BBC Children in Need raises £18.3 million on the night

first_imgOnline fundraising options included online sponsorship, where supporters could create their own fundraising page. This service was provided by Artez.BBC presenter, Nicky Campbell interviewed BT’s Pete Coles, who commented: “At peak times, the BT network was handling 65 calls every second! We’ve had more than 3,000 volunteers in more than over 50 call centres across the UK manning the phone lines.”The seven-hour event was co-hosted by Terry Wogan, Natasha Kaplinsky and Fearne Cotton, and it linked BBC centres around the country. During the event millionaire businessman Sir Tom Hunter pledged to give £1 million through his Hunter Foundation, provided that viewers matched his bid within the hour.It is likely that the final total will pass the previous record of £33 million for Children in Need.The charity says that “every single penny of your donation goes to an organisation that helps children – all the charity’s overheads are paid for through the interest earned on the money raised.” 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. Howard Lake | 19 November 2006 | News BBC Children in Need raises £18.3 million on the night  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 27th BBC Children in Need telethon has raised £18.3 million, with the final total expected to increase substantially over the next few months as the public send in funds that they have raised at events across the UK. Of this, £6.7 million was donated online.BT handled 224,000 calls from viewers across the country during the telethon, with over 50 call centres in operation, as well as handling online donationsThe largest of the telethon’s call centres was hosted on the 34th floor of BT Tower in London. Advertisementlast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Details UMBowl With Exciting New Video Release

first_imgFor fans of Umphrey’s McGee, little else compares to the legendary status of UMBowl. The two-day event is set to take place on May 6th and 7th at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, including a “four-quarter” format for night one with four unique sets of music.The new video, released by Umphrey’s, showcases last year’s four quarters: Raw Stewage, All Request, Stew Art, and Choose Your Own Adventure, with each featuring spontaneous improvisation and fan interaction throughout. This year’s quarters have yet to be revealed.Enjoy the footage below:Umphrey’s McGee kicks off their West Coast tour on Thursday, March 10th, at The Hive in Sandpoint, ID!last_img

Man Charged After Allegedly Damaging Parking Meters

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) DUNKIRK – A City of Dunkirk man is facing charges after allegedly damaging parking meters on Central Avenue in Dunkirk Tuesday afternoon.Dunkirk Police say Gabriel Soto, 27, was taken into custody after witnesses identified him at the scene of the crime.Additionally, police allege Soto was found in possession of tools used to cause the damage.Soto also allegedly had several hypodermic instruments on his person. Officers say Soto is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools and possession of hypodermic instruments.Soto was processed at the Police Headquarters in Dunkirk and released with an appearance ticket under New York State’s Bail Reform law.last_img read more

After the renovation, the Hilton Imperial opened in Dubrovnik

first_imgHilton Imperial Dubrovnik, built back in 1897, is one of the recognizable features of the city of Dubrovnik, and yesterday, after a five-month renovation, it received its first guests, writes Poslovni dnevnik.This year’s renovation of the reception area, all accommodation units and the Executive lounge breathed a new glow in combination with the old glamor, they point out in the hotel, but do not reveal the amount of investment. The Goddard Littlefair studio was hired for the renovation, and the materials used, parquets, furniture and lighting are Croatian products, while the walls are decorated with works by Croatian artists.“The Hilton Imperial is a cultural asset of this city which, due to its magnificent façade, often appears in pictures of tourists. We have preserved the distinctive exterior of the hotel as we have renovated the interior to revive the imperial history of the hotel. With the opening of the hotel, we continue the tradition of 120 years of providing first-class service to existing and future guests, said the general manager of the hotel Mario Matković.As part of the renovation, the hotel bar of the new name The Imperial Bar and Lounge has been renovated to match the elegant interior. The team of award-winning bartenders at The Imperial Bar has created a unique offering inspired by classic 1890s cocktails like Milk Punch. The bar is also known for its The Imperial Afternoon tea, which was served back in 1936 to King Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson while they danced in the gardens of the old Imperial, the hotel explains.In addition to Hilton Dubrovnik and Zagreb’s DoubleTree by Hilton, two more Hilton hotels will open in the next two years, Hotel Canopy by Hilton will open by September in the Branimir Center instead of Arcotel, and the Hilton Garden Inn should open by the end of next year. in Radnička.Source: Business diary</p>
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Luxury car salesman drives away from Brisbane home with $4m

first_imgThis house at 11 Eblin Dr, Hamilton, has sold for more than $4m.LUXURY car dealer Brad Emmerson and his wife Andrea have sold their lavish home in the exclusive Brisbane suburb of Hamilton for $4.05 million.It seems flogging flashy cars for a living has paid off for Emmerson, who is the dealer principal of Brisbane Prestige Cars. Brad Emmerson, dealer principal of Brisbane Prestige Cars.Built in 1930, the grand five-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 11 Eblin Drive has been ­extensively remodelled, but still oozes plenty of character.The couple had lived in the home for nearly 20 years and brought up their children there, but were looking to downsize.“One family lived here for 70 years, before selling to a buyer who only owned it for six months before we purchased the home,” Mr Emmerson said.“We completed a total renovation but it essentially still looks like the original house.” This home at 11 Eblin Dr, Hamilton, has sold for more than $4m.The house was last listed with an asking price of $4.35 million through Tom Lyne and Matt Lancashire of Ray White – New Farm.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe three-level home spans 660sq m and sits on a huge 1123sq m block in Hamilton’s dress circle, close to Ascot State School and Oriel Park. The home comes with a large, temperature-controlled wine cellar.The Emmersons raised the property, building in a third level underneath which includes a home theatre, four-car garage, multi-purpose room/gym, wine cellar and ample storage space.Other features ­include a master suite covering an entire floor with living area and dual walk-in robes, a pool, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, library and wet bar.Records show the Emmersons bought the property for $680,000 in 2000.last_img read more

Croatia Axes Kalinic from World Cup Squad

first_imgCroatia Coach Zlatko Dalic has sent striker Nikola Kalinic home from the World Cup in disgrace.The Vatreni won their opening match on Saturday night, defeating Nigeria 2-0.Kalinic, the AC Milan striker who once upon a time represented Blackburn Rovers, was a substitute during the encounter. It was the fourth successive international fixture where he had been left on the bench.But asked to come on in the 85th minute, Kalinic complained of a back problem and refused to enter the fray – something which didn’t convince his manager.Marko Pjaca, nominally a wide player, came on instead and Kalinic’s subsequent exit means Croatia have just Mario Mandzukic left within their squad as an out-and-out No.9.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more