DebRA raises £60,000 online within 24 hours

first_img Howard Lake | 30 March 2004 | News DebRA, the national charity working on behalf of people with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) raised £60,000 online via Justgiving.com in the 24 hours after a TV documentary.More than £60,000 was donated to DebRA through Justgiving in just 24 hours following a Channel Four television documentary, The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off, on 25 March 2004. The charity collected £25,000 via the telephone in the same period of time.The online total has now risen to more than £93,000, including almost £20,000 in Gift Aid. The total donated via telephone has risen to £34,000 and £41,000 by post. Online donations represent 55% of the totals donated. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics 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.center_img DebRA raises £60,000 online within 24 hours  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DebRA’s marketing manager Philippa Stannard valued the online giving facility highly. She said: “In the first 24 hours after the documentary, when our phones were ringing off the hook, our Web site was able to accept thousands of concurrent donations.” The volume of donations received, many of them overnight, proves the attractiveness of online giving when staff are unavailable to handle calls. Soon after the programme ended, Justgiving was processing up to 2,400 simultaneous donations. Zarine Kharas, Justgiving’s Chief Executive Officer, said DebRA’s success shows that “any charity can now scale up its operations massively in a matter of hours, with no upfront investment or extra staff.”“The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off” documented the final weeks of Jonny Kennedy, who suffered from the genetic skin blistering condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). It showed him tirelessly fundraising on behalf of DebRA, the national charity working on behalf of people with the condition, until the last day of his life.The film also featured model Nell McAndrew pledging to run the Flora London Marathon to raise funds for DebRA in memory of Jonny. Her online fundraising page on Justgiving has subsequently accepted more than £17,000 in sponsorship with Gift Aid boosting the total to over £22,000.last_img read more

Southerland, Boeheim surprised Final Four run came this season

first_img Related Stories McNamara outlines how he scouts Michigan ahead of Final Four matchupSyracuse-Michigan promises showdown of in-form shooters Southerland, Stauskas Published on April 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 ATLANTA — James Southerland gave a sheepish smile. Now that he was here — in Atlanta, at the Final Four, as a senior — he could admit that he expected a free ride to this exact setting earlier in his career. Once for sure, and twice was not out of the question.“My freshman year I was like, ‘This is the easy ride to the Final Four just sitting on the bench and going all the way,’” Southerland said with a laugh. “But it didn’t turn out like that.”Southerland has been a part of four NCAA Tournament teams in his career at Syracuse, two of which were No. 1 seeds, one of which was bounced early and a fourth that actually made the Final Four. Southerland was surprised that this group — a team that earned a No. 4 seed — was the one to reach the national semifinals, just as Jim Boeheim was.Boeheim said Thursday that he felt the 2010 team featuring Wesley Johnson and last year’s team featuring Dion Waiters were ones he “expected” to reach the Final Four. But the loss of a key player in each season — first Arinze Onuaku suffered a knee injury and then Fab Melo was declared ineligible — rewrote those premonitions.“I would have expected it more if one of those teams had gone,” Boeheim said Thursday. “But this team’s a good team. They’re a good basketball team. They’re playing good basketball.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUnlike Southerland, C.J. Fair said he always expected this team to make the Final Four. He looked at the landscape of college basketball and saw the lack of a dominant team. There was no Kentucky, which rolled through the Tournament last year behind Anthony Davis and a slew of other first-round draft picks.“I knew coming into this year that we could make a Final Four appearance,” Fair said. “We had the pieces to our team, and college basketball was kind of even this year as far as talent-wise.”This team had the pieces, evidenced by its run through the East Regional, but it took longer to jell. There was no No. 1 seed, no spot atop the regular season rankings at any point in time.For that reason, Southerland said, this year feels different. Syracuse is without a target on its back, and instead it’s going after the teams that do.Three years after he thought he had a golden ticket, Southerland made it to the Final Four. And it was well worth the wait.“It’s great to be here,” Southerland said. “It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me, but also we know that we have a job to do. We want to go out and win a championship. And we’re not settling for anything less.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more