Hospice launches Blotto! scratchcard game

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Gaming Hospice launches Blotto! scratchcard game  81 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lichfield-based St Giles Hospice has launched a new scratchcard game targeting pub-goers and called it “Blotto!”The charity has ‘borrowed’ the National Lottery Lotto name and turned it to its own advantage to raise funds to support the care of local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses.But while the name might rhyme, there the similarity ends. The not-for-profit organisers behind Blotto will, they say, pass “every penny” of the proceeds to the charity. Advertisementcenter_img The cards are being sold from local pubs in the hospice’s patient catchment area, with the intention of rolling the game out to other venues, such as sporting and social clubs, in the near future.Players scratch and match three symbols to win. And, as well as a £1,000 jackpot, other prizes include a round of drinks to the value of £10 from participating pubs, and small gifts such as branded bottle openers. Howard Lake | 9 October 2003 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Explanation demanded for closure of Basque newspaper

first_img SpainEurope – Central Asia February 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explanation demanded for closure of Basque newspaper RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further Follow the news on Spain Reporters Without Borders protested against the closure today of the Basque-language daily Euskaldunon Egunkaria and the arrest of 10 of its journalists and contributors on suspicion of “belonging to or working with the ETA terrorist organisation.””The necessary and legitimate fight against terrorism must respect the principle of press freedom, which is at the core of any democracy,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Spanish justice minister José-Maria Michavila.”It is hardly the moment to close a newspaper when the courts have not yet ruled on the charges against its arrested journalists. We ask you to explain your decision, which seems hasty in the absence of clear evidence to back up what they are accused of.”A national judge ordered the arrest of the paper’s senior staff, including publisher Martxelo Otamendi, and members of its board in Lezo, Bilbao, Andoain, Vitoria and Pamplona. Some branch offices were raided and material seized and those in Andoain, Pamplona and Bilbao were placed under seals.The Basque separatist daily Egin and the radio station Egin-Irratia were temporarily closed in July 1998 on the orders of Judge Baltasar Garzon as part of a crackdown on ETA funding sources. RSF_en News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU SpainEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso News News Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Tennis champ Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19

first_img Beau Lund June 23, 2020 /Sports News – National Tennis champ Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni / ESPN ImagesBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tennis champion Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. “I will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days, and repeat the test in five days,” he said in a statement. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img