UK’s largest cross charity campaign promotes leaving a legacy

first_img Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK’s largest cross charity campaign promotes leaving a legacy Howard Lake | 12 September 2011 | News Over 140 charities are promoting the third annual Remember A Charity Week, which runs from 12 to 18 September, to encourage people to leave gifts to charity in their wills.Remember A Charity Week is the UK’s largest cross charity campaign and is being supported by celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Michael Parkinson, Fern Britton and Richard Wilson.Legendary British stuntman Rocky Taylor will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by jumping a spinning BMW at speed through the largest sheet of breakaway glass ever smashed by a car at the O2 Arena, London. The stunt will be broadcast live on Remember A Charity’s Facebook page. “Nobody knows the importance of writing a will more than a stuntman who puts their life on the line every day”, says Remember A Charity Week director Rob Cope.The world record attempt follows on from Rocky’s stunt for the campaign in August where he successfully recreated a stunt from the film Death Wish 3 in 1985 that nearly put an end to his career.Charitable donations in wills raise nearly £2 billion each year, “the equivalent of over 20 Comic Reliefs” according to the campaign organisers. The potential to raise more is considerable: although 74% of people regularly support a charity in their lifetime only 7% of those who have written a will include a gift to charity.Remember A Charity week will this year also have a noticeable high street presence, with hundreds of charity shops, including Age UK, Barnardo’s, British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK supporting the week through window displays.Celebrity supporters of member charities will put their names to an open letter to newspapers across the country, encouraging more people to leave gifts to charity in their wills.www.rememberacharity.org.uk  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

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TroyFest celebration kicks off Tuesday

first_img Email the author By The Penny Hoarder “The exhibit will offer something for everyone,” Metzger said. “Mary Ann is an outstanding artist and people of all ages will enjoy her ‘Behind the Images: Alabama Stories’ exhibit. And, she has many friends here in Troy who will want to take this opportuity to visit with her.”Metzger said Casey will share the stories of the people in her portraits.“Mary Ann developed a personal love and deep sense of reverence for each person that she came to know as she researched and painted,” Metzger said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen The artist’s reception at the Johnson Center will close at 6 p.m. and everyone will be invited to stroll to the square for the Troy University Concert Band’s spring concert.“The Downtown Concert will feature great music, including the ‘British Eighth March,’ William Schuman master work based on the early American tune ‘Chester,’ the ‘Hebrides Suite,’ featuring folk songs of the British Isles, selections from the ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ and many other classics of the band repertory,” Smith said.“The concert will last about an hour and admission is free. We invite everyone to come enjoy an evening of great band music and help us get this year’s TroyFest off to a great start.”Catherine Jordan, Troy City administrative assistant, said everyone is encouraged to make plans to attend both the artist’s reception and the downtown band concert on Tuesday.“What a great way to spend an evening in Troy, Alabama,” Jordan said. “The events are free and family-friendly so we expect to see people of all ages at both events. The band concert is the first ‘Brown Bag’ event that we’ve had in the late afternoon and that will make it more convenient for people to attend.“We will have free hotdogs and drinks available, but if you would like to bring a picnic to spread, there will be places to do so. And, the downtown restaurants will be open for those who would like to visit them or get takeouts from your favorite restaurant to enjoy on the square during the concert. We want everyone to come out and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship while taking advantage of the arts opportunities offered.” By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Troy recognizes dispatchers Mayor Jimmy Lunsford sits along side several of Troy’s local dispatchers. Lunsford signed a proclamation Thursday afternoon commemorating National Public… read more Print Article Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “Hearing the stories of these people will take us beyond ourselves into the triumphs of the human condition.”Also in the upper level gallery at the Johnson Center for the Arts is the TroyFest Student Art Competition Exhibition. The competition is open to students in all schools in Pike County, kindergarten through twelfth grade.The Charles Henderson High School Senior Art Exhibit is also featured in the upper level gallery.The lower level gallery features Projekt: Recon, a site-specific collaborative work by Troy University art professors, Greg Skaggs and Sara Dismukes. Projekt: Recon showcases installations in Copenhagen, Halmstad, Gothenburg, Oslo and New Orleans. A town and gown event will bring the community together Tuesday for what promises to be the biggest kickoff event ever for the TroyFest Celebration.Things will get underway at 4 p.m. when the Johnson Center for the Arts hosts an artist’s reception for former Trojan Mary Ann Casey. Then at 6:30 p.m., the Troy University Concert Band, under the direction of Raymond H. Smith and Dr. Larry Blocher, will present its annual spring concert.Richard Metzger, Johnson City executive director, said he is excited to welcome Casey back to Troy. Her exhitition will be on the upper level gallery. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Published 9:16 pm Friday, April 15, 2011 TroyFest celebration kicks off Tuesday Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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