Nisa retailers raise £60,000 through charity’s collecting tins Howard Lake | 18 June 2019 | News 378 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: collecting boxes Community fundraising corporate fundraising S&K Coventry’s Nisa Local in Nuneaton has two tins sited on their till points and have raised over £760 with them to date.Store owner Suk Kalm said:“If you want to have a charity collecting tin in store, then for a Nisa retailer, a MADL one is the obvious choice.“Placing a Making a Difference Locally tin at the till gives customers a way to donate small change, boosting our funds to donate locally and showcasing MADL to customers. Over the course of a year it can allow you to make one or two additional donations.”Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity, added: Advertisement “The collecting tins have been a great and easy way for our retailers to raise additional funds for local good causes, providing them with further opportunities to engage with their local community.“It’s fantastic that our partners have raised such a significant amount for good causes in this way, in addition to the support they already give through the MADL charity.” Nisa retailers have raised £60,000 for local causes through Making a Difference Locally charity collecting tins sited in their stores.The milestone amount was achieved from funds raised via more than 920 tins nationwide, for retailers to donate to a local good cause of their choice through Nisa’s charity.The Making a Difference Locally collecting tins were launched for Nisa partners in 2017 and allow retailers to accumulate additional money into their MADL fund, and as a result provide even more support to their local communities through charitable donations.The £60,000 figure is the total raised in the two years since the tins were launched. Own-label product fundraisingMaking a Difference Locally also raises funds in Nisa partner stores from sales of all Heritage own-label and Co-op own-brand products, a percentage of which goes into a virtual fund for retailers to donate. Stores are then able to donate money raised to a local charity or good cause of their choice within a 10-mile radius, ensuring the funds raised benefit their local community.Making a Difference Locally has supported over 11,000 charities and other good causes since 2008, raising over £8.7m to date.There are currently over 2,300 stores participating in the Making a Difference Locally initiative.. 377 total views, 1 views today S&K Coventry’s Nisa Local store owner Suk Kalm, with MADL collecting tin on the counter 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.
The Students’ Point-of-ViewHow has the outdoor program at Montreat helped you grow over the course of your attendance? Daniel Harmon: The Outdoor Education (OE) program has helped me grow by forcing me to become the leader I knew I could be, but was afraid to turn into. Through the constant class content and required leading of small groups, I have found the courage to accept that I am a person that can not only handle leadership, but also make a difference in the lives of those I lead.Jamie Sullivan: Since being enrolled at Montreat College as an Outdoor Education and Outdoor Ministry major I have been particularly challenged to develop my teaching and leading skills. I have not only had the chance to learn the philosophies but also been able to go out into the community and practice them. Montreat College has many partnerships with local schools and camp programs in the area which provides us as students a chance to practice our newfound skills on others in a safe environment. This has been particularly helpful as me as I can receive feedback and adapt my skills and philosophy before I take on a full time role after graduation.Kara Smith: This program has helped me grow spiritually first and foremost. I’ve had the opportunity to grow in my faith drastically and it’s because my professors are great leaders in that aspect and always incorporate faith and learning. Second, my ability to be an effective teacher is where I’ve also grown a lot. From needs assessment to preparing and implementing lessons I feel confident in my teaching skills. Nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina, Montreat College is at the base of some of the Southeast’s most iconic adventures. But location aside, the outdoor education curriculum at the college is top-notch. As one of the final two schools representing in the Championship round of our Top Adventure College Tournament, we spoke with Dr. Brad Daniel, Chair of the Outdoor Education Department at Montreat, and a few of his students to get a better idea about what the college has to offer the adventurous spirit.What makes Montreat an ideal school for adventurous students?BD: Montreat is a contraction of “mountain retreat” and it is aptly named. Located 13 miles east of Asheville, NC., we are close to four wilderness areas, four N.C. state parks, several rivers that provide great whitewater paddling opportunities, and numerous rockclimbing locations including Linville Gorge. Our campus sits at the beginning of a 14-mile trail/road that ascends to the top of Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only an hour away.How long has Montreat had an outdoor program?BD: The outdoor program started in the mid-70s at what was then a junior college known as Montreat-Anderson. The program started as a two year A.S. Degree in Outdoor Recreation and a 20-day Christian-oriented Outward Bound-type wilderness expedition called Discovery. The first Discovery expedition went out in 1976. In 2016 will celebrate our 40th year of wilderness programming, making it one of the longer college-sponsored extended wilderness programs in the United States.What outdoor-related degrees, majors, and minors does Montreat offer?BD: Currently, our students can major in Outdoor Education or Outdoor Ministry at the undergraduate level. Our minors include Outdoor Education, Outdoor Ministry, Leadership, and Adventure-Based Counseling. At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Science in Environmental Education. We also offer a certificate in Wilderness Leadership. Through the coursework students can move towards being certified through the Wilderness Education Association, the Association for Challenge Course Technology, and the state of North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program.
“The final decision will be taken at a general meeting and has not been made yet,” she said.Hasling said the supervisory and management boards of PFA Soraarneq had been discussing for several years what should happen to the company in the future to meet the increased demands from customersShe said it looked at various options in this context to secure the future of the subsidiary and the interests of its policyholders.Under current Greenlandic regulations, customers of PFA Soraarneq would have to pay a charge of 45% of their savings to transfer them, and this charge is set to increase to 55% on 1 January 2017, Hasling said.However, the Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) would not approve a transfer that involved a charge higher than the current level of income tax, she said.“We are therefore in the process of finding a solution to this,” Hasling said.Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark.The Greenlandic government has control over many areas including financial supervision and regulation, while Denmark retains control over foreign affairs, defence and monetary policy.Unlike Denmark, it is not a member of the EU.PFA Soraarneq is 76% owned by PFA and 24% owned by the association Foreningen Soraarneq, a group of workers and private-sector employers’ organisations in Greenland.Its headquarters in the Greenlandic capital Nuuk, and it managed total assets of DKK1.06bn at the end of 2015.PFA Soraarneq is the only registered life and pensions company in Greenland.However, there is one Greenlandic pension savings institution that provides pensions for hourly paid workers.Many people who work in Greenland choose to set up a pension in Denmark, Hasling said. PFA, Denmark’s biggest commercial pension provider, has decided to shut down its Greenlandic subsidiary, taking away the Arctic country’s only locally based registered life and pensions insurer.The DKK584bn (€78.5bn) firm said costs for customers of the unit, PFA Soraarneq, were high and set to become even more expensive because of regulatory and legislative changes.Lis Hasling, managing director at PFA Soraarneq, told IPE: “The plan is to transfer customers in PFA Soraarneq to PFA Pension in 2017.”The Greenlandic subsidiary would then close, she said.