Mass-participation event organisers unite for UK charities with The 2.6 Challenge

first_img Tagged with: COVID-19 fundraising events Melanie May | 16 April 2020 | News Mass-participation event organisers unite for UK charities with The 2.6 Challenge Mass participation event organisers including parkrun, London Landmarks, Virgin Sport and London Marathon Events have united to support the UK’s charities with the launch of The 2.6 Challenge.The 2.6 Challenge begins on Sunday 26 April, which should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon. It challenges the public to come up with an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26, and to fundraise or donate to Save the UK’s Charities via The 2.6 Challenge website. It is open to anyone of any age but all activities must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15center_img The full line up of mass-participation events organisers behind The 2.6 Challenge are: Human Race, parkrun, The Great Run Company, Run 4 Wales, Grounded Events, London Landmarks, Virgin Sport, Limelight Sports, Threshold Sports, Running High and London Marathon Events. The design and website has been created by Studio Republic and the social media campaign by LiveWire Sport, with both agencies working pro bono.The campaign is also supported by the Charities Aid Foundation, the Institute of Fundraising, the Small Charities Coalition, the Office for Civil Society, Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Wales, Let’s Do This, Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving.Nick Rusling, Co-Chair of the Mass Participation Sports Organisers group (MSO) and CEO of Human Race, said:“You can run or walk 2.6 miles, 2.6km or for 26 minutes. You could do the same in your home or garden, go up and down the stairs 26 times, juggle for 2.6 minutes, do a 26 minute exercise class or get 26 people on a video call and do a 26 minute workout – anything you like. We want people to get active, have fun and raise money to help Save the UK’s Charities by giving money or raising funds for the charity close to your heart.”Hugh Brasher, Co-Chair of MSO and Event Director of London Marathon Events, added:“For many of the UK’s charities, the day of the London Marathon is the biggest fundraising day of the year. One of the founding pillars of the London Marathon was ‘to show how the family of mankind can be united’. We hope that The 2.6 Challenge, which starts on the day our 40th Race should have taken place, will embody that spirit and inspire people, families and communities to fundraise for their chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. Right now, our vulnerable members of society need the help of charities more than ever before. We are asking everyone to create a 2.6 Challenge of their own and raise funds or pledge a donation.”More information is available on The 2.6 Challenge website.  861 total views,  2 views today  862 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Springfield lands $110,000 ‘brownfields’ clean-up grant for Fellows site

first_img-30- Governor Jim Douglas has announced that $110,000 will be granted to the Precision Valley Development Corporation to continue clean-up activities at the former Fellows Gear Shaper property in Springfield. This proposal will help continue with the re-development of a critical downtown property, said Governor Douglas. This will not only help the town s economy, but will turn a blighted property into clean, safe commercial space, including space for the Springfield Hospital health center.These funds are being made available to PVDC from the State s Brownfield Fund, which will be leveraged with another $80,000 from the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission s (SWCRPC) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) supplemental funding through the Environmental Protection Agency.Redevelopment of the site, located in Springfield s downtown, will result in the reuse of a historic building and provide new office and commercial space. The State of Vermont and SWCRPC are working very closely with the developers of the property, 100 River Street, LLC and the Springfield Regional Development Corporation.The Environmental Protection Agency has capitalized both the State s and SWCRPC s funds through its competitive brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program.To date, the State has been awarded over $1.5 million for clean-up of brownfield sites; and SWCRPC has been awarded close to $3 million in RLF and assessment funding.Last year, the state awarded $750,000 to the town for use in installing new safety systems such as sprinklers and emergency lighting at the Fellows building, located at 100 River Street, and in 2008 the state authorized $344,731 worth of tax credits to help refurbish the historic building.For additional information about the Governor s Vermont Brownfields Initiative, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: is external).Source: Governor’s office. 3.24.2010last_img read more

EHS Reunion Committee establishes new scholarship

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School Class of ’66 Reunion Committee will proceed with a proposed 50th Anniversary Class Project — the establishment and funding of a new annual EHS scholarship in honor of former basketball coach Stuart Taylor.The scholarship will be known as “The Class Of ’66 Coach Stuart Taylor Best Class Athletes’ Award.” Two awards of $500 will be given annually to the graduating class’s best female and male athletes, as voted by their classmates. The first winners will be announced on June 8.The committee’s president, Wayne Mayo, said the scholarship will be funded by donations.“Our Reunion Committee welcomes additional donations from other EHS graduates and friends of the school,” Mayo said. “[The committee] hopes team members of Coach Taylor’s 1964 and 1966 state championship squads and the other Eagle teams he coached will consider donating to this worthy undertaking.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGifts should be made payable by check to Ellsworth High School and marked for “The Stuart Taylor Scholarship Fund.” They can be mailed to EHS at 299 State St., Ellsworth, ME 04605; Attn: Michelle Barnard, The EHS Guidance Department.last_img read more

Olympic Committee of B&H preparing for Rio de Janeiro

first_imgThe Olympic Committee of B&H secured a total of 460,000 BAM through the application on projects for preparation of 13 scholarship recipients, who are candidates for the Olympic Games that will be held this summer in Rio de Janeiro.This amount does not include the costs of departure, staying, return, the equipment, pocket money and other expenses for the athletes and their coaches at the Olympic Games, which can be measured in hundreds of thousands of BAM (one airplane ticket costs between 5 and 6 thousand BAM).Scholarship recipients of the Olympic Solidarity of the IOC are: Larisa Ceric, Aleksandra Samardzic, Harun Sadikovic (judo), Amel Tuka, Hamza Alic, Kemal Mesic, Mesud Pezer, Lucija Kimani (athletics), Damir Dzumhur, Mirza Basic (tennis), Dzemal Bosnjak (box), Ivana Ninkovic (swimming) and Emina Hadziahmetovic (table tennis).B&H at the moment has three participants at the Olympics for sure, and two are very close to “fulfillment of the conditions.” Sports public is expecting the most from the athlete Amel Tuka, who might win the first Olympic medal for our country.A complete financial structure of going and residence in the Olympic Games in South America will cost delegation of OC B&H not less than 300,000 BAM.(Source: read more