Barclays Bank donates £25,000 to Leeds homeless charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  56 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Barclays Bank donates £25,000 to Leeds homeless charity Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 4 February 2008 | News Barclays have donated £25,000 to a social enterprise set up by Leeds-based homeless charity St. George’s Crypt. The CREATE social enterprise will provide Crypt clients with the work experience and training they need to move from dependency to independence.Gary Hoffman, Barclays Group Vice Chairman, recently visited the project to see how the company’s donation was being used.MR Hoffman said: “At Barclays our community investment focuses on using our knowledge and expertise to tackle social issues such as improving financial literacy and helping people get back to work and this revolutionary programme, intent on creating opportunities and solutions for the homeless in Leeds, is fantastic.”The £25,000 donation will help CREATE with start-up costs in setting up an outside catering company offering high quality sandwich platters and buffet services to both corporate and private events throughout Leeds. CREATE will then move into housing, training and retail markets.Sarah Dunwell of CREATE said: “Barclays have provided us with the means to launch CREATE and get it off the ground with real impact.”Profits from CREATE will serve to support further expansion of the social enterprise and “a significant proportion” will be donated to St. George’s Crypt.Barclays says that its community investment programme “added up to £46.5 million in 2006”.www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uklast_img read more

OceanGate Names New Board Member

first_imgOceanGate, a provider of manned submersible services has elected Dianna Raedle, CEO and founder of Deer Isle Group to serve on its board of directors“We are pleased to welcome Dianna to our board,” notes Stockton Rush, OceanGate chairman and CEO. “Dianna brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas key to advancing OceanGate’s mission of opening the oceans to manned submersible exploration and research. Her diverse background and understanding of global markets will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow and pursue a growing number of strategic opportunities.”Raedle founded Deer Isle Group, a New York City investment advisory firm, specializing in growth strategies and complex capital solutions with a focus on global markets, emerging markets, with a specialty in advising CEO’s and companies in the financial services, asset management, innovation and technology, real assets, real estate and oil and gas industries. Since founding in 2007 Deer Isle Group has raised over $5 billion in capital through its SEC regulated broker dealer.“I am excited to be part of the OceanGate board” says Dianna Raedle, “I believe that privately-owned manned submersibles capable of reaching depths as great as 4000 meters is a game changer in terms of opening the oceans – one of the last great global unknowns, for human visitation, exploration and potential habitation.”OceanGate recently completed construction of Cyclops 2, a manned-submersible capable of reaching depths as great as 4,000 meters, and the first of its kind that is not government owned. Cyclops 2 is a research class vessel used to conduct undersea missions such as site inspections, environmental assessments, equipment testing, sonar mapping and data collection. In June 2018, Cyclops 2 will be used to conduct the first manned submersible to the RMS Titanic wreck site and debris field since 2005.last_img read more

Ian Chappell backs India captain Virat Kohli in Anil Kumble coach fiasco

first_imgAustralian legend Ian Chappell has backed India skipper Virat Kohli in the controversy that erupted after his fallout with former coach Anil Kumble, saying “if a coach is to be inflicted on a captain”, it should be someone with whom he is comfortable.In his column for ‘ESPNCricinfo’, Chappell played down the role of a coach in any team.”Kohli didn’t have the same harmonious relationship with Anil Kumble that he enjoyed with Ravi Shastri when he was cricket director. The fact that India have now reverted to Shastri as coach prompts the question: ‘Why change something that isn’t broken?’,” he asked.”If a coach is to be inflicted on a captain then at least it should be someone with whom he’s comfortable,” he added.Kumble resigned from the position after the Champions Trophy last month and admitted that his relationship with Kohli had become “untenable”. Kohli, on his part, has not yet given any comment on the rift.last_img read more