National Trust: Live action paintings
The National Trust knows it’s disappointing when paintings are missing from exhibitions while they are being restored. It has come up with an interesting solution: using models to pose as the work of art.
Let’s just hope the models don’t end up involved in any culture wars, especially if they are holding prop swords.
Curators at Upton House in Warwickshire have found a novel solution to a unique conservation challenge.— National Trust (@nationaltrust) April 1, 2022
While paintings are being restored, highly trained models are bringing artworks to life. pic.twitter.com/vZ36yB4C6o
RNLI: Talking cat?
RNLI released a video interview with Icicle the cat, expressing his gratitude for being rescued from a river.
The footage from the rescue looks pretty genuine, however the cat interview looks suspiciously like a Deep Fake.
WWT: Try a Water-dle
This year we’ve all become obsessed with the simple word game Wordle, so it was about time for a charity version.
To that end, WWT has come up with Water-dle to fill that gap.
Introducing Water-dle. Like Wordle, but for wetlands.— WWT (@WWTworldwide) April 1, 2022
Universal Basic Donation
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s policy lead, Daniel Fluskey tweeted about plans for everyone to get £25 to donate to a UK charity. As you’d expect his thoughts quickly turned to the Gift Aid implications.
Civil Society News is still waiting for the Treasury to reply to our fax asking for further details.
Great news!! Govt announce a new annual Universal Basic Donation (UBD)! Everyone over the age of 12 will be given £25 a year which they can donate to any UK registered charity.— Daniel Fluskey (@danielfluskey) April 1, 2022
On 1 April, the chancellor said, “I’m no fool. It’s time to Pony up and support our charities.”
WaterAid: Lemonade becomes WaterAde
Some excellent word-play from WaterAid, which announced that all lemonade would now be know as waterade, for, um, clarity.
This could of course get confusing. But hopefully the charity’s corporate partnerships team is already in touch with Schweppes.
BREAKING: New food regulations state all lemonade must be renamed waterade, as water is the most prominent ingredient in the drink.— WaterAid UK 💦 (@WaterAidUK) April 1, 2022
The new laws are being brought in to help consumers more easily understand what they're drinking.
More to follow...
Guide Dogs: Welcome to a new senior leader
We all know how important it is to involve all stakeholders in leadership positions, so it was great to see Guide Dogs appoint a Chief Canine Officer.
Mila already seems to getting on with the job with her own laptop, though she could maybe do with a desk?
It's 2022 so we thought we'd try something that's never been done before...— Guide Dogs (@guidedogs) April 1, 2022
Meet Guide Dogs new Chief Canine Officer (CCO), Mila! Us, more than most, understand that dogs are equally as intelligent as humans so we thought why wouldn't we give it a chance?😃
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Blue Cross: All the best social media posts from Bernard the dog
Spot a trend here? The Blue Cross has recruited Bernard to run the social media channels today.
Excellent that his ‘to do’ list includes a nap and treats – it’s important staff are not overburdened.
Hello human!!!!!!! Bernard the dog herE. I’m stepping in as Social Media Dog today, taking over from my besT friend. Get ready for the beSt posts youve ever smelt. - Bernard.X pic.twitter.com/fCS9JU9KYc— Blue Cross (@The_Blue_Cross) April 1, 2022