<![CDATA[Pressat Main Newswire]]> https://pressat.co.uk/ https://pressat.co.uk/media/site/logo.png https://pressat.co.uk/category/leisure-hobbies/ en-gb Copyright: (C) Pressat Pressat <![CDATA[ Work To Begin on Keystone Property Group’s Birmingham PRS Project ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-98b32ed6bd8628ccc4e064e65dc80562 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-98b32ed6bd8628ccc4e064e65dc80562 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Work is set to get underway on one of Keystone Property Group’s largest developer-lending private rented sector (PRS) projects.


The build-to-rent (BTR) scheme, known as Holloway Head, is the group’s third Birmingham PRS project.


Over 17-storeys, Holloway Head comprises 22 studios, 261 one-bedroom and 204 two-bedroom apartments. Along with 3960 sq ft ground-floor retail space, car parking and landscaped residents’ courtyards.


In September 2019, Holloway Head was sold to Invesco in a forward funding agreement. Invesco is one of the world’s leading investment managers, controlling over £800 billion worth of assets


The homes are expected to be managed by US BTR giant Greystar. With construction of the first phase of the development predicted to begin later in 2019.


Keystone Property Group’s other Birmingham projects include Westminster Works, on which work began earlier in the year. Exited in 2018, investors were awarded an average 21% return.


Holloway Head will see the regeneration of a 1.3-acre brownfield site, which had remained vacant for 25 years. Planning permission was granted in May 2018.


Keystone Property Group CEO Desmond Conway said: “Birmingham is undergoing significant regeneration, enticing thousands to relocate to the city every year.”


“With demand rising, there’s a real need for high-quality living spaces in the city centre. That one of the world’s biggest institutional investors has purchased the development, is a testament to the calibre of our developer lending projects.”


About Keystone Property Group


Specialising in traditional and alternative property investment opportunities, Keystone Property Group bridge the gap between developers and investors. The Group source and create exclusive high-return prospects that meet the demands of the modern investment market. Working with both world-leading developers and an extensive network of national and international property investors, both parties are rewarded with services they require, including development, development acquisition, and developer level returns. Raising £60 million over a three-year period, and delivering clients average returns of 19.4%, Keystone Property Group is one of the fastest-growing real estate investment firms in the UK.



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17 Sep 2019 15:00:05 GMT
<![CDATA[ Work To Begin on Keystone Property Group’s Birmingham PRS Project ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-053714e1e2e41ed495554f19ff5ad7e9 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-053714e1e2e41ed495554f19ff5ad7e9 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Work is set to get underway on one of Keystone Property Group’s largest developer-lending private rented sector (PRS) projects.


The build-to-rent (BTR) scheme, known as Holloway Head, is the group’s third Birmingham PRS project.


Over 17-storeys, Holloway Head comprises 22 studios, 261 one-bedroom and 204 two-bedroom apartments. Along with 3960 sq ft ground-floor retail space, car parking and landscaped residents’ courtyards.


In September 2019, Holloway Head was sold to Invesco in a forward funding agreement. Invesco is one of the world’s leading investment managers, controlling over £800 billion worth of assets


The homes are expected to be managed by US BTR giant Greystar. With construction of the first phase of the development predicted to begin later in 2019.


Keystone Property Group’s other Birmingham projects include Westminster Works, on which work began earlier in the year. Exited in 2018, investors were awarded an average 21% return.


Holloway Head will see the regeneration of a 1.3-acre brownfield site, which had remained vacant for 25 years. Planning permission was granted in May 2018.


Keystone Property Group CEO Desmond Conway said: “Birmingham is undergoing significant regeneration, enticing thousands to relocate to the city every year.”


“With demand rising, there’s a real need for high-quality living spaces in the city centre. That one of the world’s biggest institutional investors has purchased the development, is a testament to the calibre of our developer lending projects.”


About Keystone Property Group


Specialising in traditional and alternative property investment opportunities, Keystone Property Group bridge the gap between developers and investors. The Group source and create exclusive high-return prospects that meet the demands of the modern investment market. Working with both world-leading developers and an extensive network of national and international property investors, both parties are rewarded with services they require, including development, development acquisition, and developer level returns. Raising £60 million over a three-year period, and delivering clients average returns of 19.4%, Keystone Property Group is one of the fastest-growing real estate investment firms in the UK.



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17 Sep 2019 10:10:07 GMT
<![CDATA[ ZALO bring button-free pleasure with the new Amour Vibrator ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/zalo-bring-button-free-pleasure-with-the-new-amour-vibrator-96de19427730bee859698512f62d6433 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/zalo-bring-button-free-pleasure-with-the-new-amour-vibrator-96de19427730bee859698512f62d6433 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Imagine you have finished a long day at work, you need some relaxation and are lying on the bed. You take out your favorite toy, however, the controller is missing, and you spend 40 mins trying to find it. When you eventually do, the mood has gone.


It’s a familiar story, but thanks to ZALO that can be a thing of the past. Award-winning intimate product brand ZALO has constantly shaken up the intimate product industry, bringing out innovative new products for women, and with the launch of Amour, a vibrating egg where storage box doubles as the remote control, so no more lost remote. When you’re in the mood, Amour is ready to go, every time.


That alone makes this new vibrator something different and reflects the innovative thinking ZALO are famous for, but with the Amour, they have taken this idea of trouble-free playtime to a completely new level. For those who don’t like button pressing, Amour features motion sensors inside the controller box to recognize movement and translate that into stronger or weaker vibrations. This means complete control without buttons or switches and no wires either. Just turn the storage box and change the vibration level through its wireless connection. With 5 levels of vibration, you can always find just the right movement you need.


That means easier control, improved performance and more of what you want from a toy. ZALO didn’t cut corners anywhere else either, it sticks to their exceptional standards for materials and construction, along with its unique shape designed to reach all the right spots. Winged like Cupid, it is an orb of love that is carefully crafted for pleasure.


This is not the first time that ZALO has brought innovation to shake up the industry, they were the first company to introduce a calorie counter to their products, a fun addition that caused a stir and brought plenty of smiles. The brand has been one of the leading producers of intimate products with a reputation for quality and easy to use, effective toys that appeal to women around the world.


ZALO produce a wide range of award-winning toys, with a variety of shapes and textures to cover everything women want, all sharing the highest quality material and construction possible for peace of mind and great performance. Highlights of the range include the easy to use app that integrates with many of the products, allowing several features never seen before. It can act as a complete remote for those that prefer a phone-based controller when it’s time for some fun.


However, it is the Queen Set that has garnered the most industry recognition, winning three awards. A Bluetooth enables G-Spot device, it can be used in tandem with the app and features a beautiful Swarovski Crystal inset into the body. The Queen uses revolutionary Pulse-Wave technology that can deliver as many as 75 vibrations a second for the ultimate experience.


With studies showing that as many as 75% of women today never reaching orgasm from intercourse alone, ZALO understands you need some help. Featuring 8 vibration modes with up to 75 vibrations per second from that amazing pulse-wave technology, it hits the right spot every time. For a natural feel, it also includes temperature control so a user can dial in the exact experience they want. The ultimate in customizable G-Spot toys, the Queen set includes accessories to expand functionality and increase pleasure.


Across the range, quality materials, beautiful design and great performance are the focus, and with Amour ZALO have brought something new that is sure to delight. You can find more information on Amour and the full range of ZALO products at Zalousa.com or Zalocare.com.



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17 Sep 2019 07:20:51 GMT
<![CDATA[ International Tech Start-up 'golfscape' Boosts Golf Tourism in Ireland ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/international-tech-start-up-golfscape-boosts-golf-tourism-in-ireland-d4ad3f0e1e34c7a859469cfcfebb29a8 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/international-tech-start-up-golfscape-boosts-golf-tourism-in-ireland-d4ad3f0e1e34c7a859469cfcfebb29a8 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

The leader in worldwide golf reservations and technology plays a key role in the growth of the €270 million Irish golf tourism market


London, United Kingdom — 17 September 2019 — Following the success of its European expansion earlier this year, golfscape announced today its launch in Ireland. The fast-growing golf tech business has integrated with multiple courses on the Emerald Isle to expose the region’s world-class facilities to an international user base. The first and only worldwide tee time booking platform is making golf easier to book for both local and international players by moving courses online to increase accessibility while supporting the area’s rapid growth in golf tourism.


Earlier this year, the Irish Times highlighted the importance of golf tourism in a feature revealing that more than 200,000 overseas visitors play golf in Ireland every year. Golf plays a significant role in Irish tourism, resulting in considerable increases in the hospitality sector. International golfers are estimated to contribute almost €270 million to the Irish economy, with up to 50% of them coming from the United States.


“We are driving our international user base to Ireland and accelerating the growth of overseas visitors to the area. We are supported by a global team of talent that continues expanding to benefit our partner courses,” said golfscape CEO Raghad Mukhaimer. “Our unique expertise will play a key role in promoting the region abroad to achieve Ireland’s goal of growing international tourism. Players all over the world can book golf online as easily as they book hotels and flights on Expedia.”


Established in 2013, VC-funded golfscape has seen huge success in implementing its cutting-edge technology solutions in Africa, Near East, and Asia-Pacific. With over 400,000 users from more than 200 countries, golfscape is positioned to add value to its partner golf courses and provide golfers in Ireland and around the world with a more seamless, secure, and easy way of booking golf.


golfscape has received tremendous support from the region’s golf courses including one of Ireland’s leading golf properties – Fota Island Resort – partnering in the launch of the Irish market. Earlier this month, golfscape invited US golf sensation Katie Kearney to review the top golfing destination. In collaboration with world-class Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, the journalist and influencer of over 300,000 followers helped introduce the campaign to promote golf in Ireland.


About golfscape:


golfscape was founded in 2013 with a vision to revolutionize the golf industry with technology for the modern golfer. Today, golfscape is the industry leader providing its reservations and operations services in over 30 golf destinations across Europe, Africa, Near East, and Asia-Pacific. golfscape's OS platform delivers course operators next-generation tee sheets, member and visitor mobile apps, as well as revenue-generating technologies and services. The golfscape team is dedicated to developing intelligent systems that empower the golf industry with tomorrow’s technology.


Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or learn more at golfscape.com


 


Press Contacts:


Jenna Heidstrom, Marketing Director
jenna[at]golfscape.com, +44 20 7183 6863



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17 Sep 2019 07:05:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ TRUSTEES ARE WALKING OVER CANCER THIS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/trustees-are-walking-over-cancer-this-childhood-cancer-awareness-month-5925aa8eb6123e4e6bdfd1c5fc68d611 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/trustees-are-walking-over-cancer-this-childhood-cancer-awareness-month-5925aa8eb6123e4e6bdfd1c5fc68d611 Thursday 5 September, 2019

Thursday 5 September 2019: For immediate release


TRUSTEES ARE WALKING OVER CANCER THIS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH


Neuroblastoma UK’s Chair of Trustees, Tony Heddon (from Four Marks, Hampshire) and the Charity’s Secretary, Shirley Clark (from Kew, London) are taking part in the Thames Bridges Trek on Saturday 7th September to raise vital funds for neuroblastoma research. Shirley, along with Tony and his family, are walking in memory of Shirley’s daughter Joanna, who sadly passed away in 1995, aged 8, after being diagnosed with neuroblastoma.


Shirley, Tony and his family (wife Karen, 57 and daughters Emily, 25 and Sophie, 18) will join 2,000 walkers to trek 25km over 16 Thames Bridges. They’ll be “#GoingGold for Joanna” as they trek over the 16 bridges, includes the Golden Jubilee Bridge, to celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.


Shirley previously took part in the Thames Bridge Trek in 2016, for the 21st anniversary of Joanna’s death, raising over £2,000. Shirley will also be running in the Kew Gardens 10k as part of Richmond Runfest on Saturday 14 September. This will be Shirley’s first 10k in 37 years!


Shirley, aged 62, who joined the Board of Trustees at Neuroblastoma UK in 2006 says, “September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and it's also the month we lost Joanna, so what better incentive to take on this challenge in her memory.


“As a Trustee of Neuroblastoma UK, I was heartened that this year - due to the generosity of our supporters - we were able to allocate £1.177million into research projects looking for new and more effective treatments for this aggressive childhood cancer. For the next biennial grant round our aim is to double that amount. Only by funding leading research will progress be made in combating this disease and give hope to the families of children with neuroblastoma.”


To support Shirley, Tony and the team, please visit their fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/forjj


ENDS


Photographs and further interviews available on request.NOTES TO EDITORS




Event details:


https://www.thamespathchallenge.com/thames-bridges-trekStart location / time: Bishops Park, Fulham, South West London. The team will start their trek at 11.10am Finish location / time: Southwark Park, East-Central London. The team hope to finish in around four hours (at approximately 3/330pm)


About neuroblastoma:


On average, every week in the UK, two families are told that their child has neuroblastoma, a rare and life-threatening cancer. Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nerve cells. It usually affects children under the age of five, and can occur before a child is born. It is the most common solid tumour in childhood after brain tumours.


About Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Neuroblastoma UK will be encouraging people to join them in #GoingGold by wearing a Gold Ribbon, an awareness symbol to show support for children with cancer and their families.To find out how to support Neuroblastoma UK this September, visit www.neuroblastoma.org.uk/childhood-cancer-awareness-month


About Neuroblastoma UK:


Neuroblastoma UK is a national charity dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. We do this by funding leading research projects to deliver new, effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma. We rely entirely on voluntary donations and receive no government funding.Neuroblastoma UK is supporting nine new research studies this year, with a total funding of £1.177 million.Every two years, we run a research competition to ensure that public donations fund the best neuroblastoma research which have potential value to neuroblastoma patients. By funding leading research projects, Neuroblastoma UK can help scientists to deliver new, effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma.As part of our commitment to drive forward research into this terrible disease, we want to double our annual income over the next two years.Registered charity number 326385To find out more, visit www.neuroblastoma.org.uk



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05 Sep 2019 11:17:12 GMT
<![CDATA[ As freshers' week approaches, charity warns that over 264,000 students could be at risk of problem gambling ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/as-freshers-week-approaches-charity-warns-that-over-264000-students-could-be-at-risk-of-problem-gambling-c616e73891f15e8c2ad67516c2d39844 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/as-freshers-week-approaches-charity-warns-that-over-264000-students-could-be-at-risk-of-problem-gambling-c616e73891f15e8c2ad67516c2d39844 Thursday 5 September, 2019

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has published the results of a survey that looks specifically at higher education students, their attitudes to gaming and gambling and considers the related behaviours and potential challenges.


Whilst a large number of those asked said that they enjoyed the social side of both gaming and gambling, the survey results indicate that it can also have a negative impact on the academic performance of students and the quality of their friendships and social activities. In addition, for the students who gamble, nearly half said that they are constantly concerned about their financial situation.


Summary of results


Gaming is a popular way to reduce stress. Students are finding the university experience stressful. With 79% of students playing digital games, easing the pressures may be a positive benefit but 48% of those who game every day said it has got in the way of friendships and studies.The more frequently students game, the greater the impact. The research revealed that for those who game every day, one fifth have a negative sense of belonging at university, and over one-third say it has got in the way of their social life. 264,000 students in the UK are at some risk from gambling with around 88,000 already defined as problem gamblers.59% of students who gamble say they are always worrying about their financial situation while 16% have gambled more than they could afford.Students gamble to escape the stresses of university. For students who are moderate risk or problem gamblers the findings show they are more likely to gamble to ‘cheer them up when they are depressed’, even though 9 in 10 feel guilty about the way they have gambled. One third of these students say their gambling habits have a negative effect on their wellbeing, over half have considered dropping out of university and one in seven have a negative perception of their overall university experience.

The full report is available to download at www.ygam-research.org


Helping to Improve student life


As a charity committed to practical action, YGAM will be expanding their work with universities, students’ unions and others working with students in higher education on the key recommendations from this research.


Increase understanding of the wellbeing and support services available and how to access them, reaching students whom gaming or gambling is negatively affecting them.Raise awareness of gambling and gaming as addictions, providing students with a safe space to explore the risks and seek support.Provide accessible budgeting and financial advice particularly for students starting university.Extend easy access to social events and communities to help students build positive social relationshipsProvide additional academic support to reduce the anxiety about academic performance, workload pressures, uncertainty about the future

Former gambling addict, Joe Woof explains: “For me, going to university fuelled my addiction, it gave me independence and access to more money than I’d ever had before. I could go wherever I wanted and spend money on whatever I wanted, without anyone really knowing. My mind was on gambling 24/7 which meant I missed numerous lectures and essay deadlines, I was living two lives, it was exhausting, stressful and really effected my mental health. Sadly, my problems continued for years after, which led to the breakdown of my marriage and at my lowest, I even attempted to take my own life.


There is still a long road ahead but I’m off the bet and I can see a better future. Raising awareness of the potential dangers is so important, especially whilst at university. I didn’t even know that you could be addicted to gambling. I was careful to avoid the other dangers I was exposed to at that point in life (e.g. alcohol) but I was very naïve when it came to the harms of gambling, as I just didn’t have the awareness – awareness campaigns, like YGAM’s may have helped me or one of my friends spot the warning signs and do something about it.”


Of the findings, Lee Willows, YGAM CEO says: “There has been growing concern around the impact of gaming and gambling for young people and the purpose of this survey was to better understand a less well researched community, students in higher education. Students at university are often away from home, managing their finances and their lives independently for the first time. The research shows that we need to continue to expand our university partnerships and work together to raise awareness around financial advice, well-being, support services as well as the potential risks of gambling and gaming.”


Dr. Sarah Hodge, Lecturer in Cyberpsychology and Psychology, Bournemouth University, welcomes the research: “This insight report provides valuable statistics on the prevalence and behavioural habits for university students. Representing university students is particularly important as university life provides potential vulnerabilities, such as the changes in financial circumstances and time management.


Gaming continues to be a popular past time among university students, with developments in technology creating more potential overlaps between gaming and gambling. Some of these developments include the gamification of gambling and increased accessibility of both gaming and gambling. This combination of gaming and gambling behaviour also provides a good foundation for the following: further research in the area, teaching students about gaming and gambling behaviour, comparing and contrasting gaming and gambling behaviour, and developing further support for university students.”


Helen Rhodes, Programme Director
at the Gambling Commission said: “We welcome this research by YGAM which provides further information, detail and understanding on the relationship between young people and gambling.


There are a variety of actions and educational initiatives which are connected with the research and it is important these are undertaken in a planned, joined-up way. The National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, launched earlier this year, will be the most effective way to ensure this vital coordination and partnership work takes place and drives faster progress to reducing gambling harms. We look forward to working with colleagues at YGAM in the months ahead.”


The survey of over 2,000 current students in higher education was developed by Red Brick Research, specialists in higher education and student research and carried out independently of the gaming and gambling sectors.



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05 Sep 2019 10:35:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ AWARD-WINNING BREWERY TO SUPPORT LOCAL HOSPICE WITH THEIR CHARITY ALE ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/award-winning-brewery-to-support-local-hospice-with-their-charity-ale-d2faa5026d8de5259905a8f6cc5c7303 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/award-winning-brewery-to-support-local-hospice-with-their-charity-ale-d2faa5026d8de5259905a8f6cc5c7303 Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Every year, award-winning Harrogate brewery, Rooster’s Brewing Co, based at Hornbeam Park, brews a charity pale ale White Rose, which was launched on Yorkshire Day, August 1. This year, Rooster’s named Harrogate-based hospice care charity, Saint Michael’s Hospice as beneficiary of this beer.


Saint Michael’s Hospice will receive 10p from every pint of White Rose sold, which will go towards caring for people who are living with terminal illnesses and bereavement.


Ian Fozard, Director of Rooster’s Brewing Co, said, “We have always been keen supporters of Saint Michael’s and are delighted that this year they will benefit from the sale of our annual charity beer. They provide a unique and much needed service across the Harrogate district.”


Chief executive of Saint Michael’s, Tony Collins, said: “We’re delighted that Rooster’s Brewing Co, has chosen Saint Michael’s this year. Their support will help us ensure that the increasing number of local people living with a terminal illness or bereavement receive the right care and support. As an independent charity, we rely heavily on the support of our community to rise the almost £6Million needed to provide our vital care.”



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03 Sep 2019 22:36:55 GMT
<![CDATA[ Art with Heart: Finalists announced in New SFS Introducing Art Conservation Initiative ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/art-with-heart-finalists-announced-in-new-sfs-introducing-art-conservation-initiative-f1fda39ba73e2dae749c4a5ccb1ae4d8 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/art-with-heart-finalists-announced-in-new-sfs-introducing-art-conservation-initiative-f1fda39ba73e2dae749c4a5ccb1ae4d8 Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Norfolk based wildlife conservation charity Explorers against Extinction has announced the 100 finalists in its innovative SFS Introducing
free-to-enter art competition. Finalists come from over all over the United Kingdom with dozens of endangered species celebrated.


SFS Introducing is a new initiative for 2019, which aims to showcase up and coming artistic talent while also raising awareness about endangered species and funds for nominated projects.


The SFS Introducing artworks will be exhibited in the UK this autumn alongside the charity’s core invitational Sketch for Survival collection, which has successfully toured for the last three years, attracting over 10,000 visitors last autumn.


Anyone over the age of 16 years old can submit an original work featuring an endangered species to SFS Introducing.


This year, over 450 entries were received from five continents. Trustees were joined by an international panel of award-winning artists led by Gary Hodges, the UK’s best-selling wildlife pencil artist, and were tasked with narrowing the selection down to just 100 finalists.


Finalists have their artwork exhibited alongside the core Sketch for Survival collection, comprising work by established professional artists and celebrity supporters and patrons, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The exhibition tour starts in October and venues include Bristol, Harrogate, Norwich and London.


Finalists also have the chance to win three awards, including SFS Introducing Artist of the Year which will be presented at the charity’s ‘On the Edge’ event at London’s Royal Geographical Society in London on 14 November 2019.


Trustee, Sara White explains the thinking behind the initiative: “Our annual Sketch for Survival exhibition and auction has gone from strength to strength and has proved to be a hugely effective vehicle in raising awareness about endangered species. It all started with an exhibition of 26-minute sketches, because an elephant is poached for its ivory every 26 minutes. This new initiative gives aspiring or fledgling artists a chance for their work to be seen on a wider stage, while also contributing to wildlife conservation.”


Lauren Asquith, 22, from Wakefield in Yorkshire graduated in illustration from the University of Leeds this summer and hopes to set up a freelance illustration business. Her digital depiction of an orangutan is one of the artworks selected by the panel. Asquith said: “I wanted to choose a species with character for my artwork and the orangutan has a good face for drawing. The campaign by Explorers Against Extinction is very close to home given my interest in nature and science and wanting to learn from the subjects I illustrate.”


All artworks are sold either by auction or in the charity’s online gallery in aid of Explorers against Extinction wildlife conservation projects which range from a Nubian giraffe translocation in Uganda, support for anti-poaching teams in Hwange, Zimbabwe protecting critically endangered painted dogs, a community project in Bandipur India aimed at safeguarding tigers and field study in Batang Toru, Sumatra where the world’s rarest great ape, the Tapanuli Orangutan is under threat.


More information at explorersagainstextinction.co.uk


Contact Sara White sara@explorersagainstextinction.co.uk
01603 964 985




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03 Sep 2019 12:25:03 GMT
<![CDATA[ New hand-held "Swytch Kit" turns ANY bicycle into an electric bike ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/new-hand-held-swytch-kit-turns-any-bicycle-into-an-electric-bike-7d70c6fa199e5e67c9d4a22b4bed4ede https://pressat.co.uk/releases/new-hand-held-swytch-kit-turns-any-bicycle-into-an-electric-bike-7d70c6fa199e5e67c9d4a22b4bed4ede Thursday 29 August, 2019

Swytch Technology, a London-based Tech Startup, will be unveiling its new “hand-held” eBike conversion kit, the “Swytch Kit” at the Eurobike 2019 International Cycling Trade Show next week.


The Swytch Kit can transform any bicycle into a state-of-the-art electric bike with up to 40 miles electric range. It is easy to fit, and instantly removable, allowing customers to keep their existing bike, and “Swytch” instantly between regular bike, and eBike.


Statement from Swytch Technology CEO Oliver Montague: " Our mission is to make top-quality electric bike technology accessible for everyone. We went to great lengths to design the product to be affordable, easy to fit, and universally compatible.


We estimate 99% of the 1 Billion bicycles in the world could be converted with Swytch.


Converting existing bikes is not only better for your bank balance, but for the environment too, as it saves 90%* of the CO2 emissions when compared to manufacturing a brand new eBike"


Full press release pack available to download here:


Contact for more info email: press@swytchbike.com  


Or call the Press Office: 07876317783


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In 2017 the company raised over $500,000 on Indiegogo from over 1,000 customers to develop and manufacture the original Swytch Kit, which is currently available to order on the Swytch Bike website: www.swytchbike.com


Now the team is back with a new kit that is 50% lighter (3kg power pack down to 1.5kg) and 70% smaller (shrunk from car-battery size, to palm-sized) than the original.


The new product launch is planned for late September 2019 on product crowd-funding site Indiegogo.


In the meantime, interested customers can sign up for product launch notifications and a 50% discount on RRP by registering on the Swytch Indiegogo “Coming-Soon” page, which includes some sneak preview images and video ahead of the full launch:


Link to Pre-Launch Campaign Page



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<![CDATA[ RUNNING FOR FUN THIS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/running-for-fun-this-childhood-cancer-awareness-month-f5ae3217afea506efd885e2b7f2c6b6d https://pressat.co.uk/releases/running-for-fun-this-childhood-cancer-awareness-month-f5ae3217afea506efd885e2b7f2c6b6d Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Lauren Ashley - a childhood cancer survivor - aged 37 from Bedford, is taking part in the Big Fun Run on Saturday 1st September to raise money for national charity, Neuroblastoma UK.



Lauren was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma when she was 16 months old and was given a 10% chance of survival. Now aged 37, Lauren is taking part in the Big Fun Run in Milton Keynes in aid of Neuroblastoma UK, on Saturday 1st September to raise awareness of this rare childhood cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.



Lauren has already raised nearly £200 for Neuroblastoma UK and hopes to raise even more to fund vital research into neuroblastoma.



Lauren said, “I am running for 'fun' this September with my little sister Fern and my children Eryn, aged 13, and Greyson, aged 3 to raise money for Neuroblastoma UK because it’s an incredibly important charity to me. I want to give something back to an organisation that saved my life and gave me the opportunity to enjoy everything I do today, so other kids can also live to experience the joy of middle age!



“Raising awareness of the disease is so important - it can help with earlier diagnosis and the research funded by Neuroblastoma UK will continue to save more young lives.”



Katherine Mobey, Fundraising Manager at Neuroblastoma UK said, “We’re thrilled that Lauren and her family are taking part in this great event to kick off our activities for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are a small charity but we have big plans. We want to double our income over the next two years and double our research investment. Thanks to our generous supporters like Lauren, we have already awarded nearly £7 million to UK research focusing on neuroblastoma. But more needs to be done. We rely entirely on donations to continue driving forward research into this terrible disease and give more families like Lauren’s hope.”



To support Lauren and Neuroblastoma UK, please visit Lauren’s fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lauren-wright24



To find out how to support Neuroblastoma UK this September, visit www.neuroblastoma.org.uk/childhood-cancer-awareness-month



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