NCT Nearly New Sales to be focus of PhD study 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 | 16 December 2010 | News Tagged with: Events Research / statistics Trading 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Parenting charity NCT’s Nearly New Sales, its biggest fundraising activity, are to be the focus of a PhD study. The research, to be carried out in collaboration with the University of Southampton, will examine the role of second-hand retail in the UK in challenging economic times.The sales are organised by the charity’s local branches around the UK, and offer excellent condition second-hand clothing, equipment and toys at bargain prices. Individual sellers keep up to 70% of the proceeds from the sale, and the rest is returned to NCT.The three-year research will be funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), under the Retail Industry Business Engagement Network (RIBEN) scheme pending final project approval. The project will seek to understand the changing function and character of second-hand retail and consumption in the UK, in the context of economic crisis, concerns about environmental sustainability and community cohesion.Timothy Todhunter, Branch Fundraising Manager, NCT, said: “This exciting piece of work into the social impact of NCT Nearly New Sales will help us to further their reach into the communities which benefit from them most.Kate Boyer of the School of Geography, University of Southampton, put the bid forward for a funded studentship to the RIBEN programme. She said: “As a mum myself, I have seen first-hand how popular NCT Nearly New Sales are, and it got me wondering about the broader role they play – not only for parents and families, but also for society, the economy and the environment in terms of sustainability and ethical consumption. This study will make a really valuable contribution to our understanding of the economic, social and cultural dimensions of second-hand retail in the UK.”Last year, more than 200,000 parents attended an NCT Nearly New Sale, supported by Persil Non Bio and Comfort Pure, raising more than £1 million for the charity. More than 750 Sales were held across the UK, with 50,000 parents selling over 1 million items.www.nct.org.uk
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Hattie â€œCorineâ€ Shaffer, age 75, of Milan, died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital â€“ Harry Hynes Hospice Unit in Wichita.Hattie â€œCorineâ€ Shaffer was born on July 4, 1940 in Manhattan, KS to Dee H. Mattox and Mary Lofless Virginia (McHugh) Mattox.She enjoyed attending the Argonia Bible Church, dancing, bowling, and helping others.She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.Survivors include her daughter, Angie Bolser and her husband John of Winfield, KS; one sister, Mae Gates of El Dorado, KS; and five grandchildren.Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Milan Cemetery.Â Pastor Charlie Jenkins will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the Argonia Bible Church in lieu of flowers.Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
On Saturday the RCMP will join in on the fun and will hold a bike rodeo and motorcycle show and shine from 11am to 1pm in the North Peace Leisure Pool parking lot. The event is free, and if you would like to be a part of the event, all you have to do is show up sometime around 11am.The activities then role into the afternoon with the Family Passport Challenge happening from 1pm to 4pm in Centennial park, where, as organizer Kayla Bruintjes explains, families will be faced with all sorts of challenges.[asset|aid=3624|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=61cfe3b5891e9aea65b1cd728983fdbe-Family Fun Clip_1_Pub.mp3] Events will end on a strong note with an RCMP garage sale/ BBQ happening in the North Peace Pool Parking Lot from 8am-2pm, with all proceeds going to Cops for Cancer, and the afternoon wrapping up with a Teddy Bear picnic from 2-4pm in Centennial Park.Advertisement For more information, go to the city’s website or call 250 785 3033. Organizers would like to remind the public too that all of the events are weather dependant. Watch for updates daily on Energeticcity.ca. If you and your family are looking for something to do this week, the City has just the thing for you.The City of Fort St. John is holding their annual Family Fun in the Sun week, and this year looks to be one of their biggest yet.- Advertisement -Starting on August 17th and running through to the 21st, families will have the opportunity to take part in events such as an outdoor movie, a bike rodeo and motorcycle show and shine, an RCMP garage sale, a teddy bear picnic, and more.Kicking it off tomorrow will be Teen Night at the pool for teens aged 12-16. It will run from 7-10pm and entry is just 5 dollars.Thursday is a busy day with two events happening. Families are invited to come out to the ‘Play in the Park’ event happening from 11am-1pm in Centennial Park, and then to the Family Scavenger Hunt from 7-8pm happening at the Tourist information center. Both of those events are free.Friday is another full day with a Tween swim happening from 1pm to 3pm at the North Peace Leisure pool, with admission being just 5 dollars. That night, the City is then hosting a ‘Movie in the Park’ night, with two outdoor movies happening back to back in Centennial Park. The City will provide two surprise movies, along with free popcorn and cotton candy, if you provide your own blankets and chairs.Advertisement
THE food police are at it again. This time the subject is salt. The American Medical Association has joined the nanny chorus calling on the federal Food and Drug Administration to limit how much salt manufacturers use in their prepared meals. The FDA staged hearings last week asking researchers to explain sodium’s well-documented links to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and obesity. We have a better, cheaper and easier suggestion: How about haranguing shoppers into reading labels already on the package and making healthier choices. Sodium content is printed clearly on existing labels that are simple and easy to understand – for those who bother to scan them. Americans know salt is unhealthy in great quantities, and go right ahead and choose taste and convenience over what they know is good for them. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsEducation and public awareness are better solutions than the government messing with manufacturers’ recipes. President Bush already plans to soon launch a nationwide campaign to reduce obesity, particularly among children. The food industry would rightly prefer a voluntary effort and letting market demand dictate ingredients, as it did when trans fats began making headlines. Just as New York City and the state of California began attempting to ban trans fats, many foodmakers voluntarily removed them. We would like nothing more than to see this overweight nation slim down and eat healthier, but not at the expense of businesses and consumers being able to make their own choices.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Charlie McConalogue TD has called on meat processors to remove legal threats and agree to address key outstanding issues in reconvened beef talks.“The previous round of talks were unsuccessful due to the failure of meat processors to properly address a number of key issues in the beef supply chain and they must now indicate a willingness to address these in order to resolve the current beef crisis”, said Deputy McConalogue.“Issues such as the 30 months age limit, the four movement rule, and the 70-day residency requirement must be up for negotiation if farmers are to accept that meat-processors are serious about addressing their concerns. “I welcome the unanimous support at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee for Fianna Fáil’s proposal mandating the Minister for Agriculture to seek the immediate resumption of talks and calling for meat processors to demonstrate a willingness to address these issues as part of a renewed talks process. The Committee also unanimously agreed the necessity for retailers to be included in talks.“Meat processors must accept that they have demonstrated no reasonable basis for the continuation of these unjustified requirements.“The 30 month age limit puts undue pressure on farmers to sell cattle and contributes to a spike in supply at the back end of each year when a significant number of animals reach the 30 month threshold.“With regard to the four movement rule, meat processors have not demonstrated any rationale as to why animals that have moved more than four times between quality assured farms should not be paid the quality assurance bonus. “The 70 day residency requirement puts an unfair restriction on famers selling their animals through marts before slaughter, removing an outlet for smaller farmers in particular to generate competition for their finished animals.“Meat processors need to realise that it is by agreeing to address these key issues in resumed talks that the current beef crisis can be addressed. They must now remove any legal threats to farmers and enable meaningful talks to proceed,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.Meat processors must remove legal threats and agree to address key issues – McConalogue was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)
Everyone who visited South Africa for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ was bowled over by the warmth of the welcome they received, the quality of the country’s facilities, the richness of its attractions – and the sheer energy running through Africa’s first Fifa World Cup. Here are just some of the stories we ran:A World Cup to rememberThe 2010 Fifa World Cup concluded in fine style on Sunday, with the Spanish national side raising the coveted trophy as champions for the first time. As the curtain fell on the historic event, fans reflected on what made the tournament so special for them. Mandela magic at Soccer CityMandela magic was broadcast around the world as over half a billion people watched South Africa’s former president, Nelson Mandela, make his way onto the pitch of Johannesburg’s Soccer City moments after the closing ceremony of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. South Africa’s closing ceremony dazzlesA sell-out crowd inside Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium as well as an audience of hundreds of millions across the globe were wowed by a colourful ceremony on Sunday night to celebrate the successful conclusion of a memorable first Fifa World Cup on African soil. People power reigns at Fan FestsDarkness fell hours ago, and the crowd’s breath rises visibly through the winter air at Johannesburg’s InnesFree Park. Yet Chuma is drenched in sweat. And no wonder. For the past two-and-a-half hours, the 27-year-old has been leading friends and strangers, locals and tourists in an indefatigable display of singing and dancing at this lively Fifa Fan Fest. Video: ‘It’s been life-changing’Being in South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup has been “nothing but life-changing”, says Blaise Hossain from Los Angeles, California, citing the “genuine warm, inviting and rich culture that every South African embodies in very different ways.” Walking Cape Town’s Fan MileCape Town’s three-kilometre Fan Mile from the city centre to the majestic Green Point Stadium has become a hit with international fans, offering a fusion of cultures, a melting pot of different nationalities, and a place for supporters to congregate en route to the stadium. Dutch explore their African heritageThe Western Cape, and Cape Town in particular, have been inextricably linked with Holland since 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck landed in the Cape of Good Hope. Last week, the Cape experienced its second Dutch invasion, as fans of “Die Oranje” took the opportunity to explore their historical connection to South Africa. Durban a hit with World Cup fansSouth Africa’s “Surf City” was the place to be on Friday as fans streamed in by the thousands for one of the most anticipated matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup group stages, Brazil versus Portugal. While the match itself did not live up to the hype, the city of Durban certainly did. The world comes to Nelson Mandela BayDespite its famous namesake Nelson Mandela Bay, comprising Port Elizabeth and its surrounding areas, often misses out on international events, which tend to go the way of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. But that is all changing as a result of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Portuguese wow young fansAfter three disappointing draws, Cape Town got the wake-up call it had been waiting for on Monday as Portugal thrilled a 63 644-strong Green Point Stadium crowd with a seven-goal sizzler. For seven-year-old Tanzeel Gamieldien, however, the highlight of the match came before kick-off. World Cup ‘bringing people together’Black people, white people, rich people, poor people, locals, foreigners – at places like Lucky’s Bar in Phokeng township outside Rustenburg, South Africa’s unique Fifa World Cup is bringing people from all walks of life together. Mexico sets Polokwane alightMexico and France met at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Friday in a night that rocked the World Cup host city. For the local spectators, it was a match that made them realise that the World Cup party had well and truly arrived in Polokwane. Durban captivates Dutch supportersTheir outfits were bright, mesmerising and went perfectly with their sunny disposition … the Dutch fans invaded Durban on the weekend, both to support their team in a 2010 Fifa World Cup match and to soak up the the wonderful weather and atmosphere that the city has to offer. African welcome wins players’ heartsWhatever their fortunes on the pitch, players from the competing nations at the 2010 Fifa World Cup are enjoying the experience off it. The temperatures might be low, but the visiting teams are feeling the warmth of the African spirit. Serbian fan uses World Cup to proposeSerbian fans were thrilled by their team’s 1-0 victory over Germany on Friday. There was love in the air: for the national team, for the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – and, for one supporter, love for someone back home. Mbombela Stadium: wild by designIt may have been freezing elsewhere in the country, but when Honduras and Chile met each other head-on at Nelspruit’s World Cup opener on Wednesday, it was in glorious sunshine – and in the World Cup’s quirkiest stadium. Cup visitors enchanted by South AfricaThe world’s attention is focused on the southern tip of Africa as the greatest football showpiece plays itself out on the fields and in the streets of South Africa. But once the final whistle has blown on 11 July, it seems as though a lot of happy fans will be coming back to the country. A Rainbow World Cup journeyMaxwell Valenkamp, a Dutch national whose mother is Ghanaian, takes the train from Johannesburg to Pretoria to watch Ghana play Serbia, explaining along the way what Africa’s first Fifa World Cup means to him, and why you could call it the ‘Rainbow World Cup’. Orange Army get the party startedDutch fans are renowned for their flair off the pitch – wigs, clogs, dungarees, face-paint and flags all play a part in their arsenal. Clad from head to toe in bright orange, the Netherlands supporters ensured that Johannesburg’s Soccer City was even more orange than usual during their match against Denmark on Monday afternoon. Port Elizabeth does Mandela proudThe friendly city of Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth gave thousands of football fans – as well as Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan – an exuberant welcome as the first World Cup match kicked off at its new stadium on Saturday. Fans paint Rustenburg red, white, blueIt was all systems go in Rustenburg on Saturday night as football’s version of the American Revolution played out in front of nearly 48 000 fans at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. World Cup Fan Fests come aliveIt was not just the 84 490 fans seated in Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium that celebrated the start of Africa’s historic World Cup. Aside from the estimated 500-million global television viewers, more than 400 000 fans celebrated at the 16 official Fan Fests and other public viewing areas both in South Africa and abroad. World Cup off to colourful startMore than 84 000 people witnessed the dawn of a new chapter in South Africa’s history when the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicked off in true African style at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium. Soccer City welcomes the world homeAs Johannesburg’s flagship Soccer City stadium seethed in a mass of yellow and brightly coloured flags, the hum of tens of thousands of vuvuzelas was suddenly overcome as Gripen Fighter jets burst overhead. Africa’s first Fifa World Cup was opening in spectacular fashion.
School days at Ikageng’s Thembalidnisi Primary School in Potchefstroom are a much happier affair following a project by the Dulux paint company and Colour Ikamva.A messy display of artistry from the volunteers who had come to lend a hand as well as the schoolchildren, who seemed to thoroughly enjoy the tasks they were givenWith the help of volunteers, the groups have gone about turning dull learning spaces into colourful and inspiring educational hubs through Dulux’s corporate social investment campaign, Let’s Colour Project. Colour Ikamva was created to aid Ikamva Youth in its attempts to help underprivileged schoolchildren. The NGO aims to provide high school pupils with the skills, knowledge, resources and networks needed for them to access quality tertiary education or employment once they complete their matric.Dulux, a brand from global chemicals and paints company, Akzo Nobel, believes in the power of colour and the positive difference it brings to people’s lives. For this reason Dulux, through its global Let’s Colour Project, is on a mission to transform grey areas into inspirational spaces of creativity by giving new life to prominent buildings in various communities, with paint and colour.“The Ikamva Youth model is based on a large and growing number of volunteers from tertiary institutions who give of their time to tutor and mentor grade nine, 10 and 11 pupils so that they too may further their education once they leave school,” explains Dulux’s communications manager, Bennum van Jaarsveld. “Many of the volunteers were themselves part of the Ikamva Youth programme and so it really is a culture of instilling responsibility through quality education, so that young people can pull themselves and each other out of the depths of poverty.”Of this particular intervention, the beneficiaries are the 300-plus pupils who attend Ikageng’s Thembalidnisi School, none of whom are able to pay school fees. This lack of funding has led to the deterioration of many of the school’s facilities. These are the spaces that the Colour Ikamva partnership transformed during its visit on Thursday, 14 November.ARTISTArtist Ricky Lee Gordon from Colour Ikamva was in charge of creating murals and used images drawn by the schoolchildren as inspiration, to transform the designated spaces, marking the official launch of Colour Ikageng. Gordon believes that for the children to make the space their own, they must be included and be given the opportunity to make telling contributions to the rebirth of their learning and recreational areas.The day included performances from crèche and Grade R pupils, who danced for the enjoyment of the crowd that had gathered. They were followed by the older children from the school, who serenaded the visitors with song.Artist Ricky Lee Gordon from Colour Ikamva was in charge of creating murals and used images drawn by the schoolchildren as inspiration, to transform the designated spacesIt was followed by a messy display of artistry from the volunteers who had come to lend a hand as well as the schoolchildren, who seemed to thoroughly enjoy the tasks they were given. Gordon laid down the patterns, which were then filled with colour by the crew – and with every stroke of a paint brush, the transformation became more tangible.“With this corporate social investment initiative, we give the community a new sense of pride in their surroundings,” says Van Jaarsveld. “The aim of our partnership with Colour Ikamva is to further this cause. While Ikamva Youth volunteers will be addressing the academic needs of the students, we’ll be taking care of their learning environment. By radically changing the appearance of their schools, we’ll be creating a space that reflects the pride and hope they need to flourish and meet their full potential… We believe that giving these young artists the platform to bring inspiring colours to their surroundings is a form of empowerment.”Colour Ikamva’s next project will take place in Western Cape in 2014 and the organisation invites anybody who is willing to help via donations of goods or funding to contact it and find out how they can do so. Visit the get involved page on the Ikamva Youth website.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche open to rotating squad for Norwichby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche will likely rotate his squad for Saturday’s clash with Norwich City at Turf Moor.Substitute Jeff Hendrick popped up to score a stoppage-time equaliser against Brighton on Saturday.Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez also impressed off the bench, and Dyche says he might give his fringe players a chance when the Canaries come to town.”All three of them affected the game so I was pleased with that,” the Burnley boss said.”I’ve told them there will be certain players (rotated), obviously defenders it doesn’t change as much, but you have to keep everyone involved.”I think that’s the important thing here, we’ve always worked on a group mentality, so I want to keep everyone’s mind on it.”