#Fundraising” Novas holding a Christmas ‘sleep-in’ to replace their ‘sleep-out’

first_imgPrint Email Limerick hutler Will O’Donoghue taking part in last year’s Christmas sleep-out for Novas.IN normal years, the Novas’ fundraising programme of activities concludes with an annual sleep-out on the last Friday before Christmas.However, there is nothing normal about 2020 and instead of a large community event, this year the local homeless charity is asking people to ‘sleep-in’ in their own homes and help raise vital funds for frontline homeless services.For the last five years, Novas has hosted the pre-Christmas sleep-out outside Brown Thomas, which has raised thousands of euros for its Limerick services.Last year, backed by Limerick hurler Will O’Donoghue, Clare hurler and footballer Podge Collins and the Tipperary hurling panel, the organisation ran three simultaneous events in Limerick, Ennis and Thurles and raised more than €64,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Novas’ Head of Policy and Communications, Dr Una Burns explained that the sleep-out is normally the biggest single fundraising event of the year and the money raised helps their frontline services such as Street Outreach, emergency accommodation and family support.“About 50 per cent of all monies raised through fundraising and donations in the year, is made in the six -week period in the run up to Christmas. This is largely through community and public events, all of which have had to be paused during the pandemic,” Dr Burns told the Limerick Post.In an effort to continue the fundraising spirit of Christmas, Novas are asking people to participate in their sleep-in this year.”Safety is the first priority but there are still plenty of ways to get involved. People can build a fort in their living room with the kids, pitch a tent in their garden, sleep on their balcony or participate with colleagues in the car park or their workplace. Being a virtual event, people can basically participate from anywhere and for the first time, they can get the kids involved.”To help Novas raise vital funds visit https://novas.ie/novas-annual-christmas-sleep-in/ Facebook Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleLIT launches course on domestic abuse and coercive controlNext article#Fundraising: Santa paws is coming to town Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp NewsSociety#Fundraising” Novas holding a Christmas ‘sleep-in’ to replace their ‘sleep-out’  By Alan Jacques – December 4, 2020 122 Linkedinlast_img read more

Warburtons acquires Giles Foods

first_imgWarburtons has acquired speciality bread and pastry manufacturer Giles Foods, as it looks to expand into new areas.It is the first acquisition by the fifth-generation bakery business, which was established in a grocery shop in 1876.A spokesperson for the firm said the acquisition represented “a great opportunity for business diversification and development”.Giles Foods – also a family-run business – produces unbranded baked goods, including garlic breads, dough balls, French and Italian breads, Danish pastries, tarts and buns, which are sold to retailers, restaurants, pub chains and catering companies.It produces 137 product lines, has 300 employees across two sites in Milton Keynes and Warminster, and an annual turnover of £26m.Warburtons will run Giles Foods as a separate business, with the current management team remaining in place.Jonathan Warburton, chairman and chief executive of Warburtons, said: “This agreement with Giles Foods underlines our continued commitment to growth, diversification and ultimately, creating quality products which we know people love.“As well as being a family-run business, Giles Foods has a strong track record in innovation and anticipating the tastes and demands of consumers. Alongside Warburtons, this will help us continue to work towards consolidating our position as one of the world’s best family food businesses.”David Rixon, managing director of Giles Foods, said: “There was an enormous amount of interest from a broad range of potential partners, but Warburtons, with its heritage and values, ultimately made the decision very straightforward. We are confident that becoming part of the Warburtons business will allow what Giles Foods has done for 35 years to evolve and grow.”last_img read more

AFCON Date Change “Fantastic” – Jose Mourinho

first_imgConfederation of African Football (CAF) announced that the AFCON will now take place in June/July, starting from the 2019 tournament in Cameroon.  The calendar change was enacted by CAF last week after an executive symposium in Rabat, Morocco.The Confederation also announced that the AFCON will now be expanded to 24 teams. Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has expressed his delight over the date change of the African Cup of Nations AFCON.Speaking exclusively to ESPN after Manchester United lost 1-0 to Barcelona in a pre-season friendly, Mourinho called the date change “fantastic”.When reporters explained the new change to Mourinho, he said: “If that’s the change then it’s fantastic for us.”“Obviously because it’s hard in the middle of the season to lose players like we do, and with so many African players playing in the best competitions in Europe it’s not good for the clubs, it’s not good for the competitions and it’s not good for the players.” RelatedMourinho Rules Out Fellaini Exit, Confirms Matic DealJuly 30, 2017In “England”£198m For Neymar Is Not “Expensive” – MourinhoAugust 3, 2017In “Europe”Rooney’s Departure Was Emotional – MourinhoJuly 26, 2017In “England”last_img read more