Black santas hit the streets in Belfast and Dublin

first_imgBlack santas hit the streets in Belfast and Dublin  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 | 17 December 2008 | News Tagged with: christmas Events Ireland Recruitment / people ‘Black santas’ in Belfast and Dublin have gone on the street to collect money for charity during the Christmas period. The santas are clergy men, backed up by volunteers, who stand outside their respective churches in all weathers collecting cash from passersby.Belfast’s “Black Santa” began his annual Sitout at St Anne’s Cathedral to raise money for a wide range of local charities and for work in the developing world. The Dean of Belfast Dr Houston McKelvey said: “It would not be Christmas without the Sit-out, and it is all about affirming the Good Samaritans in our society who give voluntary service in a myriad of ways.”He added: “Their efforts cover all age groups, and their voluntary service ranges from after-school clubs to fundraising for medical research, and from counselling people in despair, to developing parental skills.”This will be Dean McKelvey’s eighth Sitout since he was appointed. The annual collection has raised over £3 million to date.In Dublin Canon Tom Haskins has come out of retirement to raise more money for charity in his usual pre-Christmas position outside St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street. It will be the seventh annual “Black Santa” sit-out by Canon Tom Haskins, who retired as vicar of St Ann’s and St Stephen’s earlier this year.Charities to benefit will include the St Vincent de Paul, Barnardos, the Samaritans and others working for overseas development.www.belfastcathedral.org/black-santa/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Ireland: Coast Guard’s Fleet to Get Two New Vessels over Next Two Years

first_img View post tag: two The Coast Guard’s fleet is to get two new vessels over the next two years.Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that almost €4.4m in funding will also be allocated to the service for the coming year along with an annual grant of €150,000 to the RNLI.Mr Varadkar was speaking during a visit to thank volunteers at the Coast Guard Station in Howth, Co Dublin.“The Coast Guard performs an essential role all year round,” he said.Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds said 2011 had been one of the busiest for the service since its foundation.The Coast Guard responded to nearly 2,000 incidents during the year, resulting in 163 lives being saved and more than 3,300 people being helped.Its helicopters alone performed 551 missions during the year.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 03, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: Ireland View post tag: over View post tag: Guards View post tag: Navy View post tag: next View post tag: fleet View post tag: News by topic Ireland: Coast Guard’s Fleet to Get Two New Vessels over Next Two Years View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: years January 3, 2012 View post tag: vessels View post tag: New View post tag: coast View post tag: get Back to overview,Home naval-today Ireland: Coast Guard’s Fleet to Get Two New Vessels over Next Two Years Industry news Share this articlelast_img read more