Tesco donates £40,000 to support Red Cross in south east Asia

first_img Tagged with: corporate Tesco donates £40,000 to support Red Cross in south east Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 November 2010 | News 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. Tesco has donated £40,000 to support Red Cross Red Crescent emergency response operations across south east Asia. A committed supporter of the British Red Cross, the supermarket has donated half of this sum to the charity’s Disaster Fund, as part of its commitment to a long-term emergency response partnership.It has donated a further £10,000 to both the Thai Red Cross and Malay Red Crescent to support emergency response activity in their respective countries.Millions of people have been affected by severe flooding in Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam, and thousands more have been affected by an earthquake, tsunami and volcanic eruptions in Indonesia.Josh Hardie, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Tesco, said: “Our partnership with the British Red Cross helps us to respond quickly and effectively in times of need. We hope that this donation will support the relief efforts in the region and build on the large amount of emergency support work already being undertaken by our businesses in Thailand and Malaysia”.So far in 2010 the Tesco and British Red Cross emergency partnership has generated £630,000 to respond to major disasters in Haiti and Pakistan, as well as the recent support for south east Asian countries. Tesco support includes corporate donations, Clubcard appeals, customer collections, employee fundraising and donations of items from stores.www.redcross.org.uk  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Unicef helps #KidsTakeOver on World Children’s Day with Messenger chat bot

first_img  284 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 Unicef helps #KidsTakeOver on World Children’s Day with Messenger chat bot Those that give their permission are then asked to update their profile picture with a World Children’s Day frame, or watch a video to learn more about the day and why children are taking over. The video shown is a version of Pink’s What about us song, which Pink has let the charity rerecord and create its own video for. Melanie May | 20 November 2017 | News  283 total views,  1 views today The chat bot then messages to say that they will be back soon with more about the takeover, and directs people to the menu for fun stuff to do. This includes a chat option with the choice of a quiz or a dare, and a donate option. Tagged with: Facebook Technology Unicefcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 To celebrate today’s World Children’s Day, Unicef has launched #KidsTakeOver, a campaign that includes a Facebook Messenger chat bot to engage people and encourage them to participate in activities as well as donate.For the #KidsTakeOver campaign, Unicef has invited children from around the world to take over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for their less fortunate peers. The chat bot has been developed by Open for Unicef based on the idea that kids around the world are taking over to fight for their own rights and to deliver their own message. It is currently live in 11 different countries and five different languages, and delivers news, quizzes and donation requests to adults around the world.The Unicef chat bot explains that the kids of the world have taken over Unicef’s Facebook account to spread the word about World Children’s Day and asks people if they would like to join in, have some fun and help make the world a better place for kids. Once an individual has said yes, the bot ‘kidifies’ them and asks permission to send updates about the takeover as well as fun stuff likes quizzes and jokes. Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0lw9B18T-E[/youtube] 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