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

Left-wing daily fears raid at behest of military prosecutor

first_imgNews News Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more July 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Left-wing daily fears raid at behest of military prosecutor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls on a military prosecutor not to carry out a threat to raid the left-wing national daily Taraf in order to recover a leaked document that was the basis for a 25 June report claiming that Turkey’s intelligence services knew in advance of an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on an army unit near the Iraqi border on 21 October 2007.The attack, carried out in Daglica, in Hakkari province, resulted in 13 soldiers being killed and eight others being kidnapped.Army high command prosecutor Zekeriya Duran wrote to Taraf’s publisher on 3 July asking for the return of “this document and the others” by 7 July, failing which he would be obliged to “have recourse to the security forces” in order to recover them. The newspaper’s staff has been fearing a raid ever since the deadline passed.“We condemn the methods being used by the military prosecutor with Taraf,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A serious threat is being made against the newspaper in an attempt to force it to reveal its sources. We urge prosecutor Duran not to carry out his threat and not to conduct a search of the newspaper.”In his letter to the newspaper, Duran said he also wanted to establish how documents belonging to general staff intelligence had come into the possession of “non-competent” persons.Taraf publisher Ahmet Altan said in a 4 July editorial that “this request smells like a threat.” Claiming he was ready to give the published document to anyone who requests it, he added that the “general staff should be more explicit about the document it is referring to.”The newspaper’s staff suspect that, although against the law, a raid will be ordered by a civilian prosecutor acting at Duran’s behest.In his letter, Duran cited article 326 of the criminal code about “documents concerning state security” and article 339 on “possession of documents relative to state security” as the grounds for his request. He also said it was a crime to obtain and reveal documents of vital importance to national security. News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more