The Week in Charities

The National Trust is to launch 300 websites for its individual properties. The sites will be run by staff at each property, and will have more emphasis on interactive features and user-generated content.

The British Trust of Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) has appointed Midnight Communications to promote its fiftieth anniversary year. Midnight won the brief following a competitive pitch. The BTCV is one of the UK's largest volunteer organisations.

Progressio, the international development charity, has launched a 'climate change cocoa challenge' to urge the UK and other governments to prioritise action on water in poor countries at the Copenhagen climate talks in December. Members of the public are being asked to join its 1950s-themed Just Add Water campaign, to serve cocoa with friends and family on 25 October and send action cards to MPs six weeks before the summit.

Christian Aid has launched an iPhone application that delivers Bible quotes to users for each day of the year. The Daily Scripture App allows users to access previously viewed quotes and they can shake their phone to receive random quotes whenever they choose.

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