Manchester-based audio branding specialist PHMG has increased its target and is aiming to donate £100,000 to charity in 2017. The company donated, via the PHMG Foundation, £60,000 in 2016 after employees from around the world beat their target.Staff raised £30,000 through a series of events including:a global Santa Dasha tour of all 92 Football League grounds in 75 hoursand a Gladiator-style assault course.The company, which also has offices in London, Chicago and Toronto, and more than 22,000 clients in 39 countries worldwide, then matched that sum to make the £60,000 total. Howard Lake | 1 February 2017 | News 191 total views, 1 views today How are charities selected?The charities are chosen each November by staff. In addition, PHMG accepts requests from charities to raise money for them. This year staff have been challenged to raise £50,000. The company will once again match this. Donations this year will go to 18 charities in the UK and abroad, including the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Elmy’s Special Society, St Clare Hospice and Toronto Human Society.Over the last four years, PHMG has taken part in 150 events to raise more than £150,000 for almost 50 different charitable organisations. PHMG aims to raise £100,000 for charity in 2017 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. Chris Berisford Tagged with: corporate matched giving 192 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 (l-r) Kristian Hunt, Luke Walker and Alan Aspden at Manchester United ‘s Old Trafford stadium after completing their challenge Chris Berisford, Finance Director at PHMG and PHMG Foundation Trustee, said:“The level of employee generosity and enthusiasm during 2016’s fundraising campaign was incredible to watch. Each year, it becomes more and more difficult to come up with new and interesting ways to raise money but our staff always seem to exceed themselves.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised a “world best” display by goalkeeper David de Gea after his side’s hard-fought 3-1 win away to Arsenal on Saturday.Victory left United five points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City, who will go eight points clear again if they beat West Ham on Sunday, ahead of next week’s Manchester derby. For Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has had an often fractious relationship with Mourinho, there was pride in the way his side recovered from a horror start but ultimately a sense of frustration at their failure to take anything out of the game.“I think we didn’t start well at all at the back and we are guilty of that,” Wenger told the BBC.“Despite being 2-0 down we should have come back — we had enough chances. We produced excellent quality, but were not decisive enough,” the veteran French boss added.“It was a mystery yes (not scoring more goals), but David de Gea was man-of-the-match by a clear mile.“We played well but there is nothing more frustrating when you have that quality of performance and nothing to show for it at the end.“The attitude was impeccable until the end. But you cannot make the mistakes we made at the beginning.”Share on: WhatsApp But the win was far from routine even though early goals from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard put United 2-0 up at the Emirates Stadium as soon as the 11th minute.De Gea made several brilliant saves before Arsenal eventually pulled one back through Alexandre Lacazette four minutes after half time.But Lingard’s second goal in the 63rd minute eventually made the game safe for the visitors before United midfielder Paul Pogba was shown a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Hector Bellerin.It was De Gea, however, who Mourinho singled out for special praise, telling BT Sport: “I told him after the match, what I saw today was the best from a goalkeeper in the world.“You need the keeper to be there for you when the team needs,” the Portuguese boss added. “All the effort from the players was magnificent.”As for Pogba’s dismissal, which will rule him out of the Manchester derby, Mourinho said Arsenal had been fortunate not to go a man down as well following a challenge by Laurent Koscielny on Romelu Lukaku. “I don’t know,” he said. “I leave for you the Lukaku situation with Koscielny, I leave for you the Arsenal players on the grass. The grass is absolutely beautiful — I think there is a desire to go onto the grass.”There was no hiding former Chelsea manager Mourinho’s joy, however, at an impressive all-round United display.“I loved the way my team played and fought,” he said. “Arsenal played in some periods amazing attacking football — creating difficulties for us.“But I have to say that my players deserve all the great words. I don’t know so many in English but amazing, phenomenal, fantastic. They deserved three points.”
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