The Week in Charities

Victim Support staged a guerilla marketing stunt in Waterloo Station last Friday. The stunt saw volunteers walking around with their experiences of crime written on their faces, to raise awareness of the charity.

Victim Support: guerilla marketing
Victim Support: guerilla marketing

Meningitis Trust has launched the first iPhone app to provide users with access to information on the disease's symptoms. Pfizer assisted the Meningitis Trust with funding to produce the app.

One, the charity fighting poverty in the developing world, has launched a 'thought book' outlining what members would like the UK Government to prioritise on international development in the next five years. Each thought has been illustrated by the satirical illustrator Paul Davis and sent to MPs.

The British Heart Foundation has started 'Stub Out Joe', an online campaign to teach children about the cost of smoking. Two in three smokers start before the age of 19 and one in seven 15-year-olds are regular smokers.

Amnesty International is to host a series of documentaries about the arts. Entitled Slave to the Rhythm, they look at how music, dance and popular culture can help inspire people to overcome adversity. The Human Rights Action Centre in London will screen the documentaries during July.

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