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‘Meanest’ charity Christmas card retailers announced

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charities Advisory Trust has announced the high street retailers that give the least to charity from sales of charity Christmas cards. In its 6th Annual Scrooge Awards, which aim to highlight cards which generate less than 10% for charities, the ‘winner’ was Harrods.The awards are based on a survey by the Charities Advisory Trust (CAT) of all main high street shops which offer charity Christmas cards. This is carried out in the last week of October and early November.CAT says that it announces the awards “to alert the public to the sham of cards purporting to be charity cards where less than 10% of the purchase price actually goes to charity.” Advertisement ‘Meanest’ charity Christmas card retailers announced Howard Lake | 19 November 2007 | News Tagged with: christmas corporate Harrods Research / statistics Trading 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. A spokesperson for Harrods told UK Fundraising: “Retailers do not set the level of donation – which is clearly marked on the packaging – this is negotiated and agreed between the card manufacturer and the charities who, one assumes, enter into these arrangements willingly with full possession of the facts and are grateful for the money the donations deliver.”CAT is not optimistic about retailers’ policies towards charity Christmas cards. It reports that “retailers are more anxious than ever to use the charity cachet to help sell their goods”. For example, John Lewis now sells only charity Christmas cards. However, 38% of the designs (181 out of a range of 478) gave less than 10% to charity. For this reason, even though they gave 25% to charity on their own range of Christmas cards, John Lewis received CAT’s Georgy Porgy prize for greed.CAT’s Director Hilary Blume wonders why charities agree to these poor deals. Surprisingly it is the large charities, with valuable brands and presumably huge leverage, which agree to deals that give them so little. CAT cites Cancer Research UK, NSPCC, BHF, Alzheimer’s Society, MacMillan Nurses, Oxfam and British Red Cross as organisations which have not drawn the line at accepting less than 10% from Christmas card sales.CAT argues that the percentage does matter. Card Aid, its trading subsidiary which it set up 20 years ago to maximise profits for charity, gives at least 40% to charity. As a result, it argues that sales of two of its packs (of 10 cards at £4.99) pay for a month’s schooling for a child in Africa, and sales of 68 of its cards (in packs of six for £5.99) paid for a cataract operation, which restored the sight of Deborah, a retired head teacher in Africa. The lower the percentage a charity receives, the less it can achieve with the income. Harrods won the 2007 Scrooge Award because “of their range of 202 charity cards nearly 95% gave less than 10% to charity.” The card with the least going to charity was at Harrods: Caspari (25 designs in aid of Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Nurses) generated 4% for charity.last_img read more

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Dallat claims unionist parties are ignoring the real issues

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first_img Dallat claims unionist parties are ignoring the real issues Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ John DallatAn SDLP MLA has launched a scathing attack on Unionist parties for what he termed their abysmal failure to confront the real issues which are affecting ordinary working-class people.East Derry representative John Dallat says the failure of the unionist parties to oppose the discredited Welfare Reform Bill at Stormont is only one indicator of what he claims is their lack of commitment to building a new future which provides for the needs of those most in need.Mr Dallat says in reality, people are fed up to the back teeth with riots, flags, marches, broken promises and a refusal to articulate the real issues…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/jdallPRIORITIES.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – August 20, 2013 WhatsApp News Twitter Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleJPC Chair wants army to be used to support “overstretched gardai”Next articleDerry’s Mayor calls for concerted effort to get the fleadh back as quickly as possible News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

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Steak ‘n Shake Nearing Completion, Opening Soon

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first_imgConstruction is nearing an end and hiring has begun for Steak ‘n Shake in Batesville.An opening date has been announced for Steak ‘n Shake in Batesville. The first day of business for the burger chain is scheduled for Thurs, Jan. 23.The groundbreaking ceremony was held last March, however, construction efforts were stalled for months causing residents to question when the franchise would open. Patience will pay off as large crowds are expected for the grand opening and beyond.“It’s going to mean everything to me. It is something we have been working on for two and half years,” revealed Beverly Broughton, who is the building owner of the Batesville Steak ‘n Shake.“I hope it brings everything I want for Batesville as well.”Broughton said the restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. before eventually transitioning to serving its famous steakburgers and milkshakes 24 hours a day.A new employer in the area means added jobs. Open interviews are currently being conducted this week at the Hampton Inn in Batesville. Interested applicants should bring a valid I.D. to the hotel on Thursday or Friday between 11-5p.m.Hiring information is also available on the newly installed digital sign at the restaurant, Broughton added.The restaurant is located by CVS near the east bound exit ramp of Interstate 74.last_img read more

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