Nearly half the UK (48%) population have already donated to the Haiti disaster appeal, according to research carried out over the weekend for the Charities Aid Foundation.Of those who have not yet given, nearly two thirds (62%) say they might, or plan to in the future.The survey of over 1,000 adults was undertaken on behalf of the Charities Aid Foundation by GfK NOP. It found that more women (55%) said they had given than men (45%).John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation said: “The response from the UK public continues to be phenomenal. Over £46 million has already been given to the appeal. This shows what a generous nation we are.“I urge those who are considering donating to do so now because funds are still urgently needed and if you tick the Gift Aid box every pound donated is boosted by 28p.”Brendan Gormley, Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committees, described the response to the appeal as “extraordinary”.www.cafonline.org Nearly half of UK population have donated to Haiti disaster appeal, say CAF Howard Lake | 26 January 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Giving/Philanthropy 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Italy-based Prysmian Group has received a letter of award from National Grid Viking Link Limited and Energinet, for the development of Viking Link, the first submarine cable connection between the UK and Denmark.Worth close to EUR 700 million, the contract includes the turn-key design, manufacture, and installation of the world’s longest interconnector with the entire 1,250-kilometre cable for the submarine route and all of the approximately 135 kilometres of land cables on the UK side.“We are proud to have the opportunity to support two of our most important customers, National Grid and Energinet, in the development of such a strategic infrastructure, which will represent a milestone for the upgrade of the entire EU power transmission grid,” said Valerio Battista, CEO Prysmian Group.The High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) interconnector will operate at ± 525 kV DC and will allow up to 1,400MW of power to be transferred between the two countries passing through UK, Dutch, German and Danish waters, using single-core, mass-impregnated paper-insulated cables.The HVDC cable system will connect the converter station located at Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, UK, to the converter station located at Revsing in southern Jutland, Denmark, with the aim of increasing access to renewable and sustainable energy sources to more than 1.4 million households.“This project further confirms our undisputed market and technology leadership. Our commitment is to ensure all the resources needed to support our customers in the transition to a more sustainable and smarter energy scenario” said Hakan Ozmen, EVP Projects, Prysmian Group.All cables will be manufactured at Prysmian’s centre of excellence in Arco Felice, Italy. The offshore cable operations will be performed using Prysmian’s new, EUR 170-million installation vessel.NKT will manufacture and deliver the onshore cables to be installed in Denmark. Commissioning of the Viking Link project is scheduled for the end of 2023.