Anniversary fundraising tea party held by Brook Food

first_imgSomerset-based Brook Food celebrated £21,125 worth of donations at its charity cream tea event.The tea party took place in the company’s test bakery this month to celebrate its 25th anniversary.The equipment supplier donated £25 for every order it received of £1,000 or more to a different local charity each month.Guests included representatives from the 12 charities, including: St Margaret’s Hospice; MIND; RNLI Minehead; Exmoor Pony Centre; Musgrove NICU; UKIST; Steam Coast Trail; The Fire Fighters Charity; AT West; The Royal British Legion (Watchet); Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance; and the Taunton Association for the Homeless.“Having all our charities here to celebrate the end of our anniversary donations was lovely. To confirm the overall total raised and hear the individual stories from each of the organisations about how the money has been spent, has been interesting,” said Ann Wells, commercial director at Brook Food.Local friends of the company also attended: Glenmore Bakery provided scones, while Roadwater Village Hall organised mugs, tables and chairs. Creamery Rodda’s supplied cream.“We have supported 12 local causes who offer a huge cross-section of support to different areas of the community. This has been a really great experience for us all. Our staff have recognised that their hard work, ensuring the orders we’ve taken are fulfilled, has been a huge contribution in us being able to make these donations,” Wells added.last_img read more

Those Last Two Overs Were Like hell: Delhi Capitals Skipper Shreyas Iyer

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer said the last two overs of their chase in the Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad were “like hell”.Chasing 163 in order to make it to the Qualifier 2 of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi towards the end needed 12 runs from 12 balls which further came down to two needed off the last two with three wickets also falling in between, here at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.Delhi were 151 for 5 but lost Sherfane Rutherford, Rishabh Pant and Amit Mishra in the next ten balls, before Keemo Paul scored a boundary against Khaleel Ahmed to win the match on the penultimate delivery of the game.It was for the first time for the Delhi-based franchise that they won their IPL playoff or knockout match.“I can’t express my emotions,” Shreyas Iyer said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “It was such a pressure situation. I was just sitting with my teammates and it felt as if I’ve been sitting with them for years. Those last two overs it was like hell, to be honest.”“I could see the happiness in everyone’s faces, and it was an amazing feeling to see them coming out and expressing themselves. Obviously, the joy we’re going to share after victory is going to be really good. And yes, hoping for another one against Chennai. We’re definitely not going to be intimidated by any team. Looking forward to the next game,” said the Delhi skipper.Earlier, it was opener Prithvi Shaw who set up the chase for Delhi by scoring a brisk 56 off 38, before Pant blasted 49 off 21 to take them to the brink of victory.Shreyas Iyer said he never tried to interfere with the instincts of both the batsmen and let them play their natural game.“I personally feel you can’t really control them (on Pant and Prithvi). When you stop a batsman like Pant or Prithvi, it hampers their mind and their flow. It was good that both of them came good tonight,” said Iyer. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Nine Dead in Dayton Mass Shooting

first_imgAnother mass shooting in the last 24 hours has claimed the lives of nine people and injured 16. Police say this triggerman used a long gun open fire on a crowd of people within 24 hours of a horrific shooting in El Paso Texas that claimed 20 lives an injured 26. Police say the shooting began at about 1AM this morning on East Fifth Street in the Oregon district of the city.The shooter, who has not been identified, fired multiple rounds using a long gun, was killed by police outside of Ned Peppers Bar. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and had extra magazines. President Donald Trump, tweeted “The FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio. Information is rapidly being accumulated in Dayton. Much has already be learned in El Paso. Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances. Updates will be given throughout the day!”Victims have been treated at four different hospitals and it is believed that number is rising Mayor Nan Whaley said that police responded to the shooting in less than a minute. The motive is unknown at this timecenter_img Fortunately, Dayton olice were in the area and quickly shot the gunman dead to prevent further bloodshed. The motive is unknown.last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University Students are Recognized at the Circle K District…

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityFive students at Saint Martin’s University recently received several awards and two scholarships totaling $3,000 during the Annual Pacific Northwest Circle K District Convention, which was hosted in DuPont and attended by approximately 12 clubs from the Pacific Northwest area.The 24-member Saint Martin’s University Circle K Club also was recognized with the Outstanding Single Service Award for 2014-2015 for assisting the residents of the RooLan Retirement Home.Circle K International (CKI) is the collegiate service organization associated with Kiwanis International.  CKI has more than 12,000 student members on more than 500 campuses worldwide.  It is a student-led organization with an elected International Board of Representatives.  CKI tenets are leadership, fellowship and service at the club, district and international levels.  The concept of present-day Circle K began at the collegiate level in 1936 at Washington State University.The following individuals, as well as Kiwanis Club of North Thurston/Lacey, were honored during an awards ceremony hosted February 21.Bailey Cammann (junior-senior) received the Volunteer Scholar Award in recognition of her number of service hours while maintaining a high GPA (3.81), the Most Service Hours by a Single Member Award, in recognition of her 400 hours of individual service for the year, and the Gene O’Brien Scholarship for $1,500.Jeremiah “JJ” Olson (senior) received the Charles Hindes Humanitarian Award in recognition of his compassion in contributing to the greater good of society and community with no need or desire for recognition. He also received the President’s Walter Zeller Award in recognition of his tireless efforts to bring awareness to others and raise funds for the Kiwanis International/UNICEF Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus Project in developing countries. He also received the Roy Frisch Scholarship for $1,500.Emy Suazo (sophomore) was awarded the International Service and Awareness Award in recognition of her efforts to increase awareness and understanding of international issues affecting underdeveloped countries and for service to the global community.  Emy is originally from Honduras and speaks six languages.Maddison (Lotz) Lee (senior) was given the Outstanding Club Member Award in recognition of her commitment to the Saint Martin’s Circle K group through involvement in club meetings, service projects, district and international events and service projects.Bianca Lupercio (junior) received the Outstanding Club Scrapbook Award for maintaining a written and visual history record of club service activities and events for each calendar year.  The events and service projects required to be included in the club history are district events, campus service projects, community service projects, fundraising projects, social events, interaction with high school K Clubs and sponsoring Kiwanis clubs, international events and service projects.Toni Christy was recognized with the Outstanding Staff/Faculty Advisor Award for her participation in and leadership of the Saint Martin’s club.  Christy is staff advisor and a member of the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club of North Thurston/Lacey. She is also an active Kiwanis Club member.The Kiwanis Club of North Thurston/Lacey received the Outstanding Sponsoring Club Award for its support of the Saint Martin’s University Circle K Club.This year’s Club President, Jeremiah “JJ” Olson, is graduating in May.  Bailey Cammann has been elected as the incoming Club President and will step into the role in May. Facebook58Tweet0Pin0last_img read more