1863, was one of the original members of the church, which held its first services on the beach.In 1887, the group built a church on the site it now occupies at 1104 Ocean Ave. in the center of the town, Finegan said. Four years later, a fire swept through the town, from where the 7-11 store is now located to the site of the present Sea Bright-Rumson Bridge, and “most of Sea Bright was destroyed,” he said.last_img read more

Canada’s loss is Nelson’s gain as Malindi Elmore tops 2012 Cyswog’n’Fun

first_imgWomen’s long course second place finisher Sarah MacArthur of Calgary probably wishes she had attended the 2012 Canadian National Track and Field Championships in her hometown in late June, run onto the course during the women’s 1500 meters race, and given Malindi Elmore an extra push across the finish line.The kind gesture most likely would have knocked a second off Elmore’s winning time of four minutes, 13.58 seconds and sent the Speed River Track Club competitor to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, allowing MacArthur to register a first place finish in Nelson.Fact is had Elmore knocked that elusive second off her time she would have represented Canada in the women’s 1500 meters Monday in London instead of winning the women’s overall title at the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun race Sunday at Lakeside Park.“I won nationals (in Calgary in June),” Elmore explained from inside the transition area at Sunday’s race, “ but the girls who finished second (Hilary Stellingwerff) and third (Nicole Sifuentes) got to go because they had (run) the Olympic standard.”Sunday’s win for Elmore came in only her third triathlon.A track specialist, the Kelowna native spent the past dozen years training for the 1500 meters.The hard work paid dividends in 2004 as Elmore represented Canada at the Summer Games in Athens. Elmore finished 32nd in Athens.In 2008, Elmore missed the standard by a minuscule .07 of a second. This year at Nationals, one simple snap of the fingers and Elmore would be in London running for Canada.“It’s been really tough,” Elmore admitted. “I put pretty much my whole life into track the last eight years.  I really felt like if I had made it to London I felt I’d do quite well.“But the Canadian standards are very stringent just to make the team.”Still admittedly a little disappointed, Elmore had decided to turn the page on her competitive career to triathlons.And at the tender age of 32 years, which is young for triathlons, Elmore hopes to better her swimming to be able to compete with the best in the sport.“My goal all year was actually to be running (Monday) in the 1500 meters in London,” said Elmore.  “So this is kind of, if I’m not there I might as well do something so I’m transitioning from being a track athlete to a triathlete. But I need to work on my swim so I can take advantage of my running strength.”“I’m at my peak age for track, but I should have a few good years ahead for triathlon because it’s an endurance sport you can do into your late 30s,” Elmore adds.Which doesn’t bode well for MacArthur and Company in the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun women’s field.You see Elmore loves the Nelson course, maybe except for the dreaded Johnstone Road hill.So she probably will be back in Nelson a few more times to compete, and if the swim gets better, watch out Cyswog’n’Fun and watch out Canada.last_img read more

DDTV – COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCGUINNESS “THESE PLAYERS ARE GOING TO ENJOY THEMSELVES”

first_imgCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER: Donegal senior manager Jim McGuinness told the assembled media at a recent press briefing for Donegal’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin, that his players are going to enjoy themselves.McGuinness said that no one player is more important than the other, and insisted that Paddy McGrath is just as vital to the Donegal team as Colm McFadden. McFadden has come under intense scrutiny following a number of below par performances this year.McGuinness made the reference to McGrath after he was quizzed on whether McFadden is still as important to Donegal as he was in 2012?McGuinness responded sharply by insisting no one player is as important as the other.McGuinness said, “If Paddy McGrath doesn’t do his job then their corner-forward does the scoring and that hurts us. McGuinness feels the dimensions of Croke Park will see Murphy, McFadden and McBrearty flourish, the trio usually receive special attention from other teams due to the deadly threat they pose.McGuinness insists his players are ready for the challenge, and on August 31st are going to enjoy themselves.Simply click on the video above to watch.DDTV – COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCGUINNESS “THESE PLAYERS ARE GOING TO ENJOY THEMSELVES” was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Countdown to CrokerDDTV: Jim McGuinnessMedianewsPress briefingSportlast_img read more

49ers report card: ‘A’ for an amazing comeback over Cardinals

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (9-1) rallied for a 36-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals (3-7-1) on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: A-SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 17: San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws under pressure against Arizona Cardinals’ Cassius Marsh Sr. (54) in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (Nhat V. … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Installing Closed-Cell Spray Foam Between Studs is a Waste

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Open-cell spray foam has an R-value of about R-3.7 per inch, while closed-cell spray foam has an R-value that may be as high as R-6.5 per inch. If you want to install spray foam in a stud wall, and price is no object, then it would seem to make sense to specify closed-cell spray foam, right?Not necessarily. Dense spray foam is installed differently Builders and homeowners are often surprised to learn that there isn’t much difference in whole-wall R-value between a stud wall insulated with open-cell spray foam and closed-cell spray foam.To understand why, we need to start by discussing the “trimmability” of cured spray foam.Closed-cell spray foam is so dense that it is difficult to trim. That’s why installers of closed-cell spray foam never fill a framing cavity completely. In a 2×4 wall, the installer will usually stop at a maximum depth of about 3 inches instead of 3.5 inches, leaving the typical bumpy surface of cured foam. This type of installation doesn’t need to be trimmed.Open-cell spray foam isn’t as dense, so it’s easy to trim. Installers of open-cell spray foam will fill a 3.5-inch-deep cavity completely, allowing the foam to expand until it is proud of the studs. Once cured, the soft foam is easily trimmed flush with the studs (see illustration below).With open-cell spray foam, the sides of the studs (above) are not as exposed as they are in a wall insulated with closed-cell spray foam (below), and this fact reduces the thermal bridging penalty.With closed-cell spray foam, the exposed sides of the studs (the portions that extend inwards beyond the 3 inches of foam) make the thermal bridging penalty worse. Whole-wall R-values To calculate the whole-wall R-value of a wall, we… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more