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Cheryl named Global Gift Philanthropist

first_img 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. Tagged with: Awards Celebrity philanthropy  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Advertisement  67 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 21 April 2016 | News Global Gift Foundation has announced that singer and TV personality Cheryl is to receive its Philanthropist Award this year, in recognition of her work with Cheryl’s Trust.Cheryl set up the charity to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK, and over the next two years it will focus on helping people living in the North East of England.Other award winners include In addition Ronan Keating, who will receive The Global Gift Excellence Award, for his work with the Marie Keating Foundation; Laeticia Hallyday, who will also receive The Global Gift Philanthropist Award; and Line Renaud, who will be awarded The Global Gift Humanitarian Award.The awards are to be presented by Global Gift’s honorary chair Eva Longoria at the 7th annual Global Gift Gala in Paris, on 9th May.Cheryl said:“I am honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Global Gift Gala Philanthropist Award. I’m proud of where I grew up but I’m only too aware of the challenges that young people face. I want to give back and help young people who feel like they’ll never achieve anything reach their dreams and live a happy life.”This year additional charities set to benefit from the gala include The Eva Longoria Foundation, UNICEF France, and La Bonne Etoile. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Cheryl named Global Gift Philanthropistlast_img read more

Limerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response calls double in ten days

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsLimerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response calls double in ten daysBy Meghann Scully – April 9, 2020 438 TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postvolunteeringvolunteers Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Previous articleDebenhams closure a ‘major loss’ to LimerickNext articleGardai seize 11 vehicles in 24 hour period at COVID-19 checkpoints in Limerick Meghann Scully Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook The Limerick COVID-19 Community Response has kicked into action this week, with daily calls to the helpline from those most vulnerable to the Coronavirus pandemic almost tripled from its first few days.Ten days following the launch of the initiative – led by Limerick City and County Council with the support of An Garda Síochána and the HSE and backed by up to 40 sporting, community and religious groups across the city and county – the Freephone 1800 832 005 helpline number is receiving up to 70 calls each day from people looking for support across Limerick city and county.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And organisers of the volunteer programme are expecting these numbers to rise considerably next week when a booklet (The Community Call) explaining the service lands in every household around the county.  The service runs seven days weekly, from 8a.m. to 8p.m.Speaking today, Anne Rizzo of Limerick City and County Council, who is coordinating the programme, said that they are more than ready for the spike thanks to the incredible groundswell of support from volunteers.“We’re really thrilled with how things are going so far and in the midst of all we are going through as a nation, to have a response like this taking flight as it is gives great encouragement and hope.“In the first five days of the service we were averaging about 25 calls per day but now we are up to 70 per day and that’s going to grow next week when a booklet arrives to every household dwelling of any sort letting people know of the service and with all the contact details,” she said.“So far, we have been promoting the service on print, broadcast and online media and on social media and have got great traction on our promotional video but a lot of people who are isolated because of their vulnerability to the virus still may not be aware of the service.“The Community Call booklet will do a lot to address that as it will not alone get to the people who may need support but also their loved ones who, in turn, can activate the service on their behalf.”Anne also said the most common ask of volunteers is the collection of prescriptions. “Yesterday, for example, we had 63 calls and nearly half of them were regarding collection of prescriptions.“Five were for groceries and a small number also regarding social isolation; people wanting to be checked in on. There were a number of sign-posting calls, people looking to know about other services and information and these are extremely important also.”Regarding the volunteer piece, she said: “Through the GAA, FAI and Munster Rugby and local rugby clubs, we have well over 300 volunteers already signed up. But then we have had hundreds of more calls on top of that from volunteers.“These include from businesses who are offering their services for free and we are so grateful to these. Some of the offers are specific to what the businesses do themselves but others are just offering their time and their vehicles.“This is all so encouraging. Limerick people collectively have put their hands up and said they want to help. It says a lot about them. People from all areas of the city and county, from all backgrounds, male and female.“We really couldn’t be happier and we are ready now for any spike in activity over the coming weeks and months. Ultimately, we are going to have to protect those most vulnerable to the virus for quite some time yet and we will be here to do that as long as is needed.”The Limerick COVID-19 Community Response is based at Munster GAA headquarters – home also of Limerick GAA – and can be contacted on FreePhone 1800 832 005 or [email protected] for support. For people wanting to give their time to the support network they can register on Limerick.ie or email [email protected]#LimerickEdgeEmbrace #HowLimerick #CommunityCall #MidWestTogetherlast_img read more

4th annual Walk to D’feet ALS – Sept 18th

first_imgThe city of Burlington will again play host to the ALS Association Northern New England Chapters largest statewide fundraiser, Walk to D’Feet ALS, happening Saturday, September 18th at Burlington’s Leddy Park. The event is a chance for those in Vermont personally touched by ALS to join together in support of those who still struggle with the effects of this devastating terminal illness. Our fundraising goal for this event is $50,000!2004 Sponsors include: General Dynamics, ATP. , Ride Away Corporation, Green Mountain Video, Inc, Madhouse Munchies of Vermont and many more! ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a fatal neuromuscular disease with no cause or cure. The nerve cells are attacked and killed, inhibiting all ability to move. The average lifespan is two to five years from diagnosis, however many people succumb to the disease in less than two years. ALS is characterized by loss of muscle movement, and use, including all voluntary muscles. This eventually makes it impossible for people to move, swallow, speak or eventually breathe on their own, leading to death. In most all cases all the senses and intellect remain sharp while the body functions are lost, leaving the person locked inside their bodies. ALS is cruel, painful and exhausting for those who suffer as well as their family and loved ones. Outside help is crucial for those with ALS.Highlights of the walk include: Ride-Away Handicapped vans will be on-hand to assist those having physical difficulties during the walk event. The March of Faces Banner representing those who have fought and still fight this illness will be posted. Several walker prizes will be given away, and more!last_img read more

Brisbane real estate: ‘Rightsizers’ want apartments as big as houses

first_imgMiles and Juanita Browning with their kids, Zac, 3, and Millie, 7, at their apartment in New Farm. Demand for three-bedroom, house-sized apartments is increasing among young people and families — not just retirees. Image: AAP/John Gass.APARTMENTS the size of an average house have replaced the white picket fence as the new Great Australian Dream thanks to a new breed of home buyers known as ‘rightsizers’. By 2022, Brisbane is forecast to have more three-bedroom apartments than any other city in the country, according to new research by Knight Frank.Entrepreneurs and young families are joining “active retirees” who want low-maintenance properties, with house-like proportions and top-shelf amenities.“Perhaps surprisingly, ‘right sizing’ also appeals to the younger generations, and we are seeing this at a much earlier stage than in previous years given the agile, transient and global nature of their work and play,” Knight Frank Australia’s head of residential research Michelle Ciesielski said. More buyers are wanting to live in large, luxury apartments like these in New Farm. Image: AAP/Attila Csaszar.“Downsizing the living areas is not part of this movement; the yard most certainly, but the new luxury apartment must be the right size, with amenities to match.“Rightsizers want to be in a walkable location with proximity to activity hubs and amenities.”When it comes to the apartment itself, ‘rightsizers’ want high security and a concierge for lock-up-and-leave convenience, a reputable developer and builder with certainty of delivery, single-level, in-house amenities, a good view and access to transport links.Knight Frank Queensland prestige residential sales director Jason March said the ‘rightsizing’ trend was growing in Brisbane, with an increase in demand from buyers looking to transition to well-appointed, luxury apartments. Apartment buildings are seen in the Brisbane suburb of South Brisbane. Image: AAP/Darren England.“This demand is coming from not only retirees, who are more active than ever, but increasingly from families and entrepreneurs,” Mr March said.“In Brisbane we see many retirees looking to relocate from sizeable homes in the northern suburbs such as Ascot, Clayfield and Bridgeman Downs to luxury apartments in well-located suburbs closer to the CBD including Newstead, Teneriffe and the CBD.”Mr March said that eastern suburbs’ retirees often migrated from Chandler and Balmoral to Bulimba, Kangaroo Point and Southbank, while western suburbs’ rightsizers from Chelmer, Pullenvale and Brookfield were more likely to be drawn to Toowong, West End and St Lucia. Suburbs like Newstead, Teneriffe and Brisbane CBD are sought-after by ‘rightsizers’. Image: AAP/Darren England.“Only recently has luxury apartment product been built in Brisbane to cater for this rightsizer population,” he said.“Brisbane developers are one of the first across the major Australian cities to respond to the increase in demand for three-bedroom apartments from rightsizers, being one of the only cities in Australia analysed in the research to have a strong supply. “Brisbane’s luxury apartment market provides great value, with southern buyers able to sell up in Melbourne or Sydney and buy something really special that suits all their requirements for right sizing at a much more affordable price. “That value proposition will likely change over time, so buying in the near term is key for rightsizers in Brisbane.” Three-bedroom apartments like this one in Prominence Residences are in demand in Brisbane.New research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has also found space remains important to Aussie buyers, with more than half moving to a home with three or more bedrooms and a third moving to an apartment.“Australian governments typically see downsizing, or rightsizing, as a way to use housing stock more efficiently, with downsizers reducing the number of bedrooms in their dwelling freeing up larger dwellings,” lead report author Dr Amity James from Curtin’s School of Economics, Finance and Property said.“However, most downsizers still want space and regard spare bedrooms as necessary in a dwelling.”A number of new developments are now catering for ‘rightsizers’ in Brisbane, including Prominence Residences in Kangaroo Point. Courtney Maguire and Simon Caulfield are part of the ‘rightsizer’ movement. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.Simon Caulfield of Place Kangaroo Point is marketing the full-floor apartments, which are priced from $3.4 million.“Our buyers are hyper local within the blue-chip, inner-city suburbs of Brisbane,” Mr Caulfield said.“Most are in larger homes, but their children are staying longer in their 20s and the benefit of the location is attractive without the maintenance of a large home.”And Mr Caulfield’s clients aren’t the only ones looking for luxury apartments with at least three bedrooms in prime suburbs. He and his wife, fellow real estate agent Courtney Maguire, have just bought a house-sized apartment in Banc in Toowong after selling their luxury, four-bedroom unit in Walan at 2 Scott St, Kangaroo Point, for $4.45 million.Over in New Farm, ‘rightsizers’ Miles and Juanita Browning are looking for a one-floor apartment after raising their two children, Zac, 3, and Millie, 7.in a house-sized apartment at Cutters Landing for the past six years. “We don’t have the time to do the garden and look after all the aspects you would with a normal sized house and land,” Mr Browning said.“We also don’t want to compromise on space and we want security, so the idea of one apartment on one level gives us both of those things.” Large, luxury apartments in the Cutters Landing building in New Farm are popular with ‘rightsizers’. Image: AAP/Attila Csaszar.Mr Browning, a physiotherapist, said they wanted to stay in New Farm because the suburb had enough outdoor facilities for children to need a backyard. “When we first moved in (to the building), we were the only ones with children,” he said.“All the apartments from our entry point now have kids on every level, ranging from a one-year-old, all the way through to young teenagers.“I think people are realising that they have busy jobs, they want their weekends for their kids and their family and not spent doing all the tasks you have to do to maintain a house.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoBRISBANE’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER ‘RIGHTSIZER’ SUBURBS1. Bulimba2. St Lucia3. Brisbane CBD4. Teneriffe5. Hamilton6. West End7. South Brisbane8. Kangaroo Point9. Toowong10. Newstead(Source: Knight Frank Research)NEW DEVELOPMENTS CATERING FOR ‘RIGHTSIZERS’ IN BRISBANEBanc160 OxladeLe BainLumeProminence ResidencesSkytowerlast_img read more