Singers scale National Trust peaks to commemorate ‘the Great Gift’ & WW1

first_imgSingers scale National Trust peaks to commemorate ‘the Great Gift’ & WW1 Melanie May | 24 July 2018 | News Tagged with: Events Major gift National Trust  183 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Main image: The Fellowship Choir led by Musical Director Dave Camlin commemorate the 14 lakeland summits given to the National Trust after the First World War. Credit: North News Pictures Advertisement  184 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 More than 60 singers have sung specially commissioned songs on top of nine of England’s highest peaks, commemorating the gifting of 14 Lake District summits to the National Trust following the First World War.The event took place over three weekends since May on nine Lakelands fells to commemorate the Great Gift, a legacy once described as “the world’s greatest war memorial”. The singers climbed a total of 25 miles and 3000 metres of ascent to perform specially commissioned songs, including England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Great Gable, Green Gable, Brandreth (no performance) and Grey Knotts were scaled in May, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Broad Crag in June, and Thorneythwaite Fell, Glaramara and Allen Crags in July.14 summits in the Lake District were gifted to the National Trust in the years after the First World War by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and private landowners as an act of remembrance.Scafell Pike was given by Lord Leconfield in 1919 as a memorial to the men of the Lake District who fell in the Great War, and Castle Crag by Dr W H Hamer and his family in memory of his relative, 2nd Lieutenant John Hamer, and the men of Borrowdale. 12 peaks were gifted to the National Trust by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club in 1923 (Lingmell, Broad Crag, Great End, Seathwaite Fell, Allen Crags, Glaramara, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Green Gable, Base Brown, Brandreth and Grey Knott).The temporary choir, made up of amateur singers from local choirs, is called The Fellowship of Hill, and Wind, and Sunshine: named after the speech made by poet and mountaineer Geoffrey Winthrop Young, which he delivered on top of Great Gable in 1924 as he dedicated the fells to the nation.Jessie Binns, the National Trust’s Visitor Experience Manager in the Lake District, recruited the choir to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War:“These mountains were given as memorials for everyone to enjoy, and the National Trust is extremely proud to have cared for them ever since. If everything around you is feeling uncertain and unstable, a connection with the natural world can feel grounding.“This is part of the reason it is so important for us to safeguard these and other open spaces, so that future generations can continue to reap the benefits in the years to come.”last_img read more

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Children put at risk of blindness

first_imgTwitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleGarda warning to women over city muggingsNext articleLimerick’s Rocky Mayhem returns Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Print HUNDREDS of Limerick children are being put at risk of developing long-term serious health problems, including heart conditions and blindness because two vital hospital posts have not been filled almost six months after interviews were held.Children with Type 1 diabetes are not getting access to insulin pump therapy locally because the HSE has not filled a shared specialist pediatrics diabetes nursing post and dietetic post at Limerick Regional and UCH Galway, despite availability of funding.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was announced last November that the posts were being advertised.Dr Anna Clarke, Health Promotion and Research Officer with Diabetes Ireland said that roughly 300 children need the services as part of the promised new approach to tackle diabetes.“Children in Limerick are being penalised. Without the proper education and support for them and their parents, they are ending up in the emergency department and are hospitalised far more often,” Dr Clarke told the Limerick Post.She pointed out that without these posts to help children and parents manage the condition, poor control of diabetes in childhood and later detection mean that there can be serious complications in adult life.“The most common complications are cardio-vascular but there can also be complications such as blindness and foot problems. A lot of the children who were being treated in Dublin have been sent back to Limerick on the basis that these posts would be filled. The hospital is overrun and staff are fantastic but they are stretched to the limit”.Dr Clarke referred to a HSE explanation that the recruitment process is in train. “I want to know exactly what the hold-up is in getting these posts filled. Have individuals been selected and do those individuals have contracts? It’s not lack of funding so what is the problem? As it is, these are one full-time and one part-time post which we will be sharing with Galway so, even when they are filled, we will need more”. Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet via Children put at risk of blindness (322) | Limerick Post Newswrite. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSDaibetes healthfeatured NewsChildren put at risk of blindnessBy Bernie English – May 30, 2013 641 First Irish death from Coronavirus Emaillast_img read more

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Council passes motion directing council management not to pass on council house tenant information…

first_img Donegal Council Councillors have passed a special section 140 motion directing council management not to pass on council house tenant information to Irish Water.However councillors were told that the motion may be void if council management are requested to hand over the information by law.Councillor Jack Murray says that even if the motion turns out to have no standing in law, it sends a strong message………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/jackraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook By News Highland – November 25, 2014 Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleMartin McGuinness says Gregory Campbell remarks appallingNext articleCllr McGarvey – It would take Donegal County Council 200 years to clear social housing list News Highland Google+ Council passes motion directing council management not to pass on council house tenant information to Irish Water. Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

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