The Week in Charities

NfpSynergy has released figures revealing that only eight per cent of the public can name a charity associated with the Olympic Games. The survey, of 1,000 adults also revealed that most people think debt and taxes will be the main legacy of London 2012.

Greenpeace is launching a film competition offering a £5,000 budget to whoever produces the best one-minute anti-Volkswagen advert. The winner will be able to use the prize money to make the next movie for the NGO's high-profile campaign. The competition opens on 17 September.

Cancer Research UK has called in specialist sponsorship agency Generate to help source new corporate sponsors for its Race for Life fundraising event series.

Oxfam asked Mr Motivator to encourage festival-goers to support its 'grow' campaign. The fitness star led a mass Mexican wave among crowds at Bestival to inspire people to 'get their hands dirty' and grow their own produce to alleviate world food shortages.

Rethink has refreshed its image and will be known as Rethink Mental Illness, as part of a new strategy aimed at raising its profile. The development includes a new logo, visual identity and advertising campaign.

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