Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Fifth Estate, the CIPR's voluntary sector group, has revealed that 38 per cent of senior PR professionals in the sector feel the role of comms is not valued by their organisation.

Get Heard, in partnership with voluntary sector specialists Amazon PR, surveyed 120 senior PR and comms staff in charities and voluntary sector groups across the UK.

The Forum of Private Business is launching a campaign aimed at boosting the fortunes of small business across the UK. Get Britain Trading calls on the Government to tackle persistent problems affecting small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including late payment, access to finance and excessive red tape.

Ovarian Cancer Action has joined forces with Marks & Spencer to raise funds and awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. M&S will sell a bead and Venetian glass charm bracelet in 150 stores. Each bracelet costs £5 and carries a donation of £1 to Ovarian Cancer Action.

YouthNet has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the relationship between sex and excessive drinking and the support available on TheSite.org. It is working with four universities - UCL, Warwick, Bristol and Manchester - to rebrand union bars with their own line of special drinks with names such as Inebriated Infidelity and Up the Creek.

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