National Autistic Society appoints Occam

first_imgNational Autistic Society appoints Occam Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 October 2008 | News 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.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Autistic Society has appointed marketing management software and solutions provider Occam to overhaul its direct marketing programme.Occam will help the charity test the first in a series of new donor acquisition campaigns. The first wave planned for this month will include targeted doordrops, reciprocals and cold lists with the aim of increasing the charity’s donorbase.NAS will use a range of Occam’s tools, including Reciprocate, the warm donor exchange solution. Reciprocate’s database now comprises 110 charity clients with 28 million supporters, offering considerable list swapping opportunities.On the new partnership, Ian Campbell, Head of Individual Giving at National Autistic Society said: “At times when people are thinking twice about which charities they support, it is crucial that we can identify and then speak to those most likely to support us with a regular gift”.Scott Logie at Occam added: “Reciprocate provides a response rate of up to 19%, which is almost the same as the response charities get from existing-donor campaigns. Compare that with the average 1.5% response on traditional cold campaigns and the benefits are clear”.www.occam-dm.comlast_img read more

Limerick nursing home battling COVID outbreak after eight residents die in…

first_imgDesigned by FreepikA private nursing home in Co Limerick is managing a severe outbreak of COVID-19 after eight off its residents died over the past two weeks after all eight had tested positive for the virus after an outbreak was declared shortly before Christmas.Pat Kennedy, CEO Windmill Healthcare, which operates Killeline Care Centre, Newcastle West, said: “Unfortunately, and sadly, we must confirm that we have 8 COVID-19 related deaths. This has been very upsetting for everyone, especially their loved ones, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all their families and extended friends.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Management are “scheduling for a vaccine roll out on the 18th January, and this cannot come quick enough” but “it’s vital for it to be sooner if possible,” Mr Kennedy said.The outbreak, declared three weeks ago, escalated over the past fortnight, as management continued to actively manage the situation with support for the HSE.The nursing home has close to 100 staff members caring for a maximum 63 residents.Reliable sources said “the majority” of staff and 63 residents tested positive for the virus.Some staff remain in self isolation while others have isolated and returned to work.As of today there were 12 active COVID cases among residents, however the number of confirmed cases among staff was not disclosed.“Windmill Healthcare can confirm that we are managing a Covid outbreak in Killeline Care Centre, Newcastle West. As part of our fortnightly staff serial testing, we had been advised that a number of staff had tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the Christmas period,” said Mr Kennedy.“We are fortunate that our senior management team at Windmill Healthcare are clinicians, with vast experience. Working alongside the management team at Killeline Care Centre, they immediately enacted our contingency plan and put all infection prevention and control measures in place.” “We have been liaising daily with the COVID-19 Outbreak Control Team within the HSE and local GP’s. Working together we are ensuring a collective approach and have been monitoring the situation daily to contain and control the outbreak to protect our residents and our staff.”Windmill operates six nursing homes and two retirement villages across Limerick, North Cork, Kerry, Galway and Offaly.“Being a part of a larger group means that we have extra resources behind us, and we have been fortunate to call on our complement of staff from across the country, as well as HSE and agency staff. The support we have received from the COVID-19 Outbreak Control Team, our local GP’s and our Staff has been a massive help throughout this enduring time,” Mr Kennedy said. Print He added, “with the incidence rate of Covid-19 in Limerick currently so high, particularly in West Limerick, it is a constant battle for all Nursing Homes to keep COVID-19 at bay, however, when it does penetrate, it shows how cruel it can be to our most vulnerable.”“The majority of our staff have now tested positive for COVID-19, as we are now 3 weeks into this outbreak, a high number of these staff are now recovered and back to work.”“The past three weeks has been an escalating scenario daily, but recent COVID-19 swabbing test result have indicated that the outbreak has now stabilized, and we expect that we will endure another difficult week before the cycle is complete.”Meanwhile, a HSE-run community hospital for the elderly, also located in Newcastle West, has managed to effectively wipeout an outbreak of covid-19 of an entire ward.The outbreak, at St Ita’s Community Hospital, was declared in the last week of November, when 25 patients on a 27-bed ward tested positive for the virus, informed sources said.There were no notified cases at the hospital this Monday, reliable sources confirmed.When asked for comment, a HSE Mid West Community Healthcare spokesman said it “does not comment on individual cases or individual activations, in the interests of confidentiality for individuals concerned”.“The HSE’s Department of Public Health responds to notified cases or outbreaks of Covid-19. The Department of Public Health undertakes a risk assessment of the situation, appropriate investigations are carried out and control measures put in place if required,” he added.Windmill spokeswoman’s response: “No other confirmed cases across any of our centres across the country.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Twitter Previous articleWhat have they achieved? 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UTV roll-over claims life of Guilford man

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — According to Indiana Conservation Officers, Daniel Woolwine, 46, was target practicing and checking targets while operating a UTV.Woolwine was operating the UTV along a pond dam on a private property near the 20,000 block of Whites Hill Road in West Harrison.Investigators believe that Woolwine was traveling along an embankment when the UTV began to roll, tossed him, and came to rest on top of him.Conservation officers say 2 witnesses saw the roll-over and tried to move the UTV, but were unable to and quickly called 911.Woolwine was transported to Mercy Hospital in Harrison where he was pronounced deceased.Conservation officers say protective riding equipment including a helmet and the seatbelt were not being used at the time of the crash.last_img

Heaslip’s message for new boys

first_imgIreland captain Jamie Heaslip has urged Paddy Jackson and Luke Marshall to seize their opportunity when they make their debuts in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations showdown with Scotland. The injury crisis that has thinned the Irish ranks has seen the uncapped Ulster duo thrust into a pivotal match on which the team’s flagging title aspirations hang. And while the 21-year-olds’ potential is matched by their inexperience, Heaslip is backing them to make a swift adjustment to Test rugby. “When they played against Fiji in November they showed what they can do and how professional they are,” the Lions number eight said. “I’ll give them advice about nerves, but now the best advice is just to go out and play your game. That’s why they were picked. There are 14 other guys on the pitch who are ready to die for you so go out and play.” Press Associationcenter_img He went on: “At international level, the space is that little bit less than Heineken Cup. The margins get smaller. “But I’ve 100% faith in Luke and Paddy when it comes to dealing with that kind of pressure. “They’ve been picked because they’re ready and good enough. They must back themselves and if they see a chance, take it.” Ireland’s chances of winning the Six Nations were damaged by their 12-6 defeat to England and they must prevail in Edinburgh if they are to remain in the title hunt. A loss would result in another failed championship and weaken coach Declan Kidney’s chances of extending his contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union until the 2015 World Cup. The selection of the untested Jackson and Marshall – potentially two stars of Irish rugby – at fly-half and inside centre has heightened the significance of the occasion. “Murrayfield is a great stadium. In a weird way I have mixed memories about it,” Heaslip said. “We won the Heineken Cup there with Leinster and two Ireland internationals, but also lost one international before the 2007 World Cup. Edinburgh’s a great place to be for a Six Nations weekend. There’s a great buzz.” last_img read more

TOUCHLINE: How hockey curtailed Rama Brew’s sporting career

first_imgUltimate Paradise may well be considered as one of the best TV series ever produced in Ghana. The famous series shown in the 90’s captured the imaginations of all and sundry.Rama Brew become an household name following her sensational acts in the said movie which landed her best actress in Ghana award.On this week’s edition of Touchline, the beautiful veteran actress, Rama Brew talks about her love for Tennis and how she quit hockey because she often injured herself with the hockey stick.The Panel also holds a discussion on the Euro 2016, the final is upon us this Sunday. Host nation France and Portugal have defied the odds to reach the finals and will be hoping to clinch the ultimate.With Lionel Messi thrice failing to win a silverware with Argentina, will his great rival Ronaldo show him how it’s done?There’s also a look at Mourinho’s first presser as Manchester united coach and also Pep Guardiola taking charge of his first training session as Manchester city boss. Watch this week’s edition. read more