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Free support for Midlands charities from the gunnercooke foundation

first_imgFree support for Midlands charities from the gunnercooke foundation Melanie May | 23 February 2021 | News “We live in an unequal society and the pandemic has exposed some harsh truths, so we have a real responsibility to do as much as we can to help. The gunnercooke foundation is already helping 80 small and medium sized charities across the UK, by helping them to grow the good work that they do including connecting them with business experts in their area.“I’d also like to appeal to industry leaders to get involved with our projects. CSR is so much more than painting a fence or a staff away day. The gunnercooke foundation gives a range of ways for businesspeople to use their skills, experience and expertise to help the third sector develop and thrive. It’s a fantastic opportunity for leaders to make a direct difference in their local community.”Charities can find out more about the gunnercooke foundation and apply for free membership via the website. Law firm gunnercooke is seeking Midlands-based charities to offer free support to through its charity arm, the gunnercooke foundation.The gunnercooke foundation connects businesses with charities and not for profits through several projects including inspire* and infuse*. Work includes supporting charity CEOs to enhance their effectiveness, growing charities’ networks and services through peer support hubs, mentoring, workshops and 1-2-1 sessions to grow business techniques and strategies, as well as undertaking projects for its charities.The firm recently opened its new office in the centre of Birmingham and now has plans to grow the foundation’s work in this region.The Midlands hub is currently led by gunnercooke Partner Claire-Elaine Arthurs, who is dual qualified as both a Solicitor and Business Strategy Consultant and has a history of working with not-for-profit and charitable organisations in the area.Arthurs commented:“As part of our growth in the Midlands we are reaching out to more charities and not-for-profit enterprises in the area to offer our support. We have a fantastic network of business leaders and industry professionals who are committed to supporting third sector leaders grow their organisations so that they can achieve more and make the difference they want to see in the world happen faster.”gunnercooke Co-Founder, Darryl Cooke, commented: Advertisement  238 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: FREE About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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OC’s Schweim: NFL Taps Philly Passion; Takes Draft to New Heights

first_imgLong Snapper Jon Dorenbos announced an Eagles’ daft pick last night in Philadelphia. Jon will be in Ocean City performing his magic show at the Music Pier on May 13th. By Tim Kelly Myles Garrett, a defensive end from Texas A&M, may be the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but make no mistake about it: the main star of the draft, which kicked off Thursday night and continues through tomorrow, is the city of Philadelphia.Ocean City resident Billy Schweim, whose ESPN 97.3 radio talk show can be heard Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, said Philadelphia allowed the NFL to make its draft a bigger event than some other sports’ playoff games.“More than any other major league, the NFL does a great job of making its sport accessible and interesting to its fans year ‘round,” said Schweim. “The draft is a great example of the league’s ability to market its product.”Schweim cited Philadelphia’s venue of the Museum of Art and the Ben Franklin Parkway — uniquely suited to showcase everything from the city’s Independence Day fireworks celebration and concert to a pair of Papal Masses — as the only performance space of its kind.Chloe and Halle Berry perform the National Anthem to kick off the start of the 2017 NFL Draft in front of more than 100,000 fans. (Photo credit: NFL.com)The NFL reportedly invested $20 million in building a huge stage on the steps of the Art Museum, made famous in the “Rocky” movie franchise, and other preparations. The so-called “Selection Square,” where representatives of each NFL team made the actual draft picks, was set up in the rotunda of the Franklin Institute next to the huge marble statue of Ben Franklin. A 100,000-square ft. NFL Shop was installed and had a line to get in Friday.There was a red carpet area where the first round picks strutted in expensive designer suits, a concession row featuring a wide range of food and drink concessions, as well as a photo station where fans could pose with the Lombardi Trophy and view a full collection of Super Bowl championship rings. NFL marketing executive Jessica Christ said the merchandise sales exceeded expectations in the first two days, according to published reports.Beyond the setting, Philadelphia’s legendary fans showed up in record numbers for an NFL draft and provided energy and noise never before seen. Published reports estimated 100,000 fans showed up for the first night’s selection of draft rounds 1 and 2 and even more packed the Parkway on Friday.“I heard (NFL executive and former Eagle) Troy Vincent say that Philly blew Chicago away,” said Schweim, in reference to the Windy City’s effort to host the draft last year. “Maybe Philly should have it every year.”The NFL Draft logo dominates a huge sign on stage in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.Philadelphia’s favorable geographic location allowed representation by fans of many other teams such as the New York Jets and Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. Despite this, the dominant fan base came from the host city.“I think the Philadelphia fans’ reputation is something of a cliché, and some of the fans try to live up to it,” said Schweim. “At the same time, they are showing enthusiasm and passion that can’t be matched.”The fans booed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell every time he walked to the stage, as well as the draft selections for divisional rivals Washington and New York. But as expected, they saved the most venom for their most bitter rival, the Dallas Cowboys. On Saturday, former Dallas wide receiver Drew Pearson tried to taunt the fans: “I want to thank the Philly fans for allowing me to have a career,” he said, with the boos raining down to the point of nearly drowning out Pearson’s words.Of course they roared with cheers on Thursday night when Temple linebacker Haasan Reddick was the 13th overall selection (Arizona Cardinals) and the Eagles went “on the clock” in advance of their selection of Derek Bennett,a defensive end from Tennessee.Ocean City resident, Alec Wisnefski enjoyed the opportunity to meet Corey Davis.All of this made for what the industry calls “good TV” and results in the audience sticking with the coverage through hours and hours of programming and commercials.“I was a bit perplexed with the Eagles pick,” Schweim said. “I was expecting them to take a wide receiver or a defensive back there.”  They did grab Sidney Jones, a corner from the University of Washington in the second round with the 43rd overall selection.On today’s show Schweim will talk about the draft and will speak to former Temple star running back Paul Palmer who coached Reddick when Haasan attended Haddon Heights High School.Ocean City’s Jake Schneider, Flynn DeVlieger, and Brady Rauner had great seats for watching all the action.last_img read more