The National Trust: Origins of banana bread
Understanding, and sharing, the history of the places in its care is an important part of the National Trust’s charitable objectives, and today announced that it had discovered the earliest recorded recipe of that lockdown favourite, banana bread.
Jo King and Poppy Cox, who we definitely believe are real archaeologists, shared their discovery in this video.
Blood Cancer UK: Do Your Bit-coin
This morning Blook Cancer UK proudly declared that is was embracing new ways of raising money.
On Twitter it said: “With fundraising events paused, we've been working out how to diversify our income. Today marks the world's FIRST charity cryptocurrency: Do Your Bit-Coin.”
However, here at Civil Society we’re not fooled as we have been sent several press releases over the last three years about launching the “first charity cryptocurrency”. Slightly fewer press releases about cryptocurrencies actually having a meaningful impact on charity income.
It’s official, we've launched our own cryptocurrency! #DoYourBitCoin 💰 💰 💰— Blood Cancer UK (@bloodcancer_uk) April 1, 2021
With fundraising events paused, we've been working out how to diversify our income. Today marks the world's FIRST charity cryptocurrency: Do Your Bit-Coin
Get yours here 👇https://t.co/dq2eCrFZGv pic.twitter.com/qs9dyfOMLH
WWF UK: Adopt a unicorn
Animal charity WWF UK released a film on Twitter urging people to adopt “one of the planet’s most endangered species”, the unicorn.
Disappointingly, when you click through the charity reveals the devastating truth: “You can't really help protect unicorns, as they've never existed, but you can help protect rhinos instead!”
The unicorn - one of the planet’s most endangered and rarely seen species.— WWF UK 🌏 (@wwf_uk) April 1, 2021
Demand for their spiral horns and loss of their rainbow spangled habitat has led to a catastrophic fall in their numbers. Help us protect them by adopting one today: https://t.co/ItBsyDhB99 pic.twitter.com/DdpcXMVYdA
However, this suggestion that the unicorns are not real has been disputed by the National Trust for Scotland, which tweeted about a unicorn “spotted this morning in the grounds of Fyvie Castle”.
RNLI: Walking on water
Ahead of Easter weekend, RNLI went with a biblical theme and announced that lifeboats would soon be able to walk on water with “extendable foils”.
One Twitter user was quick to ask about whether the charity could also turn water into wine…
We are pleased to announce that the first lifeboat with extendable foils goes on service this morning! Operated at the touch of a button, the fins allow the lifeboat to lift and skim across the surface of the water at increased speed with improved line of sight. pic.twitter.com/VnXU3irat4— RNLI (@RNLI) April 1, 2021
St John Ambulance: Helicopters?
St John Ambulance’s national ambulance and community response director, Craig Harman teased an “exciting announcement” for next week alongside a picture of some SJA branded helicopters.
His boss, Martin Houghton-brown chimed in: “Obviously early days for this project but I am super excited to be developing further our community response and ambulance work.”
We continue to develop new services and invest in fleet. I am really looking forward to making an exciting announcement next week. @hblondon @TW10FLY I’ll be needing your pilot licences checked soon!#LandingInYourCommunities @stjohnambulance @SJA_ACR pic.twitter.com/9E6PWXNOIC— Craig Harman 💙 (@CraigAHarman) April 1, 2021
If this were true, it would be a step backwards for the sector’s commitment to collaboration as there are already several air ambulance charities that SJA could have partnered with, instead of duplicating the service.
Scouts: New animal section
Scouting is for everyone, and now this includes pets. This morning the Scout Association’s Twitter account shared pictures of some of the inaugural members of the new section and invited others to join them.
This is a truly excellent excuse for more pet pictures on Twitter as we head into a well-deserved bank holiday.
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new section for pets: Humans! If your pets would like to join our founding members, post a picture of them in the replies. Section branding coming soon. pic.twitter.com/t79YxzeZ1C— The Scouts (@UKScouting) April 1, 2021