Tesco donates almost £250,000 to mark Pride festival

Tesco will donate almost a quarter of a million pounds to LGBTQ+ charities to celebrate this year’s Pride festival and support the LGBTQ+ community. As a longstanding supporter of Pride, Tesco was last year’s headline sponsor for London Pride and supported 42 other events across the UK. Andrew Yaxley, Chief Product Officer and Exec Sponsor of LGBTQ+ at Tesco, said: “I am delighted that through these donations we are able to support three very deserving charities, who in turn help thousands of individuals in the LGBTQ+ community every year. We…

Read More

Tom Rivett-Carnac releases What Happened When We All Stopped

 Best-selling author Tom Rivett-Carnac has released a new animation short (from a poem) and free download illustrated book entitled – What Happened When We All Stopped. The book was written as a children’s book to share a positive message of hope as we emerge from the lockdown.  Narrated by the celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall who was so inspired by Tom’s poem that she agreed to provide the voiceover for the video inspired by the book, created by TED-Ed’s renowned animators.  A former Buddhist monk, Tom has spent…

Read More

Community organisations, key to effective coronavirus response, must now be trusted to lead recovery, finds new Locality report

A new report from Locality highlights the vital role that community organisations have played in meeting community need and supporting people during the Coronavirus crisis. Community organisations often quickest to mobilise and key to coordinating and delivering emergency support. Locality call on government to: support a community-powered economic recovery; create collaborative public services; and, provide support to turn community spirit into community power. Community organisations have been the ‘glue’ linking mutual aid groups with private and public sector responses. Over 100 organisations contributed to the report, with input from community…

Read More

APO Group joins UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response

APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, today announced it has joined the UNESCO Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response. Some 1.2 billion students and young people across the planet are affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, UNESCO launched the Global Covid-19 Education Coalition, with the private sector, multilateral organization and civil society in order to facilitate synergies and leverage partners’ capacities to help countries deploy remote learning systems so as to minimize educational disruptions and maintain social contact with learners.…

Read More

American Water, American Water Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with The Story Family Fund, Announce New $1 Million Partnership with U.S. Olympic Hero Jackie Joyner-Kersee

American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and the American Water Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with The Story Family Fund, announced today a new partnership with the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation to expand Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s Winning in Life® program. The combined grant of $1 million will expand the program to five economically distressed communities served by American Water. “American Water is extremely proud to work with an inspiring hero like Jackie,” said Walter Lynch, President & CEO. “This partnership, along with many other efforts, reflect our long-term…

Read More