Saffron Building Society reports that it “has been overwhelmed with applications from charities seeking cash to support their activities”. But it is promising a new scheme shortly to give away 12 £500 grants.Earlier this year the Society invited charities in Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk to apply for a chance to receive a £10,000 donation to help them in their work in the area. So far it has received nearly 80 applications, more than ever before. According to Society chief executive Andy Golding “they are of a very high standard.”The closing date has now passed and the winner will be announced in the next few weeks. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Meanwhile the Society has said that it will launch a new scheme in September where each of its 12 branches will have £500 to give away to good causes in their locality. Saffron Building Society ‘overwhelmed’ with charities’ applications Howard Lake | 19 August 2007 | News
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam bowled out paltry 89 runs in their first innings against Saurashtra in the Cooch Behar Trophy match at Bokakhat today. In reply to Saurashtra’s 1st innings total 176 Assam struggled from the very beginning and finally bowled out 89 runs in 29.4 overs. Nibir Das (23) was the top scorer. Among the bowlers of Saurasthra Dev Dand picked up 5-31. Earlier Saurashtra bowled out 176 in their first innings. HS kotak (49) was the top scorer for the visitors while Rituraj Biswas collected three wickets giving away 32 runs.Also Read: Assam’s Ashmita Chaliha clinches gold at 13th South Asian Games Women’s Badminton FinalAlso Watch: Watch | AASU along with 30 indigenous organisations staging protest against CAB in Naharkatia
President of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Trinidad, Liaquat Ali, was stabbed by a man at his business place in Couva on Thursday.Ali, owner of Old Mac Agro Supplies Limited and Trinidad Parboil Limited, was taken to the Couva District Hospital and transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital.He was treated and discharged.Ali was at his business place located at Mc Bean Village, Couva, when he was approached by a man.The discussion became heated and the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Ali.Ramchand Rajbal Maraj, vice president of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber, said he was saddened by the incident.