Owen Belman, head of consumer banking at Standard Chartered UAE in Dubai, has raised over $6,000 in the first two days after publishing his sponsorship web page promoting his charity marathon run next month.
Following the EU budget negotiations last week a further ‚€200 million has been secured for Peace III (or the Special Programme to Support Peace and Reconciliation in NI and the Border Counties). It was thought that the second round of EU funding (Peace II) would be the last for this programme.
Last year the goat was the ethical Christmas present of choice at Oxfamunwrapped.com and some of the other 'alternative' charity gifts catalogues. This year the most popular gift at Oxfamunwrapped is a pack of vouchers for 100 school dinners.