The Week in Charities

Save The Children and ITV are launching a new campaign that will see six children from Leogane, the epicentre of the Haiti earthquake, produce their own films about their lives since the disaster. Up to 90 per cent of Leogane was destroyed by the quake.

Haiti Earthquake: Save The Children campaign
Haiti Earthquake: Save The Children campaign

NfpSynergy has revealed that 82 per cent of people are concerned that charities will have to close due to the economic malaise, and 43 per cent say they are 'very' or 'extremely' concerned.

Cancer Research UK, TK Maxx and HomeSense have announced their recent campaign, 'Give Up Clothes for Good', has raised almost £2.3m worth of stock for the charity's shops, with an additional £250,000 worth of cash donations made in TK Maxx and HomeSense stores during the activity.

NCT, the childbirth charity, has appointed Rebecca Barclay as a press officer. She joins NCT from the Big Lottery Fund, where she worked in the press team. Prior to this, she was a journalist, working at Real People magazine as a senior feature writer.

Bliss, the special care baby charity, is launching 'Bliss Billboards', a new online campaign asking parents to design their own online advert and post it on Facebook, Twitter or email it to their friends and family encouraging them to donate to Bliss.

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