Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Arsenal Football Club is dedicating next week's Premier League clash against Liverpool to the Teenage Cancer Trust. The football club is running PR-led activity to raise funds and awareness of the partnership ahead of the game on 21 December. Arsenal players and directors will be donating a day's wages to the charity and will encourage supporters to contribute to the 'Be a Gooner, Be a Giver' campaign. The club also filmed an ad, with a voice-over by comedian Matt Lucas, that features Arsenal players in comedy scenarios helping teenagers with cancer.

Livewire Public Relations, a specialist in the education sector, has donated a book for every child at an orphanage in South Africa to promote International Literary Day. Ikholwa, the orphanage in Johannesburg, is dedicated to improving the lives of abandoned and orphaned children who have been affected by HIV/Aids.

Soul of Africa, a charity that invests in facilities for orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa, has signed up Somerset-based ADPR. The agency will work to raise awareness of how the charity creates sustainable employment for South African women through making hand-stitched footwear, as well as raising money for orphans and vulnerable children affected by Aids.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

Max Clifford trial jury finishes sixth day of deliberations

Max Clifford trial jury finishes sixth day of deliberations

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home and will reconvene tomorrow morning for a seventh day of deliberations.

Analysis: Fishburn chiefs keep eyes on future despite mounting departures

Analysis: Fishburn chiefs keep eyes on future despite mounting departures

Fishburn's management have defended their reinvention of the 23-year-old agency amid industry mutterings, fed by a series of director-level departures, about the direction in which it is going.

Hit or Miss? EasyJet backs Shakespeare Day campaign with world record attempt

Hit or Miss? EasyJet backs Shakespeare Day campaign with world record attempt

EasyJet aimed to break the world record for the highest ever theatrical performance for Shakespeare's 450th birthday yesterday with the Reduced Shakespeare Company performing on a flight from Gatwick to Verona.

Top PRs to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Top PRs to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Senior executives from IBM, Nestlé, Vedanta, GE, Cargill, Philips and Allianz will be among the speakers at PRWeek's first Global Congress.