Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

LILY PAD PR has been called in by two Benedictine nuns to handle the launch of a charitable bond that aims to generate £2m to purchase a permanent home for the Holy Trinity Monastery in Wantage.Oxfordshire. Lily Pad will target the money pages of national newspapers, national radio interviews and features in consumer and national press.

UNICEF UK has boosted its media team with the promotion of Katie Morrison to acting head of media. Additionally, Jeremy Sprigge has moved to the senior media officer (fundraising) role after four years as media officer (fundraising), with Gemma Parkin taking his role, from assistant media officer.

THE SAMARITANS has teamed up with Facebook to create a pioneering scheme allowing the 30 million people on Facebook in the UK to get help for a friend they believe is struggling to cope or feeling suicidal. People concerned about a friend will be able to tell Samaritans via facebook.com/help.

TESCO AND CANCER RESEARCH UK's Race for Life are launching an 'e-male' app, providing women with a personal message from The Wanted, Heart FM's Toby Anstis or Hollyoaks and Strictly Come Dancing's 'hunk' Ricky Whittle. The flash-based app, created by The Good Agency, is available at emale.raceforlife.org.

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