Hospice cuts its ties with celebrity patron

first_img A Stoke-on-Trent hospice has severed its links with TV presenter Anthea Turner because, it claims, she failed to turn up at two charity events.Karen Rose, head of fundraising at the Douglas Macmillan hospice told BBC Radio Stoke that the former Blue Peter presenter had not attended their Christmas appeal event or their Spring launch, and had not been able to suggest alternative dates.She added: “she has pulled out of a number of events that have taken a great deal of time to set up and people have actually bought tickets to attend these events to see or hear Anthea.”Ms Turner was appointed patron in October 2003. However, the hospice says it has not heard from her for five months. She has been replaced as patron by two local celebrities, singer Denise Leigh who won the Operatunity talent contest on Channel 4 in 2003, and chinaware business leader Lord Wedgewood.Ms Turner’s spokesperson explained that her TV work takes precedence over her charity work.Ms Turner is continuing her support of some charities: for example, in July 2004 she and husband Grant Bovey raised £100,000 from an event at their home for skin disease charity Debra, and children’s hospice Chase.www.dmhospice.org.uk 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. Hospice cuts its ties with celebrity patron Tagged with: Celebrity Events Law / policy  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 24 August 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Institute names award in honour of Gill Astarita

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 19 September 2008 | News The Institute of Fundraising is to rename one of its National Awards in honour of Gill Astarita, chief executive of Volunteer Reading Help, who died earlier this month.The Fundraiser of the Year award, which is sponsored by UK Fundraising, will become the Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year award.Gill spent most of her working life as an inspirational fundraiser, supporting and mentoring fundraisers in her teams and beyond and working tirelessly to bring fundraising to the fore of charity activity.Her husband Mark said: “I know Gill would be deeply honoured that the Institute of Fundraising is to rename its Fundraiser of the Year award in her name for evermore. I think it’s a fitting tribute to a pioneer fundraiser, an outstanding fundraiser who never sought the limelight but would be so chuffed that she will be remembered forever by her peers in this way.”  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute names award in honour of Gill Astaritalast_img read more