Children in Need signs exclusive partnership with Gung Ho! events

first_img Tagged with: BBC Children in Need Events Melanie May | 10 March 2016 | News  142 total views,  5 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  143 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Advertisement BBC Children in Need has become Gung-Ho!’s exclusive national charity partner, in a deal that will see the charity at all 11 Gung-Ho! events taking place between April and September this year, alongside its local charity partners.Gung-Ho! Is a series of five kilometre races featuring 10 giant inflatable obstacles that participants have to run, crawl and climb over to complete the challenge. These include gigantic ball pits, super-sized slides and a 5,000 square foot inflatable moonwalk. BBC Children in Need is asking participants to sign up to fundraise as part of Team Pudsey.By pledging sponsorship to the charity, participants will be eligible for a discounted ticket for £30. In addition, all runners donating their sponsorship to BBC Children in Need will receive a free t-shirt and training support.The partnership is being launched on BBC Children in Need’s social media channels from 7th March and will feature on the charity’s website, as well as on Gung-Ho!’s homepage, to encourage runners to fundraise for the charity.The first event takes place in Manchester on 30th April, moving to Southampton, Leeds and Cardiff in May, and Brands Hatch, Edinburgh and Sandwell Valley in June. The course travels to Newcastle, Milton Keynes and Liverpool in July, before finishing in London on 10th September.Director of marketing at BBC Children in Need, Jonathan Rigby said:“With 5,000 participants at each event and nearly as many spectators, it’s a fantastic opportunity to promote the charity. By taking part in Gung-Ho! for BBC Children in Need, participants will be helping to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK. ”Gung-Ho! launched in 2015, and has hosted three races for some 15,000 runners to date, with same number of spectators. Children in Need signs exclusive partnership with Gung Ho! events 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Former Bayonne Police Chief, Jim Sisk, dies at 79

first_img× BAYONNE — Former Bayonne Police Chief and public safety director, Jim Sisk, died on Tuesday night, September 18, at the age of 79. He was sworn into the BPD in 1964 and served as chief for 14 years, from 1982 to 1996.“Throughout my formative years on the Bayonne Police Department, Chief Sisk earned my utmost respect and admiration, but more than that, I called him a friend,” said Bayonne Mayor James Davis. “Our city is a better place because of Chief Sisk, and our city is a lesser place without him.”Sisk, whose family has strong ties to law enforcement and firefighting, received many honors and commendations during his time on the force.“He was a giant among men,” Mayor Davis said.last_img

GFA mourns former Black Stars captain Quarshie

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association was today saddened to hear of the passing of former Black Stars captain Emmanuel Quarshie at the age of 59.A fine attacker, Quarshie represented Ghana at the highest level and captained the Black Stars to win their fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in 1982.He passed away at his home, Monday morning in Takoradi in the Western Region of the country.Quarshie, who also captained Hasaacas during his playing career was decorated the Ghanaian top-flight’s top scorer in 1980 before stints in Saudi Arabia and with Egypt’s Zamalek.After retiring, he then made the transition to coach and handled Hasaacas, Berekum Arsenals, B.A United, Bofoakwa, Ebusua Dwarfs, All Blacks and Wa All Stars.Quarshie was one of the games great servants and everyone at the GFA would like to offer their thoughts and prayers to his family at this time.last_img read more