Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Sport Relief

March 23, 2012

It’s that time again when the people of Great Britain get together to raise money for charity through sport. This year involves entering a Sport Relief Mile. For more information, have a look at this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sportrelief/

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Movember

November 25, 2011

This month you may have seen more men sporting moustaches this month than you may normally would. This is for Movember, a charity movement during the month of November that encourages the growing of moustaches to raise money and awareness for men’s health charities. We have been marking this at the Library with a display on the top floor of moustaches and articles about men’s health. Here is some further information about Movember:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movember

Parkinson’s Disease Day

April 11, 2011

Today is Parkinson’s Disease Day which marks the beginning of Parkinson’s Disease Week. Here is the Parkinson’s Disease UK website with more information:

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/

Red Nose Day

March 18, 2011

Today is Red Nose Day. Here’s the BBC Website with details on what’s on tonight and, of course, how to donate:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday/

Also, this week is National Science and Engineering Week. Here’s what the University’s been doing for it:

http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/frontpagenews/title,127475,en.html

The English Channel

August 24, 2010

On this day in 1875, Matthew Webb became the first man to successfully swim the English Channel. Since then many others have managed to swim from England to France or vice-versa. Here is more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_successful_English_Channel_swimmers

And here is a more recent success for Sport Relief:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/sport_relief/7282858.stm

Flora London Marathon 2009

April 26, 2009

It’s that time of year again…

For all the news and latest updates, see link below:

http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/site/

Coffee Break

March 3, 2009

This month sees the Meningitis Trust’s Coffee Break month where you can enjoy a cup of coffee at work or home and raise money for the Meningitis Trust at the same time. For more information here is the website with a signing up form:

http://www.meningitis-trust.org/coffeebreak/index.html

Today is also the anniversary of the invention of the penalty kick in football in 1891. This rule led to the development of the ‘Penalty Shoot-Out’ that has been the scourge of many an England team. Here is a little game from the BBC that, not only allows you to experience the agony of such things for yourself, but also to learn some Portuguese:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/euro2004/

Across the Universe

February 4, 2009

It is the first anniversary of NASA broadcasting the Beatles song ‘Across the Universe’ towards the Polaris star. Here’s NASA’s report on the event:

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/across_universe.html

On a more sober note today is World Cancer Day to promote awarness of cancer in the hope of finding more effective treatments and a cure.

http://www.worldcancercampaign.org/