August 21, 2014 2 Comments

Black Velvet Coffee has a strong ethos about giving back to our country and our community. In the coming week, we are also asking you to help, and as a reward, please come and watch our head roaster, Darren Silverman take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Usually, to take part, one is nominated and the task completed within 48 hours. However, Darren is nominating himself and we’ll be dumping the iced water on his head in a week to give us that time to earn as much money to assist in the research of Motor Neurone Disease and support those living with MND as we possibly can.


According to MND Australia:

“Motor function is controlled by the upper motor neurones in the brain that descend to the spinal cord; these neurones activate lower motor neurones. The lower motor neurones exit the spinal cord and directly activate muscles. With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste. MND can affect a person’s ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.”

Currently, MND has no known cure and there is no effective treatment. This results in 2 people dying from MND every day, with two new cases being diagnosed. We need to help change these facts. Wonderfully, this challenge is creating awareness and gathering donations for this devastating disease and we are looking forward to doing our part.


Please donate in-store within the next week or online using the following link

Black Velvet Coffee will be matching the money raised in-store and donated using the website above.


The challenge will be completed Thursday 28th August at 10:45am at Black Velvet Espresso. 3 new people will be nominated after the event.



2 Responses


May 07, 2015

Has your diesel mehicnac considered doing a top end or complete overhaul of the diesel engine? Dismantling the engine from the mount if necessary and attacking the problem from the back not the front? It may be faster than waiting three months for tools. From your description of your tools, parts and talent on board you have the capabilities to do an overhaul of the engine. In the US Navy we could do an overhaul on a diesel in one to three days .faster if we were in a hurry.


May 05, 2015

Dear Carolyn,Thank you for your comment.The NHS team which is deopevling the implementation pack for wheelchair services has decided to look at services for both children and adults – which is why we decided to update this website. We completely agree that integration is important – it is very important for the Department’s vision for the NHS as a whole. It is up to the commissioner to decide what is best locally, and they can decide to commission wheelchair services through Any Qualified Provider for either children, adults or both – depending on local priorities. Commissioners will need to set the service specifications in such a way to ensure that the service is properly integrated.Our aim, through AQP at fixed price and choice for patients, is that quality of service will improve.RegardsHester WadgePolicy and Briefing Manager, Any Qualified Provider, DH

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