Howard Lake | 28 September 2017 | News 299 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: Awards fundraising events Justgiving Vote for the seven finalists before 12 October 2017. 21 fundraisers shortlisted for 2017 JustGiving Awards The finalistsAlex Staniforth21-year-old Alex Staniforth has overcome anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, eating disorders, bullying, epilepsy and stammering to raise over £55,000 for charity. This year he took on his biggest challenge yet to help improve young people’s mental health and walked, cycled, ran and even kayaked over 4,000 miles around the UK, climbing to the highest point of all 100 counties. Advertisement Caroline WareingCaroline Wareing was paralysed in a horse-riding accident in 2009 but, determined to not let her paralysis stop her, she took on the gruelling challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats, raising over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK.Chris PickhaverAfter a long struggle with mental illness, Chris Pickhaver‘s son Joe took his own life last December at the age of 16. Chris created a beautiful book of photographs in his son’s memory that he uploaded to his JustGiving page. Joe’s family wanted to raise £16,000 – one thousand pounds for every year of his life. They’ve raised over £43,000 for Young Minds Trust, a charity committed to improving the mental health of children.Brooke Taylor16-year-old Brooke Taylor has been a patient at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital since the day she was born. At 11 days old she had lifesaving surgery to remove a pelvic tumour and since then she’s had more operations than birthdays. Last year, against medical advice, she completed the Manchester 10k with her surgeon by her side. This year, she recruited more than 70 people to run with her in Brooke’s Barmy Army, including a brass band, raising over £16,000 for the hospital.Tom HarrisonThis year Tom Harrison (aka Mr Gorilla) became the first person to ever crawl the London marathon. He took six days to cover the full 26.2 miles, crawling for 10-12 hours every day. He’s raised over £40,000 to help The Gorilla Organisation save endangered gorillas from extinction.John BloodworthJohn Bloodworth (aka the Gentleman Crafter) loves arts and crafts and has found it to be incredibly helpful when dealing with depression and anxiety. He has spent just over a year visiting the 92 historic counties in the UK to teach craft workshops. He has raised £23,000 and also shared the calming and beneficial properties of a creative hobby along the way.Gary McKeeWhen Gary McKee crossed the finish line of the London marathon, he was also crossing the finish line of his 100 marathons in 100 days challenge. Gary’s raised over £100,000 for Macmillan.Levi Wheeler-RoseLevi Wheeler-Rose walked eight miles on Mount Toubkal in Morocco to raise money for Shuktara, a charity that provides a home for disabled children and young adults in Calcutta, raising more than £3,700.Liam Wilson10-year-old Liam Wilson was at the Manchester Arena with his mum, dad and sister when the terrorist attack happened in May. Since then, he’s been doing all he can to help the families affected by the attack. Liam took on at least one fundraising challenge every week throughout June and July. From fun runs, to tough mudders, to climbing Mount Snowdon, Liam dedicated his summer to raising money for the British Red Cross and the We Love Manchester appeal.Andy GibbsAndy Gibbs is a Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer who set up Doing it for Heroes, a group of dedicated volunteers who have raised more than £500,000 for British service personnel wounded or injured in the line of duty. The group organises huge walking challenges as well as collections at sporting events.George and the Giant Pledge Four-year-old George was diagnosed with cancer in January. Blown away by the dedicated staff at The Royal Marsden, his mum and dad started George and the Giant Pledge – pledging to raise £100,000 for children facing cancer. After smashing that target in just two weeks, they’ve inspired hundreds of people to join the pledge, raising over £430,000 in their quest to hit £1 million.Jessica LewisJessica Lewis‘ one-year-old daughter Anna had a seizure out of the blue and was taken into intensive care. She sadly died just over 10 weeks later from a rare mitochondrial disease that has no cure. Jessica set up The Anna Lewis Brighter Future Fund, raising £290,000 for a research group at Great Ormond Street Hospital who are working to identify causes and potential treatments.Esther MarshallAfter surviving an abusive relationship, Esther Marshall vowed to help women in similar circumstances to get back up on their feet and stand tall again. She started crowdfunding to set up sTandTall, an organisation that helps woman and girls get access to the support they need quickly and anonymously.Haroon MotaRunning the London marathon in 2012 was supposed to be a one off for Haroon Mota. But after his father was killed in a car accident, he dedicated to doing something positive in his memory and ran four marathons in three weeks. He aimed to raise £20,000 to build a Solar Water & Power Centre in Gambia and smashed his target, raising £28,000, and the centre is now being constructed and will change hundreds of lives.Sal HampsonSal Hampson is part of SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination), which aims to improve the experience of older LGBT people accessing health and social care in Shropshire. Sal raised money to organise Shrewsbury’s 2017 Festival of LGBT History, which brings together all sections of the community to hear hidden stories from LGBT lives.Luke AmblerLuke Ambler launched #itsokaytotalk after his brother-in-law, Andy, committed suicide in 2016. He wanted to create a safe space where men could speak without fear of being judged. When the #itsokaytotalk selfie campaign took off on social media, Luke realised that this was a big problem nationally.Vicki Lackenby10-year-old Ben’s autism makes it difficult for him to make friends. After he was left devastated when nobody showed up to his last birthday party, Vicki Lackenby decided to crowdfund to give Ben the best birthday ever. Not only did Vicki raise enough money to buy him an iPad and sensory equipment for his bedroom, Ben received tens of thousands of cards from people all over the world.Lakshmi KaulLakshmi Kaul’s nine-year-old daughter Nainika died in May as a result of anaphylaxis after she had an unexpected allergic reaction to eating a blackberry. Lakshmi has raised over £14,000 to set up the Nainika Tikoo Memorial Foundation to raise awareness of the severity of allergies and support research into allergy care.Celebrity Fundraiser of the YearDenise Van OutenDenise Van Outen‘s close friend Nicki died in August last year, only 15 months after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. To raise money in Nicki’s memory Denise led a team of celebrities including Kate Thornton and Michelle Heaton on a 187-mile bike ride across Kerala in India.Jeff StellingFootball presenter Jeff Stelling’s March for Men saw him walk 15 marathons in 15 days, visiting 40 football clubs and encouraging hundreds of people to join him along the way. It was Jeff’s second year of marching to beat prostate cancer. He’s raised over £700,000 to help Prostate Cancer UK fight for better diagnosis, better treatment and better support.Tom HardyAfter the attack at Manchester Arena, actor Tom Hardy set up a JustGiving page for the victims. The following month, Tom started fundraising again following the Grenfell fire disaster, saying “As a Londoner and as a human being, it is impossible to be unaffected by the harrowing, unnecessary loss of life, injury and sorrow.” Tom raised over £56,000 for the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation’s appeal. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 JustGiving has announced the shortlist for its 2017 awards, and public voting is now open to select the finalists.The JustGiving Awards are a way of congratulating all of the outstanding people, charities and teams who have taken on a challenge or made a change by fundraising. Each year they highlight the remarkable achievements and stories of people who have raised funds using the JustGiving platform and transformed lives in doing so.Record nominationsThis year JustGiving received nearly 31,000 nominations for the seven categories, a record amount. From these 21 people have been shortlisted.The public gets to vote on this shortlist to select a finalist in each of the seven categories. Voting closes on 12 October 2017. 300 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 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.
A fitting tribute for the tenth annual Amgen Tour of California, Americaâ€™s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race will feature an unprecedented lineup of the worldâ€™s top cycling teams for 2015. Race presenter AEG has increased the field over last year to include 18 international and domestic teams to compete on a picturesque but grueling eight-day route that will cover nearly 700 miles of Californiaâ€™s most beautiful roadways, highways and coastlines May 10-17.Without a doubt, the 2015 race stacks up as the most dynamic Amgen Tour of California ever. Eighteen of the worldâ€™s most decorated and esteemed teams will compete for one of the sportâ€™s most coveted titles. When the international field of Pro riders begins its eight-day journey in the state capital of Sacramento, eight top-ranking UCI ProTeams will lead the pack, including Tinkoff-Saxo, whose sprinter Peter Sagan (SVK) will return to California to try to add to his race record of 11 stage wins; Team Giant-Alpecin, who will challenge Saganâ€™s hopes with Marcel Kittel (GER), one of the few cyclists to win sprints in all three Grand Tours; Santa Rosa, Calif.-based BMC Racing Team, an 8-time participant that swept the overall race and team classification in 2013 and is ranked second in the world; and Trek Factory Racing, which fielded a top-5 finish in last yearâ€™s competition.â€œI have had some of my best results at the Amgen Tour of California, and I want to return every year because it just gets better and better,â€ said Tinkoff-Saxoâ€™s Peter Sagan, the 15th ranked rider in the world after the 2014 season and the raceâ€™s Visit California Sprint Jersey defending champion. â€œThe Sprint competition will be tougher than ever because of all the talent this year, but Iâ€™m hoping to wear green again in the golden state!â€Adding to the Professional Continental lineup is Africaâ€™s MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, a first for the country. The team also recently became the first African-registered team to receive a wildcard invite to the Tour de France for the 2015 race.â€œThe Amgen Tour of California is a really competitive and important race, and weâ€™re thrilled to join this year,â€ said Brian Smith, General Manager of MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. â€œThe team looks forward to returning to racing in America, and weâ€™ll be pushing hard for a good showing. The boys are excited to make their mark in California.â€Eleven of the top U.S.-based teams will be vying to shake things up at every turn, including North Carolina-based Team SmartStop, whose roster includes U.S. Pro Road Race Champion Eric Marcotte; the San Marcos, Calif.-based Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis, whose four-time U.S. National Champion and Berkeley, Calif.-based Freddie Rodriguez will be riding his farewell season; and Team Novo Nordisk of Atlanta, Ga., the worldâ€™s first all-diabetes professional cycling team.â€œThe 10th anniversary of the Amgen Tour of California is a momentous occasion, and that will be reflected in a bigger-than-ever competition with the highest caliber of teams yet for 2015,â€ said Kristin Bachochin Klein, executive director of the Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president of AEG Sports. â€œOver the past 10 years, this race has developed into the most well regarded cycling event in the nation, and beyond that, something really special that resonates with fans around the world. Year after year, weâ€™re proud to raise the bar and deliver an even more exciting race to our supporters, partners and participants.â€â€œThe Amgen Tour of California has become known for legendary sprint contests, and Iâ€™m excited to get out on the battlefield again this year,â€ said Germanyâ€™s Marcel Kittel, the acclaimed sprinter who has won the first and last stages of the Tour de France for two years running for Team Giant-Alpecin (formerly Team Giant-Shimano). â€œI look forward to the competition and returning to the beautiful course in California.â€Eighteen world-class, professional teams are confirmed for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California:UCI ProTeams (8)Â· BMC Racing Team, USAÂ· Etixx â€“ Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team, BelgiumÂ· Team Cannondale-Garmin, USAÂ· Team Giant-Alpecin, GermanyÂ· Team LottoNL-Jumbo, NetherlandsÂ· Team Sky, Great BritainÂ· Tinkoff-Saxo, RussiaÂ· Trek Factory Racing, USAUCI Professional Continental Teams (4)Â· Drapac Professional Cycling, AustraliaÂ· MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, South AfricaÂ· Team Novo Nordisk, USAÂ· United Healthcare Professional Cycling Team, USAUCI Continental Teams (6)Â· Axeon Cycling Team, USAÂ· Hincapie Racing Team, USAÂ· Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis, USAÂ· Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, USAÂ· Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home, USAÂ· Team SmartStop, USASince its inception in 2006, the Amgen Tour of California has become one of the most important races on the international cycling calendar, showcasing the most accomplished cyclists from around the world on American soil. In addition, the event provides cyclists the chance to preview their prospective competition at the subsequent Tour de France.â€œThe Amgen Tour of California always was an important race for us. And it still is,â€ said Team LottoNL-Jumbo general manager Richard Plugge, whose Dutch team debuted this season under new sponsorship. â€œItâ€™s a world-class race with great organizers. The competition is always very attractive and we love the amazing fans. The riders canâ€™t wait to come over. For us, it is one of the big goals this season.â€This yearâ€™s nearly 700-mile course will wind through 13 host cities, including Sacramento, Nevada City, Lodi, San Jose, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Big Bear Lake, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, L.A. LIVE (Downtown Los Angeles) and Pasadena.The 2015 Amgen Tour of California will also include a first of its kind three-day professional womenâ€™s cycling race May 8-10 in South Lake Tahoe, as well as a womenâ€™s invitational Time Trial in Big Bear Lake on May 15.For further information about the 2015 Amgen Tour of California and to experience the race like never before with VIP Access, please visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.About the Amgen Tour of CaliforniaThe Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. Amgen Tour of California is listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2 HC, meaning “beyond category”), awarding important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.About AmgenAmgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.About AEGAEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, The O2, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Best Buy Theater Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Live, the organizationâ€™s live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. For more information, visit AEG today at www.aegworldwide.com. 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Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous AdultsIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really Be10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe The Serie A giants are proving to be a tough nut to crack as far as Barcelona and their negotiations concerning Lautaro Martinez. Lionel Messi has given the green light to Barcelona to complete a switch for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez‘ during the summer transfer window.Advertisement Loading… Inter are taking full advantage of the La Liga leader’s financial state, with Barca resorting to asking Lionel Messi’s view on the possibility of landing compatriot Lautaro Martinez.At the moment, Messi will certainly not leave Barca for a direct European rival as it doesn’t look likely that Lautaro Martinez would sign for the Blaugrana if Messi were to depart.Nevertheless, Inter Milan are not letting their resilience break and have made their demands very clear to Barcelona, who may be unable to meet them. With that said, the club has been forced into looking for alternatives as they must sign a striker during the summer. Barca have shown interest in Arsenal frontman Alexandre Lacazette, who proves to be a much cheaper option and Lionel Messi has approved their interest in the ex-Olympique Lyon superstar, according to Don Balon.Alexandre Lacazette does not seem too happy at the Emirates Stadium and now that he is at the peak of his abilities, the France international is more inclined towards playing in the Champions League on a regular basis and winning some trophies too.The Gunners don’t seem to be on track to match the player’s ambitions at this point in time.Read Also: Man City lead race to sign £97.5m-rated Inter Milan strikerMikel Arteta has included Alexandre Lacazette in his plans for the future, but it makes no sense holding onto a player who doesn’t want to stay.Right now, Arsenal value the player at only 40 million euros which comes to slightly more than one-third of what the Blaugrana may end up paying for Lautaro Martinez.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
“We want to bind the best of both worlds to bring the public a new entertainment model that they love since the first day.” The competition will be played using KONAMI’s PES series. Hideki Hayakawa, CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd, noted: ‘eFootball.Pro’s unique position in eSports, combined with its strong football leadership, will allow us to deliver a fresh way for customers to enjoy our products. We are thrilled to collaborate with eFootball.Pro’.The press release concludes by stating that in alliance with the ‘global vision of the project’, the Chinese company Desports will also be involved and play an important role in the expansion of the competition throughout China. Esports Insider says: This is an odd but interesting one as we’ve precious little information to go on beyond the fact that eFootball.Pro and KONAMI have partnered up and will be launching a global esports competition. The release ends by stating more information will be unveiled soon, so we’ll keep tabs on this one and give more information as soon as it drops. Esports company eFootball.Pro and the developer behind the Pro Evolution franchise, KONAMI, have reached an agreement to create an esports competition. The press release stated that ‘the league will be international and broadcasted all around the world’. Gerard Piqué, eFootball.Pro President and FC Barcelona player, said of the announcement: “The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football, towards eSports’. The company (eFootball.Pro) was briefly in the esports spotlight some months back after news broke of its formation and the fact that it has Spanish international and Barca player Gerard Piqué as its President. The company was seeking professionals with a knowledge of both esports and football across a variety of roles in March, from business development to content creation, though this is the only news we’ve heard since that time.
Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/AFPAdvertisement bhgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs51z8m4sqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3amw2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 40vvWould you ever consider trying this?😱bqqpCan your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian cricket team has sen some talented youthful entries in recent times. Young talents from all over the country have cemented their spots in the squad with brilliant performances, and have filled spots left vacant by the previous stalwarts of the team who have now hung up their boots. But what about this young generation of cricketers’ relation with the legends of the bygone decade? Yuvraj Singh is noticing a lack of respect.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/AFPThe former international cricketer joined up with Rohit Sharma for a live session on Instagram, where the former and current icons of the team exchanged words on the current scenario of Indian cricket, and even their daily lives amidst the nationwide lock down due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic.Speaking on how things have changed in the Men in Blue’s dressing room since Yuvraj’s retirement, the former all rounder worded in about the respect youngsters had for the seniors in the past few years, indicating that the lack of social media back then was a positive factor.Advertisement “I felt when I came into the team or when you (Rohit) came into the team. Our seniors were very disciplined. Obviously there was no social media so there were no distractions,” Yuvi said in the conversation.“There was a certain behaviour that we boys had to carry, how they talk to people, how they talk to media. Because they were the ambassadors of the game and India,” the 38 year old added.Advertisement However, in the current Indian team, Rohit himself, along with the captain Virat Kohli belong from the previous generation, and the rest of the first team squad are all youngsters, who according to Yuvraj, don’t show the due respect their seniors like their previous generation of players used to.“I just feel there are very fewer guys to look up to and I feel that a sense of respect towards seniors, that has become a thin line now,” he added.Again, Yuvraj brought in the topic of social media, and what might be having a detrimental effect on the generation gap in the team.“I think juniors, because of social media, party scenes, these things, we could not even think about that in our time. Because we had that fear that if we do some mistake our senior will tell us that do not do this, this is not right,” the former cricketer concluded.Also read-This cricketer’s World Cup final jersey just raised Rs. 6,073,818 in fight against Coronavirus!Indian runner Murali Gavit stuck in Kenya due to travel restrictions Advertisement