Age UK shop customers pay with pledges to tackle loneliness

first_imgBethany Wenn, Brand Executive at Cadbury, said:“We’re really proud that we were able to work with Age UK’s shop in Ely as a physical location for people to make a pledge to help us fight loneliness in the UK. The event was a huge success and we hope it goes some way in making a difference to the community.”Laurie Boult, Fundraising Director at Age UK, said:“Loneliness is a huge problem, which can make many older people feel invisible and forgotten. We have been overwhelmed with the public’s response to the campaign so far and thanks to the generosity of Cadbury Dairy Milk and the support of these shop customers we will be able to make a difference to the lives of many older people.” Age UK shop customers pay with pledges to tackle loneliness Melanie May | 29 October 2019 | News  410 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 The campaign has also seen Cadbury remove the words from its purple bars of Dairy Milk chocolate, donating 30p from every sale to Age UK, release a TV spot, ‘Fence’, and put Sue Perkins in isolation for 30 hours to raise awareness. Cadbury’s purchased the stock in the shop, meaning customers could choose any item they wanted in exchange for a pledge to reach out or talk to a lonely older person. Customers took their chosen items to the till and paid with a pledge to carry out the action on the tag, such as saying quick hello to an older person at the bus stop, having a chat with an older neighbour, or making a phone call to an older relative. Tagged with: corporate fundraising Customers visiting an Age UK shop in Ely, Cambridgeshire, earlier this month were invited to pay for items with pledges instead of cash, in a bid to raise awareness of loneliness among older people and help tackle it.The activity, run with agency VCCP on Saturday 19 October, was the latest instalment in the Cadbury’s Donate Your Words campaign, which is in support of Age UK. The campaign has been raising awareness of the UK’s loneliness epidemic, which, according to the charity, sees 1.4 million older people struggle with loneliness and 225,000 often going a whole week without speaking to anyone.  411 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Zimmer uses employee creativity to spark innovation

first_imgEmail Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Facebook TAGSbusinessindustryInterviewLimerick City and CountyNews Linkedin NewsBusinessZimmer uses employee creativity to spark innovationBy Staff Reporter – December 24, 2018 2828 Print Advertisement Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Previous articleFilippo Mineccia to the rescue for the ICONext articleSponsored: Deck out in Limerick Hurling kit from Gleeson Sport Scene Staff Reporter Zimmer Biometrics General Manager Claude CostelloeBELIEVING in the quality and creativity of staff is critical to the success of a multinational firm that’s driving Shannon’s emergence as a base for healthcare innovation.Zimmer Biomet, a leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, is celebrating a decade in Ireland at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Shannon and Oranmore as well as its professional education centre that attracts healthcare professionals from around the world.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Our team is at the heart of our success,” is the simple summation of General Manager Claude Costelloe.“We are proud that our Ireland operations deliver products that treat a broad range of musculoskeletal health conditions and help alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for people around the world.”As a Limerick native, he is proud of Zimmer’s continued success in the region.Having previously served as operations director of the Shannon facility, which he joined in 2012, he was recently promoted to General Manager and site leader for Ireland.The University of Limerick graduate is a veteran of the Medtech industry and has also held leadership positions in the electronics and the engineering sector for more than 20 years.He said it was a privilege to be asked to lead two of the best-performing sites in the global Zimmer Biomet network and that he was looking forward to working with the outstanding teams in both Shannon and Galway to grow the company’s presence in Ireland.Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet designs, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.Industry collaborations are key to advancing the pace of innovation and the firm’s products helps patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues.“We help millions of people live better lives. We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries.”The value of staff involvement in the company’s success is also highlighted by Human Resources Manager Timmy Mulvihill.“While we are constantly looking to recruit high calibre candidates across all disciplines, including operations, quality, finance, validation, engineering, compliance and HR, I am proud that many of our employees have progressed their careers with us over the last ten years.“With the support of the company, a significant number are also continuing their education at the University of Limerick, NUIG, Limerick Institute of Technology and GMIT.“We are committed to creating an environment in which our employees can use their creativity to achieve innovative solutions for patients and give back to communities and people in need.These values drive our decision-making and are fundamental to our success.”Manufacturing Execution System (MES) technician Rob Geary from Clarina says that when he first went for interview eight years ago, he was told that a flood of opportunities awaited those who were willing to take them.“Two years later, my opportunity came along a when I was hired as a MES technician. This turned out to be a great opportunity to learn everything from master data cleansing to project management.“Since then, I have gained invaluable experience in a variety of different roles including now in a management position.“Through guidance and mentoring, each role has given me a greater knowledge of the business and I am very excited about the future.Shannon man Steven McLoughlin said that his career path has taken him through many promotions, but Zimmer Biomet gave him unwavering support and guidance.Brian Bourke from Sixmilebridge said that five years into his journey with Zimmer, he saw that if he took a keen interest in further training it would be to his benefit.18 months after he started, a promotion crossed his path and now Brian is undertaking a second round of third level studies in UL.Zimmer Biomet’s success has been recognised on national level by the country’s promotion international promotions arm.IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said that the medtech sector was part of an export industry that is worth eight per cent of Ireland’s total merchandise exports.“As a global leader, Zimmer Biomet is a significant contributor to that number and a great example of successful investment in Ireland. In terms of economic impact, the company’s two locations mean that the benefit is spread across Shannon and Galway, providing a substantial number of jobs and creating considerable benefit for both communities.This is also the view of Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes who said that Zimmer Biomet’s reach extends beyond the two manufacturing facilities through its outsourcing sub-supply and professional services.“The company’s contribution to local economic development is also highlighted through staff involvement in educational programmes, its corporate social responsibility support with the Mid West Rape Crisis Centre and Milford Hospice and through employees’ economic support of the local community.“As Chairman of the Mid-West Lean Network, Claude Costelloe is playing a leading role in ensuring that the Mid-West region becomes synonymous with excellence in Lean and Continuous Improvement.“Zimmer Biomet’s open-door policy of engaging with other companies, sharing its knowledge and helping others on their Lean Journey must be applauded,” Ms Downes addedCommitted to its corporate social responsibility, a recent employee cycle race between Shannon and Galway raised more than €10,000 for BUMBLEance, the charity that helps sick children around Ireland travel safely and comfortably to hospitals, hospices, treatment centres and respite centres nationwide.“Our success in Shannon and Galway can be attributed to our talented employees, relentless focus on quality, investment in leading-edge technology, and the building of a strong culture of innovation and continuous improvement,” said Mr Costelloe.“We have had a positive experience doing business here the last ten years, and we look to the future with confidence.” WhatsApp Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

McLovins Debut New ‘Basement Takes’ Video Of Original Track, “All Is All”

first_imgWith the Connecticut-born McLovins roughly halfway through their No Limit winter tour, the band is looking solid as they look forward to the rest of 2017. On Friday morning, the band released a new installment of Basement Takes, a collection of videos of the McLovins shot, predictably, in a basement that feature up-close-and-personal footage of the members of the group.For the fourth video in the series, the band chose to release “All Is All,” an original McLovins’ tune that’s slow, soulful, and sure to make you feel something. You can check out “All Is All” as well as the remaining dates in the McLovins’ No Limit tour via the tour poster below or their website here. [H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Ex-Spurs boss Redknapp excited by Bale’s return

first_img Loading… read also:Bale expected in London today to seal Tottenham return While accepting the deal may be a difficult one to get over the line, Redknapp believes Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is the man for such difficult negotiations. He added: “The only way they’ll do a deal is if Real Madrid meet at least half his wages. I’d think that’s the stumbling block at the moment for Tottenham or anyone else interested in him. “It’s not going to be a case of Gareth taking any wage cuts, it’s going to be a case of Real Madrid having to maybe take a third of his wages off Tottenham. “Daniel Levy’s a very good negotiator, so I’m sure he’ll get the best deal for Tottenham.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?center_img Former Tottenham boss, Harry Redknapp, is happy seeing Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale returning to the club. Bale is believed to be closing in on a sensational loan return to White Hart Lane, seven years after he left for the La Liga giants. “It would be a fantastic signing for the club and it would be great for Gareth to get back playing again. He’s such a talent, such a great player and it’s waste to see him not playing,” Redknapp told BBC Radio Wales. “To get back to Tottenham could just turn their season around. They’ve been quite average in the last six months or so. End of last season and obviously got beat on Sunday by Everton. “They need that little bit of magic Gareth can bring. If he went there or Manchester United, wherever he went, he’d make a massive difference.”Advertisementlast_img read more