The Week in Charities

Amnesty International is working with Meena Khera PR to launch a limited edition candle in Selfridges.

The candle, by Alice Temperley, will mark Human Rights Day on 10 December. The NGO's image of a candle encircled in barbed wire was created after founder Peter Benson recalled a Chinese proverb: 'Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.'

Diva creative, a social marketing agency, is working with Sheffield charities on a pro bono basis to promote World Aids Day on 1 December. The charities are the Sheena Amos Youth Trust, Positively Women and Khokanyana-Piri. Events include a bachelor auction, battle of the bands and a music gig.

Mike Phillips, the rugby player, has become an ambassador for children's charity Touraid. The charity offers young people from developing countries a chance to play rugby in the UK for a week.

The X Factor contestant Jamie Archer, voted off two weeks ago, has performed at autism charity TreeHouse's special school. The charity used the performance to get media mentions after the Daily Mirror interviewed Archer.

Iris PR, which is handling media for the Movember charity campaign, is using this Friday's Gala Party to increase awareness levels of prostate cancer.

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