Tagged with: Businesses corporate Marie Curie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Like printing money: charities to benefit from each colour copy National office supplies company Document XL is this month launching its innovative ‘Charity Wrap’ fundraising scheme, making CSR easier than ever for companies by donating money to their chosen charity each time they produce a colour document.Document XL MD Stephen Dobson came up with the idea after reading in a trade magazine that on average, each year, every person in the UK produces over 70,000 copies and prints, mostly in colour and printed on commercial copiers and printers, with most organisations paying anywhere between 4-12 pence to produce a colour document.Stephen thought if his company could capture even a small percentage of these colour pages and donate up to 15% of the copy charge to a company’s chosen charity, thousands of pounds could be raised for good causes in a highly tax efficient way.When Document XL, an authorised Xerox Business Partner, secures an order to supply a company with a business photocopier, printer or multi function machine, they ask the company which charity they’d like to support. Document XL then approaches the charity for their branding, key message and national fundraising telephone number to create the ‘charity wrap’ which can be used on a Xerox copier/printer of any size.The first printers created with the ‘charity wrap’ are for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a charity very close to Stephen’s heart as his mum was treated by Marie Curie nurses during her long battle with cancer. But the wraps can be created for any charity provided they’re able to provide relevant branding and images.Marie Curie Cancer Care Regional Corporate Development Manager Brian Curran said: “We are delighted that Document XL will be supporting us in this way and hope that this initiative raises thousands of pounds for our nurses and Hospices.”Monies are forwarded to a company’s chosen charity each quarter and participating businesses can be seen to be supporting their nominated charity for the lifecycle of the printer which can be included on their CSR Policy, features on their website and any other marketing materials.Most organisations keep a commercial copier or printer for anywhere between 3 to 5 years, therefore each charity is likely to receive funding on a regular basis for many years to come which helps with their planning and budgeting for ongoing projects.Stephen, MD of Document XL, which has offices in Leeds and Rochdale, said: “It’s such a simple idea that I cannot understand why no-one has ever thought of it before. We’re looking to talk to organisations which produce more than 500 colour documents a month, such as schools, universities, national and multi-national companies, really anyone with a conscience who is looking to actively make a difference.”For more information on the “Charity Wrap” fundraising scheme, please visit www.documentxl.com/fundraising and for any enquiries about how to get involved, contact [email protected] or phone 08456 448 600.– ends –Notes to Editor:Images of Stephen Dobson (L) and Brian Curran from Marie Curie (R) are attachedStephen Dobson is available for further commentFor more information please contact:Chocolate PRHelen MacGregor0113 236 [email protected] Howard Lake | 24 November 2011 | 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. 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
A skeleton of a young Bronze Age man has revealed a “good-looking chap” with better teeth than many modern-day Britons, an academic has said. The bones, found in a Northumberland field in September 2017, show remarkable “perfect smile” of a 17 to 21-year old man, who appears to have escaped the poor oral hygiene of his day. Sanita Nezirovic, a lecturer in forensic science at the University of Derby who studied the skeleton, said the “absolutely stunning” remains would have belonged to no ordinary man, joking: “This would have been a catch for the ladies.” “His teeth seem absolutely beautiful, especially for the age when you think about 3,500 years ago,” she told the BBC. “He has better teeth than most people nowadays, almost.”The discovery appears at odds with studies showing Bronze Age man generally had worn-down teeth in poor condition, attributed to the type of rough food they were eating and poor oral hygiene. The “perfect smile”Credit:BBC The skull, examined by a University of Derby lecturerCredit:BBC Ms Nezirovic, who has worked on the remains of hundreds of people, dating from the Bronze Age to modern times, said she had been struck by the very symmetrical aspects of the Bronze Age man’s face while studying his bones.Examining the development of a flake of bone on the clavicle allowed her to determine the body was aged between 17 and 21. Measuring the tibia suggested he was between 1.72m and 1.79m tall. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. There are no obvious signs of trauma to rule on how he died, though his burial – with a horsehair blanket and beaker – suggests he was a man of importance.