Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

The British Tinnitus Association has released a record of 'silence' with the aim of getting to the top of this year's Christmas chart.

The BTA's ambassador, DJ and music producer Eddy Temple-Morris is working with the organisers of a campaign called Cage Against the Machine. The line-up for the one-off recording included Madness frontman Suggs, Orbital and The Kooks.

Oxfam is launching an 'Unwrapped' app, which is free to download. The app allows consumers to purchase a range of ethical gifts, from health checkups to a goat. Nokia will donate 10 pence to Oxfam for every UK download of the app before Christmas. The app also offers a Goat Invaders Challenge game - a tribute to the popular Space Invaders game.

Travelodge has partnered with The Pennies Foundation, the only charity in Britain to provide online retailers with an electronic donation charity box. From 20 January 2011, Travelodge customers will have the opportunity to round up the price of their bill to the nearest pound with just one click, when booking online. The additional revenue generated via this channel will be passed on to charities including the NSPCC, Shelter and Macmillan Cancer Support. Travelodge is expecting to raise more than £200,000 from the venture.

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