Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

- Feed the Children has enlisted pop band The Hoosiers, mobile phone company 3 and sunglassesforsport.com to promote its latest online campaign. The charity is working to help stamp out the female sand flea or 'jigger', which embeds itself in the skin of children's feet and ankles in Africa.

- The British Heart Foundation has announced ten corporate partners, including Argos, Colgate and Lloyds TBS, as it launches its Red for Heart campaign. This coincides with National Heart Month in February. Activities include The Co-operative donating five pence from every Hallmark Valentine's Day card bought.

- Action for Children has started the second phase of its 'As Long as it Takes' campaign to raise awareness of the need for better support and more services for vulnerable young people aged six to 13. The children's charity will reach out to the public and policymakers.

- The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) is launching the first ever national campaign to raise public awareness of private fostering, called 'Somebody Else's Child'. The campaign explains it is a criminal offence for parents and carers not to notify their local council if a child is being privately fostered.

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