Public sector round-up

CHARITY: easyJet has launched an annual charity partnership scheme. Its first partner is Whizz-Kidz, the mobility charity for disabled children. Staff at easyJet aim to raise £50,000 through a variety of events, including parties and on-board collections.

TOURISM: VisitBritain is promoting special maps showing the locations of more than 60 Hollywood blockbusters and Brit-flicks as part of its latest campaign to persuade foreign tourists to come to the UK.

The maps are being sold to coincide with the World Travel Market Conference that has been taking place at the London Docklands this week. Maps detailing 20 English locations connected with maritime heritage have also been printed.

BARNSLEY: Kendray, a deprived neighbourhood in Barnsley, has drafted in the services of PR consultancy HR Media to raise the profile of the area and the organisations involved in its local regeneration projects. By most economic indicators, Kendray is considered to be one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Britain. A regeneration project has been in effect since 1999.

CHARITY: The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) launched a fresh campaign to prevent the ill-treatment of horses this week when HRH the Princess Royal opened the Annual Seminar at Newmarket (13 November). The Princess also presented service awards to staff at the ILPH, which was founded in 1927.

EDUCATION: The University of Warwick has recruited Trevor Seeley to fill its newly created post of community relations manager. Seeley, who was chief press officer at National Grid Transco, will be expected to promote and co-ordinate the university’s links with the local community.

CHARITY: The Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) published a report this week laying out proposals to

improve the quality and

consistency of charity annual reports. The report, Inputs Matter, will recommend

measures to allow the public to compare how charities spend the donations they receive.

Homeless: RPS Rainer, the charity for homeless and disadvantaged 10- to 25-year-olds, has rebranded as Rainer and is launching a new look at the Youth Justice Board

Convention. The charity hopes the new branding will raise awareness among young people and better reflect its public sector work.

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