HiQ chooses Breast Cancer Care as charity of the year

first_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate The company aims to raise £100,000 over the year and has set each HiQ centre a target of at least £500. HiQ marketing manager Geraldine McGovern said the charity was the perfect fit for HiQ, as it reached out to a female audience, many of whom are unaware of the services that HiQ provides. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis www.breastcancercare.org.uk HiQ chooses Breast Cancer Care as charity of the year  41 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 | 25 March 2009 | News Tyre, batteries and exhausts distributor HiQ has chosen Breast Cancer Care as its charity of the year. The company launched Project Pink at the British Touring Car Championship press day at Rockingham, Northamptonshire with championship drivers donning pink hats and wigs to celebrate the partnership. Fundraising events planned for the year will include a HiQ fundraising ‘Pinkmobile’ stopping off at centres across the UK, and Strawberry Tea picnics at various stages of the year. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Tips on celebrating Valentine’s Day safely during the pandemic

first_img (“Happy Valentine’s Day!” by Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ, CC BY 2.0) Romance is still in the air this Valentine’s Day, even though we’re in the middle of a pandemic.In the long run the pandemic has the potential to have a positive impact on relationships, said Dr. Amanda Miller with the sociology department at the University of Indianapolis.“Sometimes things like this make loved ones want to be closer to one another, and remind us of how special the person we’ve found is.”She said couples are getting a lot of practice in communicating and expressing themselves, while also being more equal than ever in a relationship. Miller said they’re splitting up responsibilities while stuck at home like taking care of the kids or chores around the house.But what about people trying to date?Is it dinner over a Zoom call? A movie night six-feet-apart? Do you hug or kiss at the end, or elbow bump?“The socially distanced date is definitely a new phenomenon for us,” Miller laughed. “But if we think back to what our grandparents used to do whenever they were apart, love letters is wonderful and kind of an old throwback way to get to know one another.If you’re dating she also suggested setting clear expectations of what your level of comfort is when it comes to interacting during the pandemic.And, if you’ve found someone in time for Valentine’s Day…“Think about expanding the definition of love, well beyond just the couple, or the family,” she said. “But think about, ‘is there something that we can do to help support others who are in need right now?’”Miller said you can simply get take out from a local restaurant for your date, or send a care package to someone you know like in a nursing home. Pinterest Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNews Google+ Twitter Previous articleBerrien County officials tapped for Michigan learning loss councilNext articleThree Michigan City firefighters charged following November incident Network Indiana Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Tips on celebrating Valentine’s Day safely during the pandemic Facebook WhatsApp By Network Indiana – February 11, 2021 0 139 last_img read more

BridgeND mitigates political gap on campus

first_imgSeniors Sean Long and Alex Caton sat on Long’s dorm room couch in St. Edward’s Hall last year and dreamt of a student club that would shrink the partisan gap on campus and give politically active students a place to discuss politics in a constructive way. Their vision was realized this year with the creation of BridgeND, for which Long serves as the president and Caton as vice president.Long said the traditional campus party model leaves little room for both sides to connect productively with one another, a problem BridgeND seeks to rectify.“We noticed a gap on campus in the way people talk about politics,” Long said. “We found that, traditionally on college campuses, what you have is the College Democrat-College Republican model.“We found a gap in that there’s no real connection between the two. It’s not that they need more competition; it’s just that they need connection, both between College Democrats and College Republicans and Democrats and Republicans.“What BridgeND sees is, to tackle that gap, we offer a place to talk about politics in new ways. And by new, we mean ways that are both constructive­ — in that we bring students from the left, right and anywhere in between to talk about politics constructively — and we talk about politics in a way that is actionable — in that we try to generate our own proposals for a debate and actually have students see themselves as change agents.”Long said the club’s goals are threefold: to foster constructive and actionable debate, to promote a sense of camaraderie between members, regardless of political ideology and to connect politically interested students to their ideas.“The goal for BridgeND is for students to see themselves as change agents in politics,” he said. “For example, our primary meeting structure revolves around bridge negotiations. We take one issue area and extend it to about a six-week period and over a period [of] three to four meetings, we actually dive into the issue.”Long said the club currently is addressing the issue of student debt in the context of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s, D-Mass., student loan refinancing bill that fell two votes short of being able to survive a Republican filibuster.Long said members, also known as “bridgers,” set out to define the issue and hear from an expert either on-campus or via video call during the first meeting. Members then divide into three “beams” — Democratic, Republican and mediator — and discuss the issue from these points of view. Finally, members of each beam develop a concrete proposal to the issue at hand and in the next meeting, present the proposal to the larger group before holding a vote to decide which of the proposals will receive the club’s “Bridge endorsement.”Long said this process might not always lead to a consensus, but the respectful dialogue it creates ultimately will help people from anywhere on the political spectrum better understand important issues and how to talk about them practically.“It’s almost taking partisanship and seeing how we can still transcend that,” he said. “It’s ambitious. We talked to our members [at our last meeting] about how you define success, and we realize that we might not come to an agreement, but that doesn’t mean that we failed. The most important part is that we got people talking — both inside the meeting and outside the meeting.”Long said the club also sponsors events, such as an Oct. 2 lecture presented by Philip K. Howard, which BridgeND co-sponsored with the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies. Additionally, Long said the club will promote any event held by other campus clubs so long as they can develop questions about the event that inspire constructive, actionable dialogue.Long said the club plans to hold an election-night event in November to “unite people socially in a way that doesn’t normally unite politically-inclined people.” The next night, he said BridgeND hopes to host a professional politician to analyze the election results from his or her point of view.BridgeND meets Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. Any students interested in joining should email [email protected]: Bridge, BridgeND, College Democrats, College Republicans, moderate, nonpartisanlast_img read more