UNICEF & Dulux Own A Colour site raises £75,000 in under two weeks


first_img Howard Lake | 13 October 2011 | News  86 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Dear Blackberry owners: BREAKING NEWS: OFFICIAL: #Blackberry bought tonight in incredible £3 deal. Full details at http://t.co/NijyscR5Wed Oct 12 19:45:50 via webNewsome twin 2NewsomeTwin2UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore explains Own A Colourwww.ownacolour.com Advertisement Own A Colour, the campaign by Dulux to ‘sell’ the 16.77 million colours on a computer screen to raise money for UNICEF raised £51,000 on its first day when it was launched on 29 September. Two weeks later the total has exceeded £75,000.For a minimum donation of £1, any colour can be bought via www.ownacolour.com, with every pound raised donated to UNICEF.The striking visual campaign builds on the success of initiatives like I CAN’s Adopt A Word campaign, and the pixel-based Milliondollarhomepage.com of Alex Tew and Tate Britain’s buy-a-pixel campaign to save Turner’s The Blue Rigi for the nation in 2007.Own A Colour was launched by senior marketers of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, the world’s biggest paint company and owners of the Dulux brand, at their Annual Global Marketing Conference in Rome. Social media promotion on the day resulted in the #ownacolour hashtag becoming the most popular phrase on Twitter in the UK.After the initial success in the UK, the Own A Colour team plan to drive further take-up around the world. So far, people from 50 countries have donated.The campaign will run for up to a year but of course organisers hope to sell the colours before then. There are 16,777,216 different colours that can be displayed on a 24 bit display computer screen, which covers most PCs and the more recent mobile phone displays.The colour ‘blackberry’ was bought recently by a fundraiser from another charity, who used it as a humorous comment on the current travails of Blackberry mobile phone users who had suffered days of downtime:center_img UNICEF & Dulux Own A Colour site raises £75,000 in under two weeks Tagged with: corporate Digital 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.last_img read more

Limerick libraries are now back open


first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Education concept. Student studying and brainstorming campus concept. Close up of students discussing their subject on books or textbooks. Selective focus.LIMERICK City and County Library service is delighted to welcome back members of the public to a number of libraries from today [Tuesday 30 June 2020] as part of Phase 3 of the Government’s Roadmap.Library members will be allowed to access the following library branches for limited times.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The five branches are:DooradoyleWatch House CrossKilmallockNewcastle WestAdareThis will allow members to browse library collections, select stock and check stock items out on self-service machines. Borrowed items can also be returned during the visit.The libraries listed above will operate from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday.Library staff will manage the numbers of people entering the branch at any one time.Members are requested toPlace any items for return into the sealed box at the library doorSanitise hands at the pump stationLimit their visit to 15 minutes – to allow for the maximum number of members to access the libraryUse self-service machines to check out items. Instructions are listed clearly on each machine.Follow directional signage in the library and practice social distancing.Presently there will be no public access to study facilities, internet, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, community rooms, exhibition spaces and public toilets during this phased re-opening.Further branch libraries will re-open at a later stage.The hugely popular and successful online services providing free access to eBooks, newspapers, magazines, local history, language learning, courses and online story time will continue to be provided. Advertisement Print Previous articleShane Dowling’s best ever Limerick performancesNext articleExhibition of Iconic Film Costumes Stays in Limerick Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twittercenter_img Email WhatsApp TAGSbooksKeeping Limerick PostedlibrarylimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook LifestyleLimerickNewsLimerick libraries are now back openBy Meghann Scully – July 5, 2020 345 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more