Yorkshire Building Society beats targets for Marie Curie

first_img A fixed-rate bond introduced by the Yorkshire Building Society in November has raised more than £300,000 for Marie Curie.The limited issue Marie Curie Fixed Rate Bond supports the Society’s Hour of Need campaign, which launched in 2014 with the aim of raising £500,000 by December 2016. As a result of the Yorkshire Building Society’s donation of 0.20% of the total amount deposited into these bonds by savers, the charity has received £333,000.The success of the bond has seen the building society smash its campaign target, by bringing the fundraising total to over £700,000 in 18 months.The money means that the Society has now funded more than 35,000 hours of Marie Curie nursing care to support terminally-ill people and their families throughout the UK, with colleagues and members continuing to fundraise for the charity over the next year.Yorkshire Building Society’s chief customer officer, Mike Regnier, said:“Our Marie Curie Bond has been a tremendous success and has exceeded our expectations. We’re extremely proud the bond was so popular and our members were able to help us raise such a significant amount of money to support the vital care Marie Curie Nurses provide people living with a terminal illness.“Our Hour of Need campaign is the Society’s most successful ever national fundraising campaign. It is having a real impact on terminally ill people and their families.” Yorkshire Building Society beats targets for Marie Curie Advertisement Melanie May | 10 December 2015 | News Tagged with: Marie Curiecenter_img  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Beckendorf, Larson, Brown named to Fast Shafts All-Star field

first_imgBoth drivers have made one previous All-Star start, Beckendorf, from Danube, Minn., in 2018 and Lar­son, from Freeport, Ill., last year. They’ll have the top IMCA Modified national point and 40-point win totals, respectively, going into the week of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The $1,000 to win All-Star race is Friday, Sept. 11 at Boone Speedway.  BOONE, Iowa – Brandon Beckendorf and Jeff Larson will complete the Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional field. The All-Star start will be the fifth consecutive for Brown, his best finish being fourth in the 2017 race. And Kyle Brown of Madrid has been named to the All-Star field replacing Hunter Marriott, now unable to attend Super Nationals.last_img

NBA playoffs 2019: Mike D’Antoni confident Rockets can give Warriors ‘a run’

first_imgThe Rockets started slowly but have turned it around and enter play Wednesday in third place of the West. Meanwhile, Golden State is once again leading the conference.“Well, I thought we had a great crack last year, so I don’t know — we’ll see,” D’Antoni recently told The Athletic. “I’m confident, as I was when we were 11-14, that we’ll give them a run. Related News Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni thinks his team can compete with the two-time defending champion Warriors.Houston battled Golden State in the Western Conference finals in 2017-18 and held a 3-2 series lead before ultimately falling in Game 7. The two teams have a chance to meet again in the playoffs this season. “They just kept believing, kept going, and they were really good. …They knew they were going to turn it around.”The Rockets will enter their matchup with the Clippers on Wednesday with a 50-28 record. They have four regular-season games remaining. “Now they might beat us. They’re the best team. They’re the champs right now. They’ve proven it, and they’ve got nothing to prove.”D’Antoni said he hasn’t seen much of the Warriors since they re-signed center Andrew Bogut last month.“They are different, much different,” D’Antoni said. “They’re even different with (Bogut). And you know they’re going to turn it on, but we just — we like what we’ve got.”Houston opened the season with an 11-14 record. D’Antoni, however, said the team never lost confidence in itself.“We never lost faith,” D’Antoni said. “The players never lost faith. And I kept telling them, obviously it’s great that you don’t lose faith but if you think you’re OK y’all are crazy. We’re not OK, but we will be OK, and you have to have that confidence.center_img Warriors star Stephen Curry reveals his list of top 5 all-time NBA players James Harden: Rockets aren’t thinking about potential playoff opponentslast_img read more