Asda Foundation increases fund to help flooding crisis

first_img The Asda Foundation has  announced that its local disaster fund is rising to £500,000 to help communities affected by the December 2015 floods over the next 12 months.The money is being used to provide community groups and charities with food, water, clothing, cleaning materials and products and support during the flood clean up. It also includes a colleague hardship fund to support Asda colleagues whose homes are affected by local disasters.Following the floods, the foundation has been working in York and Halifax to deliver cleaning packs to charities and community groups to distribute to affected properties in the area.The foundation has also been providing food, cleaning materials and clothing to residents in other affected areas, while ASDA employees have been helping in the clean up and providing collection points at stores for anyone who wishes to donate items to their community.Chair of the Asda Foundation Alex Simpson said:“This is an extremely challenging time for families and communities, and could not come at a worse time of year for them. Store colleagues have been absolutely fantastic in supporting their neighbours – from joining the clean-ups in their areas to providing emergency supplies to community groups and charities to distribute where they’re needed the most. The decision to increase our local disaster fund to £500,000 was an easy one for the trustees to make.” Tagged with: Asda disaster Funding  74 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Advertisementcenter_img Asda Foundation increases fund to help flooding crisis 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. Melanie May | 5 January 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Challenging Suspension of Legal Interviews With Prisoners Lodged In Delhi Prisons [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Challenging Suspension of Legal Interviews With Prisoners Lodged In Delhi Prisons [Read Order] Karan Tripathi15 Jun 2020 9:11 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the validity of theDelhi Government’s order dated 25/03/20 wherein the legal interviews with the prisoners lodged in Delhi prisons have been suspended in light of COVID19. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the Delhi Government who is also directed to file a status…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the validity of theDelhi Government’s order dated 25/03/20 wherein the legal interviews with the prisoners lodged in Delhi prisons have been suspended in light of COVID19. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the Delhi Government who is also directed to file a status report before the next date of hearing. Filed by Mr Ajit P Singh, the plea challenges the decision of the Delhi Government to suspend legal interviews conducted by lawyers with the prisoners. As per the said order, the prisoners are not allowed to engage lawyers of their choice for legal interviews. The order only allows Jail Visiting lawyers, who are empanelled with Delhi State Legal Services Authority, to draft the bail applications of the concerned prisoners. As per the Petitioner, the said suspension of legal interviews violates Articles 20, 21 and 22 of the Constitution. The said order, as per the Petitioner, has deprived the prisoners in Delhi prisons of their right to fair opportunity to approach appropriate courts for legal remedy. The Petitioner has argued that the Right to engage a lawyer of one’s choice is a fundamental right of a prisoner which cannot be taken away even during the lockdown. ‘Respondent has compelled the Delhi Jail inmates to take legal consultation only through Jain visiting Advocates of Delhi Legal Services Authority. Hence, the Respondent has violated the fundamental rights of the Delhi Jail inmates under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the constitution of India’, the petition states. The court will next take up the matter on June 29. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Advocate Luv Kumar AgarwalClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

D.O. Sportscast: Beat writers preview Syracuse’s trip to No. 1 Duke

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text After dropping its first conference game of the season on Saturday, Syracuse (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) will face No. 1 Duke (14-1, 3-0) at Cameron Indoor Stadium Monday at 7 p.m. The Blue Devils are coming off a slim victory at No. 13 Florida State following a Cam Reddish go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left.On this D.O. Sportscast, the beat writers break down the matchup and what they expect from Monday’s game. Published on January 13, 2019 at 2:23 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more