Christian Aid Week promoted with microsite

first_img Howard Lake | 23 April 2003 | News Christian Aid Week promoted with microsite Tagged with: Digital The microsite does of course include online donation facilities, including online credit/debit card and direct debits. One novel element of the site is that it lists the most recent online gift, including the donor’s name (or initials if they prefer) and the amount. In theory, apart from acknowledging a donor’s gift in public if they wish, this also serves to encourage potential donors by proving that other people are already giving online.This is a very underused method of using giving data – only Comic Relief seems to have published anything similar in the form of its Galaxy of Stars. But even they didn’t list the latest donation in real time. Perhaps other charities will follow this good example.The Christian Aid Week microsite has been designed by Kleber, the new media agency whose clients have included Warp Records, MTV Europe, Kylie Minogue, The Beatles, and Ninja Tune.New Media Age last week judged the new site as “Site of the Week” giving it 86/100. Reviewer Sara Davies said “all in all, a truly complementary offering to the main Christian Aid site.” Christian Aid is using the Web to promote its key fundraising event, Christian Aid Week.This year’s Christian Aid Week runs from 11 – 17 May 2003 and is being supported with a dedicated microsite at The site includes plenty of engaging activities including a writing competition, celebrity content, and an interactive “Herometer”. This will create “a morality map of Britain” through a “a quiz which places you in humorous moral dilemmas.” You can also find local activities throughout the UK.Christian Aid has already been using the Web to generate support for Christian Aid Week amongst its supporters and church contacts. It’s site has been carrying exclusive content and downloadable materials for the Week. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Sea Cliff Man Stole $1.2M From Dead Woman, Feds Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Sea Cliff man was accused of stealing $1.2 million from the estate of his tenant, forging her will and having her cremated after he found her dead last year, federal authorities said.A grand jury indicted John Derounian on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to defraud the estate of the elderly victim.“Driven by greed, the defendant allegedly went to great lengths to perpetrate his fraudulent scheme to steal an elderly woman’s entire life-savings,” said Robert Capers, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Prosecutors said the 51-year-old suspect claimed to have found his tenant dead in her Sea Cliff home and then orchestrated a scheme to steal $200,000 from her accounts, sell her real estate for $1 million and then pocket the proceeds.The fake will also made him executor of her estate, authorities said. Derounian, who was previously arrested, will be arraigned Tuesday at Central Islip federal court. Authorities did not release the woman’s name.last_img read more

Telegraph titles for England players

first_img14 Oct 2013 Telegraph titles for England players England junior internationals Ashton Turner and Alice Hewson won the boys’ and girls’ titles respectively in the Telegraph BMW Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago, Portugal. Turner, from Kenwick Park in Lincolnshire, overturned a four-shot deficit to win, while Alice Hewson won a battle with childhood friend Samantha Fuller on the final green in front of a 100-strong gallery. Turner, 17, who revealed in the week that he turned down an X Factor live audition to focus on his golf, admitted that he came here to prove a point after finishing fifth in last year’s finals, won by the world’s leading amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick. “I really wanted this one and my aim was to come back stronger,” he said after a closing 69. “Fitz’s win last year and what he has achieved since is a target for everyone now.  It is an honour to follow in Matt’s footsteps and recreate what he has done.” At the start of the final round Turner was four shots off the pace set by Algarve resident Nathan Brader – who pitched in from 90-yards to birdie the first.  But by the turn, Turner shared the lead and he moved ahead on the back nine, notably holing out from 10ft and 17ft on the 10th and 15th, where Brader three-putted. Turner finished the event three clear of Hampshire’s Jack Singh Brar, who also signed off with 69, and of Brader. Meanwhile Alice Hewson, from Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, led throughout the girls’ event. But she had to withstand a strong challenge from fellow girl international Sammy Fuller before she claimed the title. “So stressful!” were the 16-year-old’s first words, as relief poured out when she knew she’d claimed the title by two shots.  Competition was intensely close between the two girls throughout the 54–hole event, as they returned the same score in both the first and last rounds. But Alice claimed a crucial two-shot advantage in the second round. Alice, who has multiple offers from American universities, said: “I couldn’t control what Sammy might do so I took it one shot at a time.” The two junior winners will now tee it up alongside Paul McGinley, the Ryder Cup captain, at next year’s BMW Championship Pro-Am at Wentworth. “I’m just so excited by this,” Alice added. Leading final scores Boys 211 Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park) 72 70 69 214 Jack Singh-Brar (Brokenhurst Manor) 73 72 69; Nathan Brader  (Portugal) 68 70 76     216 Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) 75 71 70; Jamie Li (Bath) 69 75 72     218 Ewen Ferguson (Sco) 73 71 74     221 Arrun Singh-Brar (Brokenhurst Manor) 71 77 73 Girls 224 Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 76 73 75 226 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) 76 75 75     235 Ellie Goodall (Selby) 80 79 76; Sophie Keech (Parkstone) 82 75 78 238 Mollie Lawrence (Rochester & Cobham Park) 78 76 84 Caption: Alice Hewson (second left) and Ashton Turner (second right) receive their trophies.last_img read more

Runaway Spotted In Red Bank!

first_imgLITA FORD, THE rock goddess and certified platinum solo recording artist was in Red Bank this past weekend, shooting photos around town for her new solo CD “Living Like A Runaway.” (Release date June 19). She was working with photographer and Rumson resident Mark Weiss, who is acting as both photographer and art director for her new release.Ford began her career at age 16 with Joan Jett when they were members of the all-girl rock band “The Runaways.”Lita took a break from the photo shoot on Sunday, March 18, to stop by Banegas Gallery at 43 Broad Street, where she signed a painting of herself by artist David Banegas, which was inspired by a 1983 photo by Weiss. She also signed a painting of her signature “Black Widow” BC Rich Warlock guitar.“Mark and David are brilliant together,” Ford said. “It was my pleasure to meet David and see his wonderful work. Mark is like a brother to me and the best at what he does, which is why I chose him to do the cover of ”Living Like A Runaway.” The two of them together are awesome.”Banegas and Weiss, first met in December at the “Holiday Flavour” event at the Oyster Point to benefit Lunch Break. Weiss has been auctioning his famous rock photographs to benefit the Red Bank soup kitchen. At the event, Banegas was painting “live” from a photo of Elvis. His unique execution of the image caught Weiss’s eye. The two had an idea to have David paint Weiss’s most iconic rock ‘n’ roll images. Both men, who as artists create visuals live and in the moment, want their work to help bring focus and funds to charitable causes. They have been busy collaborating both on Broad Street and beyond, and most recently, Banegas painted Weiss’s images “live” at events for rock luminaries such as Axl Rose and Zakk Wylde. The paintings have been signed by the artists and the proceeds donated to charities, such as the Grammy’s own MusiCares. The two artists recently returned from a rock ‘n roll cruise featuring a gallery of Weiss’s classic Van Halen photographs. Banegas painted live from Weiss’s 1981 photo of David Lee Rothand created a painting of Eddie Van Halen’s signature guitar. Both paintings are now on display at the gallery.Banegas grew up in Bolivia and has been painting since he was 6 years old. He explains his unique work as “something that happens at the moment, it flows, I can’t explain it.” If there is a name for this method it would be ‘Action Painting’, it is done layer upon layer and is created with pure feeling.” Once he captures the eyes, he is “locked in place and the rest of the painting then follows.” “It comes from letting go of all fears and painting what is felt and so this is a transcendent moment.”To learn more about Banegas and Weiss visit their websites at and www.davidbanegas.comLita Ford will be live in concert at the Prudential Center in Newark on July 11th with Def Leppard and Poison. www.litafordonline.comlast_img read more