Together Trust boosts fundraising team

first_img Advertisement The North West’s oldest and largest children’s charity has given its fundraising department a boost by adding two new members to the team.Due to the ongoing need to raise funds, Together Trust has brought on board Victoria Goring as a community fundraising and events officer, and Helen Chin as fundraising assistant.Victoria’s role will include the promotion, organisation and management of fundraising events within the community. Victoria, from Cheadle, recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University, will focus on a number of projects including the Manchester Velodrome Abseil, Cheadle Festival and the Great North Swim.Helen, from Marple in Stockport, knew a career in the charity sector was for her after working at the Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society for young disabled people. As part of her role at the Together Trust, Helen will provide the fundraising department with administrative support and coordinate the charity’s running teams for the Great Manchester Run and the Great North Run.Philippa Hartley, fundraising manager at the Together Trust said: “The new additions to the team will provide much needed support to the department. Within the current economic climate it is more important than ever to continue to develop new initiatives to raise funds.”To find out more information about the Together Trust visit the website: www.togthertrust.org.uk-ends-Notes to editors:The Together Trust is a charitable organisation, and is one of the largest children’s charities in the North West. Rich in heritage, it has been providing care, education, support and improved life opportunities for young people in the region since it was established in 1870. Today, the charity helps more than 2000 children and young people each year, who are experiencing emotional, behavioural or social difficulties, physical and learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.The Together Trust can contacted on:Tel: 0161 283 4848 email: [email protected] website: www.togethertrust.org.ukPress contact: Vicki Lamb or Becky Roberts at Tangerine PRTel: 0161 817 6600Email: [email protected] / [email protected] [email protected]angerinepr.com  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Together Trust boosts fundraising team Howard Lake | 29 April 2009 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people 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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Brisk walks fight prostate cancer

first_img Share Walks must be brisk to have an effect, the experts believeBy Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC NewsMen who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer can help keep their disease at bay by taking brisk walks, claim researchers.Based on their observations, men who power walk for at least three hours a week can halve how much their cancer will grow and spread over the next couple of years.Strolling does not have the same effect, Cancer Research journal warns.Experts say it shows that keeping active can improve health.But they say the findings should be interpreted with caution because the men who did more walking also tended to be younger, leaner, and non-smokers, which could also explain some of the differences seen.Leg workThe University of California San Francisco study looked at the outcomes of 1,455 men, mostly in their 60s, who were diagnosed with “localised” prostate cancer, meaning it had not yet started to spread.The men were asked to say how much exercise and of what type they took in the average week. During the 31 months of follow up, the US researchers recorded 117 events, including disease recurrence, bone tumours and deaths specifically caused by prostate cancer.And they found that men who walked briskly for at least three hours a week were far less likely to have one of these events.The brisk walkers had a 57% rate of progression of disease than men who walked at an easy pace for less than three hours a week.Lead researcher Erin Richman said: “It appears that men who walk briskly after their diagnosis may delay or even prevent progression of their disease.“The benefit from walking truly depended on how quickly you walked. Walking at an easy pace did not seem to have any benefit.“Walking is something everyone can and should do to improve their health.”The scientists believe power walking might affect prostate cancer progression by changing blood levels of certain proteins that have been shown in the lab to encourage cancer growth.Dr. Helen Rippon, head of research management at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: “Although this research will need to be repeated to make sure the results can be applied to all men with prostate cancer, we would certainly advise men diagnosed with prostate cancer to ensure that their lifestyle includes a good amount of physical activity – and walking is often the easiest way of achieving this.”Liz Woolf of Cancer Research UK said: “We know there are many benefits to exercise and that it can help people to recover more quickly after cancer treatment but it’s difficult to set specific levels of exercise as everyone’s needs and abilities are different.“Just to be safe, it is important that people with cancer check with their doctor before taking up any new form of exercise.” Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 18 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Brisk walks fight prostate cancer by: – May 24, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

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Get Into Your Sanctuary: Diving In A Natural Habitat Ep.2

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIn this episode of “Get into Your Sanctuary” Teresa and Skubie dive in a Lake for their first “Open Concealed Water Dive”. This is the portion of their training that they do more skills and exercises to work on and they finish the dive with a small surprise. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: dive, diving, lake, scuba, Swim, waterContinue ReadingPrevious Lady Michigan Offers Fall CruisesNext Hillman Protects Home Court and Sweeps Halelast_img

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