U2 fans donate over $34,000 to mark Bono’s birthday

first_imgU2 fans donate over $34,000 to mark Bono’s birthday 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. The African Well Fund’s 5th Annual “Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday” fundraising campaign has raised over $34,000. All proceeds of the campaign to mark the U2 singer’s birthday will go to African Well Fund partner Africare to fund clean water projects throughout the continent.This is the fifth year in a row that U2 fans from around the world have celebrated Bono’s birthday on 10 May raising money for clean water in Africa. This year’s campaign was launched on 22 March, World Water Day, and run until 15 May. The five annual birthday campaigns have raised more than $100,000 to fund clean water projects in Africa. Fundraising activities this year included an Ebay photo auction of donated U2 concert photos which raised more than $7,000, and sales of a U2 fan project, The Little Red Book of Poe-ee-tree, a collection of poems and short stories written by U2 fans around the world. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 8 July 2007 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Research / statistics After donating online, fans signed an online birthday card for Bono at the African Well Fund web site. Their signatures and birthday greetings were incorporated into a hand-made card that was sent to Bono in Dublin. Bono has been engaged in activism on behalf of Africa for many years. In 2002, he co-founded DATA (debt, AIDS, trade, Africa) to raise public awareness of the issues in its name, and influence government policy on Africa, and has lobbied the heads of many G8 nations. Other celebrities’ birthdays have also benefited charities. Fans of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe have marked his birthday by raising funds for the National Autistic Society. Does one of your charity’s celebrity supporters have an active fan-base that could be persuaded to mark their birthday in this way to benefit your charity?last_img read more

House full for Sexton’s Bar newly opened on Henry St

first_imgNew parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Facebook Linkedin Advertisement Kelly Healy’s Irish welcome at 91 Henry StreetCOME in out of the cold to warm your heart by the hearth at Sexton’s Bar, open wide for Christmas. Owner run in genuine spirit and deed by the Healy family, managers Barry, Aileen and Kelly Healy have pioneered a new steer to this Limerick institution, inspired by the Irish homestead.Walk right into welcoming lobby, its velvety plush seating lining the walls and fireside. In then to the parlour, comfortable arranged around a stove, conveniently side by side with a cottage kitchen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Colours of grey and teal and mustard carry on into – wait for it  – a bathroom. Ensconce yourself in the claw foot Victorian bath that seats three, or perch on the loo seat.Out then to the smoking room and the adjacent non-smoking beer and pizza garden.There Sexton’s houses Limerick’s only outdoor wood-fire pizza oven and the food is fabulous. Thank you, chef John Ryan, for beautifully seasoned margarita; pepperoni and peppers; courgette, brie and caramelised onion; and a dessert pizza with apple, raspberry and custard caramel.“We have live music too, for several nights a week over the Christmas period,” says Kelly whose own background is in event management. Her flair for this familiar and fun concept of ‘keeping house’ is evident. “We have music here December 20, 21, 22, 23, the 26th and  December 30 and 31.”A happy, happy Christmas and New Year assured with hundreds of likes on Facebook already. Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSLimerick Citynightlifesponsored center_img Print Twitter Public opinion gridlocked over new city traffic measures NewsBusinessLifestyleSponsored ContentHouse full for Sexton’s Bar newly opened on Henry StBy Staff Reporter – December 24, 2018 4798 Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury WhatsApp Previous articleLuftwaffe dagger gets Paul into national treasures bookNext articleSnow White and the story of The Lost Boys Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Education and Training Board serves up award winning standardslast_img read more

Circles Around The Sun To Play Phish Baker’s Dozen Late-Night

first_imgThe upcoming Phish Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden is destined to go down as a truly monumental run, making New York City the place to be mid-summer. As the inevitable late-night show announcements pour in, you can add this one to your must-attend list. Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal is bringing his marveled Circles Around The Sun project to the Gramercy Theater on Saturday, July 22nd. (Purchase tickets here with presale code “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC”.)The history of the band is beyond fitting, as the band’s first introduction was at the Grateful Dead‘s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well shows. The frequent Phil Lesh & Friends collaborator was tapped to create the setbreak music, eventually giving birth to a band that would fittingly be called Circles Around The Sun. The psychedelic rock grooves that Casal, along with the help of keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne, and drummer Mark Levy create will be the perfect concoction to help fans “Hallucinate a Solution” late into the night. [courtesy of Greg Crist]With that music released as its own album, Interludes for the Dead, the band was gifted a proper stage. The band made their live debut at LOCKN’ Festival in 2016, and it was one of the weekend’s most glorious sets. Having only performed a handful of times since, we can’t wait for Circles Around The Sun to make their NYC return on July 22, paired with the sensational after-show glow that comes along with the Phish from Vermont.Tickets for the show are currently on-sale and can be purchased here with presale code “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC.” For additional information and show updates, join the Facebook event page.– SHOW INFO –Show: Live For Live Music Presents: A Baker’s Dozen Late-Night With Circles Around The SunWhen: Saturday, July 22ndVenue: The Gramercy Theatre –127 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010Ages: All Ages (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)Price: $23.00 adv / $26 dos (purchase tickets here)Pre-Sale: Thursday, June 1 @ 10AM with p/w: “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC”Time: Doors 11:30 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM)Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2x Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix / late tix)July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix)July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)last_img read more

Sagna sad after losing debut

first_img They only started to show real urgency after Diouf sprinted most of the length of the field to score his first Stoke goal just before the hour. But the Potters defended well and will feel Toure’s failed penalty appeal – when he appeared to be caught by Erik Pieters but was booked by Lee Mason for diving – evened out the earlier Diouf decision. City face a tough eight-day spell with games against Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Chelsea when they return to action after the international break in a fortnight. The Arsenal clash could throw particular focus on Sagna, following the controversy over his move from the Emirates Stadium, but he claims that will not bother him. “To me it is going to be a normal game,” the 31-year Frenchman told City TV. “Of course I played a long time with Arsenal but I am a City player now. I just want City to win the game and perform.” While City head into the international break on a low note, Stoke have lifted spirits after claiming their first win of the season. Mark Hughes’ men were beaten by Aston Villa in their opener and then held to a draw by 10-man Hull but the prize of such a major scalp should fuel their confidence. Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic said: “It is very pleasing. It could not have gone any better. We came with a good game-plan and executed it to perfection. “When you put that kind of work in you are going to get some rewards. We took our chance and got the three points, which is what we needed. “Obviously we would have liked to have to have had a few more points at this stage, but we kept believing, we stayed confident. “We knew the quality we had in the team and that it would come through at some point. “Hopefully we can push on now and string a few good results together and push ourselves up the table.” Begovic was also pleased to see former Manchester United forward Diouf, who signed on a free transfer from Hannover, open his Stoke account. He said: “We have seen the quality he has in training. We believed in him. The best thing about him is he is a good guy and he works so hard. “We are all pleased for him to get the goal. He deserved it for all the work he puts in. Hopefully he gets some more.” Summer signing Sagna endured a losing debut as the champions slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Stoke at the Etihad Stadium after a brilliant Mame Biram Diouf goal. Diouf scored a superb solo effort, breaking from deep inside his own half following a City corner and racing to the opposite end to shoot through Joe Hart’s legs. Yaya Toure had City’s best chances, hitting the bar, testing Asmir Begovic, and controversially being denied a penalty. The result checked what had been a solid start to the campaign for City with back-to-back wins over Newcastle and Liverpool. Right-back Sagna, who arrived on a free transfer from Arsenal, said: “It is very disappointing because we wanted to win, especially at home. “We knew it was going to be a very hard game. We had to be patient and make no mistakes but on the counter-attack we got caught. “We have to learn from this and look forward because this is only the beginning of the season and we have to keep working. “I wish I had won my first game. I am very sad but tomorrow is another day. “I am going to work hard to bring something different to the team, to bring this team up and be champions at the end of the season.” City failed to get into full flow and were lucky not to concede a penalty in the first half when Aleksandar Kolarov appeared to trip Diouf. Press Association Bacary Sagna insists Manchester City will knuckle down and get back to work following the first setback in their Barclays Premier League title defence.last_img read more