Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

The Parkinson's Disease Society has launched a campaign urging the public to donate their brains to research. The charity's president Jane Asher, journalist Jeremy Paxman and presenter John Stapleton are among a number of supporters pledging to donate their brains. The drive coincides with Parkinson's Disease Awareness Week, which takes place this week.

MeccaBingo.com, sponsor of rugby league team Wigan Warriors, is donating shirt sponsorship for the team's match against French team Catalans Dragons to Whizz-Kidz, its charity partner. The charity will benefit from the game being shown live on Sky Sports. The bingo firm has also asked the public to bring old mobile phones into clubs, with the money raised through recycling going to the charity.

The United Nations Convention Campaign Coalition, a coalition of 31 disability groups, is lobbying the UK Government to give disabled people equal citizenship. The Government wants to opt out of four areas of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but the coalition will urge it to ratify the Convention in full.

After Adoption, an adoption charity, has reappointed marketing and PR agency Context to handle all of its UK media relations.

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

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

Department store John Lewis is to use its 150th anniversary this year to talk about its history, which "not enough people know about", according to director of communications Peter Cross.

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

The man who helped Barack Obama win the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections is to work for Labour along with members of his team.

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Pay-TV giant Sky has added Fever PR to its agency line-up for a wide-ranging brief covering products and services.

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been sent home for Easter and will reconvene on Tuesday for further deliberations about its verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault.

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

The Home Office has tasked Munro & Forster (M&F) with supporting its campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a wider retained brief.