Scottish radio stations and Tesco join to raise funds for children

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 19 November 2007 | News Tagged with: corporate Digital Presenters from Radios Forth, Tay, Moray Firth, South West Sound and Northsound have launched the Every Penny Counts campaign to raise funds for underprivileged children in each of the radio stations’ areas. Seventy one Tesco stores in Scotland are also participating in the four-week campaign.The DJ’s will be asking listeners and customers in their area to raise funds in any way they can.Dawn Gibson, Marketing and Communications Director for Emap Radio Charities, said: “The main aim here is for us to raise as much money as possible for sick and underprivileged children in each local area. It is important to note that all money raised locally will stay locally. A little bit of rivalry between the stations to see who can raise the most money will only benefit the charities at the end of the day!” Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish radio stations and Tesco join to raise funds for children AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Flowers, bench provide lift

first_imgJAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoPlaying three games in as many days, the University ofWisconsin men’s basketball team was able to count on its bench to providevaluable support and minutes over the course of the America’s Youth Classictournament.In the tournament’s final game Saturday, it was MichaelFlowers providing the initial spark off the bench. Ryan’s decision to haveFlowers on the bench to start games this season after Flowers started everygame last year may have come as a surprise to some, but Saturday proved howeffective the guard can be coming in a few minutes after tip-off. After coming into the game several minutes into the firsthalf, Flowers was able to hit a three-pointer, break away on a steal for a lay-up,assist Trevon Hughes on a three-pointer and then assist Jason Bohannon foranother three over his first five possessions for the game that helped theBadgers establish an early 13-point lead.”That energy, it’s exciting to see that kind of passion,”Ryan said of Flowers. “It definitely inspires his teammates.”He’s an igniter.”Flowers finished the game with 12 points, four rebounds,four assists, four steals and a dramatic breakaway steal capped off by hisfirst dunk on three attempts this season. Freshmen Jon Leuer also provided some help off the benchSaturday against Colorado. The forward logged 17 minutes, scoring eight pointsand grabbing a pair of rebounds.”He just plays,” Ryan said of Leuer. “I like him a lot.”In addition to Flowers and Leuer, the bench proved valuablewhen junior Joe Krabbenhoft went down with an injury early in the first half.Ryan was able to turn to forward Kevin Gullikson to jump into the mix, and thejunior responded with a quick basket and solid play before Krabbenhoft was ableto return to the game.Blowouts on Thursday and Friday allowed Ryan to rest keyplayers and helped the team stay prepared for the finale Saturday.”You want your guys to play because you have to stay gameready,” Ryan said after Friday’s game. “But we weren’t going to play guys inthe second half as much.”We were the beneficiaries of getting some guys off thefloor and getting them ready for the third game.”Friday against Florida A&M, Bohannon found a rhythmcoming off the bench — the sophomore guard hit four 3-pointers while scoring agame-high 17 points.”A lot of it’s just getting a feel for the game,” Bohannonsaid. “It’s difficult to just come off the bench and start shooting right away.I didn’t feel like the shots were there at the beginning. As we worked the ballaround a little more, the shot was there and I felt comfortable.”It always helps a lot to have that three-ball going down.It makes things a lot easier.”The play of Bohannon was a critical part of Wisconsin’sestablishment of a 40-point lead for most of the second half against FloridaA&M, and Ryan was able to look deep down the bench for playing time late inthe game.Friday’s game saw the entrance, and quick scoring, of seniorfan-favorite Tanner Bronson. The guard connected on a pair of three-pointers,the first of which a long bank shot, as he scored a career-high six points.”We all know he’s capable of going out there and runningthis team as a point guard,” Krabbenhoft said. “When he gets out there he lovesto show the fans what he can do.”Newly added walk-on Wquinton Smith made his debut as welllate in Friday’s game. The freshman earned his roster spot via an open-tryoutearlier in the season and received a large ovation from the crowd upon checkingin.”First time I ever got a hug for putting a guy into a game,”Ryan said of Smith. The walk-on finished with no points and one turnover. “I said, ‘Just don’t turn the ball over next time,'” Ryan joked. “So much for the hug.”last_img read more

Suspended sentence for Mason City woman accused of stealing credit card and rolling up $1000 in charges

first_imgMASON CITY — It’s a suspended prison sentence and probation for a Mason City woman who was accused of stealing a credit card and charging over $1000 at numerous stores. 46-year-old Angela Shave was originally charged with ongoing criminal conduct and unauthorized use of a credit card. A criminal complaint says Shave allegedly stole the credit card and made over 30 transactions at multiple convenience stores, grocery stores and online stores between October 24th and November 1st of last year totaling $1164. Shave was allegedly seen on closed circuit television security cameras at multiple stores making those transactions and forging signatures. As part of a plea agreement, Shave agreed to plead guilty to the unauthorized use of a credit card charge with the ongoing criminal conduct charge being dropped. District Judge Colleen Weiland this week sentenced Shave to a suspended five year prison sentence and placed her on three to five years probation.last_img