First radio appeal by children’s hospices

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 September 2003 | News All week, Foresters members and staff arevolunteering time to answer the phones and take pledges.As a thank you to those who make a donation, Foresters are running a freeprize draw for a weekend trip to Disneyland Paris for two adults and two children. Callers will be asked a simple tie-breaker question and their name will automatically be entered into the prize draw. Tagged with: Individual giving  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img First radio appeal by children’s hospices 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. International financial and charitable organisation Foresters are launching the first radio appeal in aid of the Association of Children’s Hospices (ACH).Foresters are launching the appeal in National Children’s Hospice Week, which runs from 20 to 27 September 2003.The ‘Foresters Call in 4 Kids’ radio appeal supports eight local children’s hospices throughout the UK with agoal of raising over £20,000. Local radio stations will be airing promotional advertisements throughout Children’s Hospice Week, highlighting the needs of children’s hospices. Advertisementlast_img read more

Michigan state of mind: UW sweeps

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoReturning home to the UW Field House for the first time in almost a month, the UW women’s volleyball team got to cleaning right away, sweeping a pair of Big Ten matches this weekend.The 14th ranked Badgers defeated Michigan St. (30-22, 30-25, 30-26) Friday and No. 24 Michigan (30-24, 30-19, 30-16) Saturday to remain undefeated in Big Ten play and improve their record to 13-2.”I think there always is that pick up in intensity when the Big Ten comes around,” senior Amy Bladow said following Friday’s game. “I definitely think that in the locker room we know that every game is important, every night, and every team that comes here to play us or where we go wants to take a win off of us.”Saturday night, in front of a season-high 4,679 fans, UW rolled to a 3-0 victory behind standout performances by Carlini and freshman Brittney Dolgner. Dolgner continued her improved play of late and led the Badgers in scoring, registering a team-high 13 points on 11 kills and four blocks. “Since I am one of the shorter girls, I need to go around the blocker and … I am getting used to getting around the blocker better,” Dolgner said of leading the team in kills each of the last two Saturdays. In game one, UW jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead thanks to the strong serving of Carlini, who registered two service aces during a five-point run. The Badgers would never relinquish the lead en route to a 30-24 victory.More than just control of the game, UW held control of the match across all three games, a fact head coach Pete Waite believes can be attributed to the maturity and confidence of a roster laden with upperclassmen. “Part of [playing with swagger] is being home and it makes them feeling extra good, but they have been doing it on the road as well,” Waite said. “I think that comes with the maturity on the team and the fact there are a lot less weaknesses in the group.” Game two saw Michigan change their defense up, substituting Megan Bower in as libero in place of Kerry Hance. “I don’t think so,” Waite opined as to whether the change in libero was the factor in the early tightness of the second game. “That’s a good team … even coming into this match [U of M] changed some positioning as far as outside hitters, but we try and not let that affect us.” UW seized control of the see-saw second game during a stretch keyed by junior Taylor Reineke. Starting with a kill to make the score 14-12 in favor of UW, Reineke then teamed with Dolgner on a block. Two points later, Reineke took her turn serving and won four straight points — including an ace immediately following a U of M timeout. Game three was UW’s most complete of the weekend, as they dominated the entire game. The Badgers led 7-1 before U of M head coach Mark Rosen burned the team’s first timeout. The timeout did little to faze the Badger’s attack, as UW stretched the lead to 10-2 before U of M regained their footing, albeit only briefly. U of M won the next two points, but Erin Penn’s kill to bring Big Blue to within six at 10-4 would be the last point the Wolverines would score before the game was well out of reach. UW won 11 of the next 12 points, including the next eight, to build an insurmountable lead. The UW run was again uninterrupted by a U of M timeout. “The team is just really locked into each other right now,” Waite said of the sustained runs. “I think they are really playing as a unit, and when you do that, it is really hard for opponents to score.” In their first Big Ten home match of the year on Friday, UW swept MSU in three close games. UW was led by Amy Bladow’s 11 kill, 14 point effort. Dolgner pitched in 13 points, and Carlini added 12.5 to pace the Badger offense. The victory moved the Badgers to 3-0 in the Big Ten and extended two winning streaks: seven matches in the Big Ten dating back to last season and five matches overall.last_img read more

Technically speaking: officiating draws ire from both Ryan, Smith

first_imgAfter Tuesday night, you probably won’t see any members of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team asking you to use your indoor voice at the Kohl Center.In No. 15 Wisconsin’s (22-8, 11-6) 52-45 win over Minnesota (17-13, 5-12), both UW head coach Bo Ryan and his counterpart, Tubby Smith, were reprimanded by referees with technical fouls following questionable calls that took place during momentum-swinging moments.And it turns out the Badgers respond well to shouting.“I think that’s just more of an indirect way of him telling us to get it going and he got the crowd into it too,” guard Jordan Taylor said of Ryan’s technical. “It helped a little bit and helped jump-start us.”With 3:08 left in the first half, officials handed down the foul on Ryan as UW was amid a field goal drought that began at the 12:34 mark and would continue until a minute and half into the second period.Wisconsin shot 19 percent in the first half and committed five turnovers. Ryan, along with the Kohl Center audience, wasn’t particularly impressed with the performance on the floor and several decisions by the referees had already drawn the ire of both.Frequently, Minnesota had been running a full court press during the game and after Andre Hollins hit two free throws for the Gophers, it appeared the team wasn’t in position to run its game plan on the ensuing inbound.Thinking advantageously, Ryan wanted his team to quickly fire off an inbound pass, but a Minnesota player had picked up the ball and held on to it along the sideline. Intentional or not, it allowed the Gophers to arrange themselves, which infuriated Ryan.“How can you run your press break when the other team’s standing out-of-bounds with the basketball”? Ryan said.So he went to the ref: “I said ‘Isn’t that a technical?’ If we don’t get it in, they bring their guys down. Their guys were not ready to press at the time. My feeling was it altered the flow of the game. I had an opinion and evidently I was wrong.”The ruling energized the Badgers as well as the crowd, which poured out a crescendo of boos. Wisconsin didn’t allow Minnesota to score any more points in that half after Hollins hit the two free throws that came from the technical.About a minute after the ruling, and down 23-13, the Badgers picked things up and ended a 10-minute scoreless streak with two free throws by forward Ryan Evans, followed by one more by guard Ben Brust to pull within seven.After the break, Wisconsin continued to steadily chip away at the lead with Taylor and Evans combining for six early points, putting things at 25-22.Then, forward Mike Bruesewitz drove toward the basket and slipped in a layup despite contact near the rim. Bruesewitz was initially called for a charge, but after the three referees huddled at the top of the key, they reversed the decision and Hollins was called for having a foot in the restricted area instead.“I thought he was inside the circle; that’s kind of why I went up,” Bruesewitz said of his initial reaction. “I waited for them to hopefully overturn it. That was my third foul; I thought I was going to be sitting on the bench.”The reversal gave Bruesewitz a chance at a three-point play – which he fulfilled – and minutes later Smith was called for the technical.“I mean, who knows”? Smith said, when asked about what explanation he was given for the overturned call. “You don’t get one. You got a huddle like that and change the call. You kidding me?“It’s a joke. It really is.”Taylor went on to hit the two free throws, which gave UW a 29-27 lead and the Badgers were then given the ball back. Thirty seconds later, Taylor delivered a three-pointer that further leveled the Gophers.Minnesota failed to immediately answer, and when Wisconsin brought the ball back down the floor Evans hit a jumper that gave UW a 34-29 advantage with 10:42 remaining.The Badgers cruised from there, outscoring the Gophers 36-22 in the half on 44.4 percent shooting, compared to Minnesota’s 25 percent clip.As may be expected, Ryan wasn’t as exasperated by the referees’ decision to overturn Bruesewitz’s “charge” as Smith was.“We got a video at the beginning of the year that said the official that made the call – if he’s not sure – he can go ask another official,” he said.last_img read more