Internet fundraising jokes on Radio 4

Howard Lake | 7 November 1999 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Internet fundraising was this week the subject of a sketch on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show by Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt. Commenting on how charities have got so sophisticated that they are using the Internet to raise funds, Punt and Dennis presented a sketch featuring a street beggar.The beggar wouldn’t accept cash, but he would accept direct debits. Indeed, if the passer-by would like to go to his Web site he could donate online… The Now Show is repeated on Tuesday 9 November at 11pm. Advertisement Internet fundraising jokes on Radio 4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Is this the first Internet fundraising joke you’ve heard – outside the fundraising profession? Let UK Fundraising know if you’ve come across an earlier example. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Black Cats strike back for Stoke point

first_imgJohn O’Shea snatched a potentially priceless point for Sunderland as they held Stoke to a 1-1 draw despite seeing Craig Gardner sent off after only 34 minutes. Neither side had managed a shot on goal before Walters put the visitors in front in the ninth minute. Walters’ header from Adam’s corner was blocked by Danny Graham on the line but the Republic of Ireland international reacted quickest to power the loose ball home via the underside of the bar. Adam Johnson was Sunderland’s best attacking outlet but he was struggling for support. Sunderland’s task became even harder when Adam’s charge down the right flank was ended by a dangerous studs-up challenge from Gardner, but Stoke did not overdo attempts to punish their opponents’ numerical disadvantage. Johnson went close to producing an equaliser with a free-kick just prior to the break but it squirmed wide and O’Shea almost got on the scoresheet on the hour, prodding goalwards only to see Dean Whitehead block on the line. And the captain went one better two minutes later, popping up at the far post to side-foot Seb Larsson’s corner over the line after Whitehead failed to get a solid connection. Remarkably Sunderland’s 10 men did not appear to tire and Danny Rose was inches away from putting them ahead in the 80th minute with a skidding attempt that struck the the post. Steven Nzonzi went closest to winning it for the visitors, hooking a shot over with his back to goal. Defeat at the Stadium of Light would have left the Black Cats in a perilous situation just above the relegation zone but, having gone behind to Jonathan Walters’ early effort, they showed great heart in the second half and deserved to see O’Shea prod home a 63rd-minute corner. Gardner can take little credit for the result, though, and his red card for a dangerous challenge on Charlie Adam was fully warranted. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

McDowell ‘excited’ to be in the mix

first_img McDowell made his tournament debut when Fota Island last hosted the event in 2002 and finished 27th, but that was one of just six halfway cuts the former US Open champion has made in 12 appearances. The 34-year-old has never recorded a top-10 finish, but added a 66 to his opening 68 to join England’s Robert Rock in the clubhouse lead on eight under par. Press Association “There’s always a first time for everything,” joked McDowell, who carded six birdies and one bogey. “Eight under is a nice total and although I don’t expect it to be leading at the end of the day it doesn’t have to. I am just excited to be in contention.” McDowell admitted he was feeling the effects of last week’s exertions in the US Open in the first round, hitting his tee shot on the par-three 17th so poorly that it came up more than 50 yards short of the green. “I was a little sharper this morning, legs felt fresher,” he added. “I missed two fairways, my iron play was better and I putted well. The Irish Open brings its own pressure, but it’s the proverbial walk in the park compared to last week, which bordered on the unenjoyable. I’m more relaxed, trying to free myself up and enjoy my golf.” Starting from the 10th, McDowell began with three pars before holing from 20 feet for birdie on the par-three 11th, only to promptly give the shot back on the next after failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker. Joint second after the opening round at Pinehurst before finishing 28th, McDowell bounced back straight away with a birdie on the 15th and then made three in succession from the second. And, after surprisingly missing from six feet on the fifth, he holed from a similar distance on the seventh to match the 66 of tournament specialist Rock, who had carded seven birdies and two bogeys. Rock lost a play-off to Shane Lowry at County Louth in 2009, but claimed the first prize of 500,000 euros as Lowry was still an amateur, while he also finished fifth in 2006 and second to Paul Casey last year. “It’s a tournament I like playing, but I think it’s more the time of year,” Rock said. “I enjoy the tournaments at the start of the year (he held off Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to win in Abu Dhabi in 2012) but when we travel further afield I don’t play well and it batters your confidence. “It takes time to rebuild that and it seems to be this time of year it comes back.” Defending champion Casey had been trading birdies with playing partner McDowell until bogeys on his last three holes meant he had to settle for a second consecutive 69. center_img Graeme McDowell admitted it was a pleasant surprise to be in contention for the Irish Open after moving into a share of the lead on Friday.last_img read more

Florida man claims guns found in SUV belonged to ‘John Wick’

first_imgA Port St. Lucie man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman and threatening her with a gun.The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office say the man claimed the SUV and the guns found inside belonged to “John Wick.”Deputies responded to a phone call on Sunday at a home in Port Saint Lucie, where a woman told them  27-year Getro Gelin assaulted her and pointed a gun at her, threatening to kill her.When deputies arrived, the woman told them Gelin hid the gun in his Porsche SUV. When deputies searched the vehicle they found a handgun and rifle inside.Gelin told the officers that the Porsche SUV and the weapons belonged to his cousin “John Wick.” John Wick is a fictional legendary assassin played by Keanu Reeves in the 2014 movie and its sequels.He later admitted that he “lied about the name, but that he would not reveal his cousin’s name.”Gelin was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery. He has since been released after posting a $3,500 bond.last_img read more