First Hospice Retail Awards winners announced

first_img Tagged with: Awards Trading Kath Bright, Retail Team Leader at Earl Mountbatten Hospice said: “Collaboration and communication have been key to the success of this project with Earl Mountbatten Hospice keeping the workshop managers up-to-date with positive feedback from our customers. Significantly, the hospice always advertises that the products come from the prison to promote a positive message of our work together which provides a vital link between the local community and prison inmates.”Hospice Retail Staff Member of the YearPhyllis Jones, Retail Manager of St Kentigern Hospice, won the award for Hospice Retail Staff Member of the Year. Based in the coastal town of Abergele in North Wales, Jones has to manage and motivate teams of volunteers in St Kentigern Hospice’s 11 shops, none of which have managers.Since she joined the team eight years ago, the charity’s retail presence has has expanded considerably. She has opened three more charity shops, refurbished another five and set up an EBay shop.Jackie Jeffery, Fundraising Manager at St Kentigern Hospice said: “Phyllis is an inspiration to our volunteers and her co-workers; she keeps a tight ship but is fair to all, and doesn’t expect anyone to do anything she wouldn’t do herself. She will probably go mad, if she finds out that she was nominated, but we feel she totally deserves this award.” First Hospice Retail Awards winners announced 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.  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Some of the most inventive and effective hospice retailers have been recognised in Help the Hospices’ first Hospice Retail Awards. The winners received their awards at the Help the Hospices Retail Conference 2013 in Birmingham last weekMost Inventive Hospice Retail InitiativeEarl Mountbatten Hospice Prison Products Project won the Most Inventive Hospice Retail Initiative. The idea came about by chance from a tour of HMP Isle of Wight by Earl Mountbatten Hospice staff, when they spotted a workshop in which concrete garden ornaments were being made.The inmates’ creations have been sold via the hospice’s shops on the Isle of Wight since March 2012. Over 1,000 items have been sold, including garden ornaments, plants, metal plant stands, wooded planters and bespoke wooden garden benches. The inmates gave been given the opportnity to learn new skills and feel that they have been able to put something back into the community. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 May 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Police again seize issue of leading opposition weekly

first_imgNews News News News October 30, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Police yesterday confiscated all 100,000 copies of the latest issue of Juma-Times, Kazakhstan’s leading opposition weekly, as they came off the press. The grounds given for the seizure, the third since late October, were “illegal distribution.”The Kazakh authorities know what is in the newspaper before it appears on the stands and are therefore able to prevent its distribution whenever they like because the only company that agreed to print it after Vremia Print terminated its contract in September was the Daouir printing press, which is run by President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s sister-in-law, Svetlana Nazarbayeva.Yesterday’s seizure was probably prompted by an article about the so-called “Kazakhgate” scandal involving money allegedly paid to President Nazarbayev by a U.S. businessman for oil contracts, and an article about alleged fraud during the 4 December presidential election.The previous confiscations were on 20 October and 3 November, during the height of the election campaign, when the grounds given were “attack on the honour and dignity of the President of Kazakhstan.”——-Copies of opposition newspaper seized for second week running27 October 2005Police in the Medeu district of Almaty last night seized 30,000 copies of the opposition newspaper Svoboda Slova containing a report about the business practices of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s daughter, Alia.“We had a special report in this issue headlined ‘How Alia Nazarbayeva does business’,” said editor Gulzhan Yergaliyeva. “It described the illegal activities of the president’s youngest daughter’s company, which led to Alautransgaseast going bankrupt. We think the harassment of our newspaper stems from a desire to cover up the Nazarbayev family’s corrupt business activities.”Last night’s seizure comes a week after police confiscated 50,000 copies of the preceding issue because it allegedly contained an “attack on the president’s honour.”————————————————————-Press freedom under threat in run-up to presidential elections24 October 2005In the space of one week, in Kazakhstan, an opposition Internet site has been banned, five journalists have been arrested and released and two editions of independent newspapers have been seized.”There have been too many violations of press freedom in the country in the past few days, as the government attempts to gag all those who could embarrass it ahead of the 4 December presidential poll,” said Reporters Without Borders.“Steps must be taken to allow the opposition to have its say during this pre-election period”, the worldwide press freedom organisation added.Opposition website Navi.kz, formerly Navigator.kz has come in for escalating harassment. On 13 October, the Kazakh network information centre (KazNIC), that runs .kz (the equivalent of .fr), cancelled the domain name Navi.kz, forcing the site to change its address to navikz.net. On 14 October a court in Almaty banned the domain names “Navigator” and “Navi” in both the Cyrillic and Roman alphabets. The editorial board again changed the name, to Mizinov.net. Elsewhere on 19 October, five journalists were arrested in Almaty, during a search of the main opposition movement “For a Just Kazakhstan”. Saya Issa, of the daily Svoboda Slova , Olesya Gassanova and Almas Nurdos of news portal Stan.kz , Ruslan Sapabekov, of the weekly Jouma-Times and Eldess Myrzakhmetov, of the weekly Soz-Respublika , were arrested without explanation, and their lawyer was refused to the right to see them.Three of the five journalists, forced by police to destroy all the shots of the incident, were quickly released. The other two journalists were held for several more hours.On the same day, police in the Medeu district of Almaty seized 50,000 copies of the opposition daily Svoboda Slova, accused of “damaging the honour of the president”, Nursultan Nazerbaiev, after the daily published a word-for-word exchange between the Kazakh head of state and a CNN journalist who had asked him if he wasn’t just a “simple dictator.”Editor of Svoboda Slova, Gulzhan Yergaliyeva, nevertheless managed to recover the remaining copies from the headquarters of the movement “For a Just Kazakhstan”.The prosecutor’s office let it be known that it planned to confiscate the rest of the copies of the daily with the help of Interior Ministry special forces.Finally, on 20 October, police seized all copies of the weekly Jouma-Times, after surrounding the print works of Daouir that also publishes Svoboda Slova. 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