The week in charities

Mind has launched a campaign to draw attention to the effect the recession is having on the mental wellbeing of British workers. Mind's Taking Care of Business campaign is being carried out over the coming five years, with the support of Dragons' Den entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne.

Duncan Bannatyne: supporting campaign
Duncan Bannatyne: supporting campaign

The Institute of Development Studies has appointed James Georgalakis as communications manager. Joining from EveryChild, Georgalakis plans to work with the head of comms to ramp up IDS' media activity and maximise the impact of its research and events.

Save the Children has signed up comedian and actor James Corden to support its 1Goal campaign, aimed at pressurising world leaders into making education a key priority at a summit in South Africa on the eve of the World Cup, which kicks off on 11 June. The campaign is asking families to support the cause by sending in pictures of themselves in their favourite football shirts.

YouGov research has revealed that six in ten British adults agree the role of charities in the UK will become more important in the next few years. Despite this, just eight per cent anticipate donating more to charity in the next 12 months.

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