Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Wateraid used last weekend's Glastonbury Festival to launch a series of multi-platform campaigns aimed at sending a message to world leaders ahead of a UN summit on global poverty in September. Musicians featured in the Don't Let It Drop campaign video were shown on screens at the festival and online.

Save the Children will receive additional support for UK projects from corporate partner Reckitt Benckiser. Having worked with the charity since 2003 on various global initiatives, RB's fundraising this year will go towards Save the Children's Families and Schools Together (FAST) projects in north London.

Cancer Research UK has teamed up with Matmi, the 'advergame' specialist, for the second year running to launch a branded online game to promote its annual Run 10k events.

Safe@last, a children's charity, has won £7,000 worth of film and video production in video specialist ST16's tenth anniversary 'Charity Give Away'. ST16 is working on an animated film to promote the children's charity in schools.

Chris Sievey, late creator of comic character Frank Sidebottom, had a Facebook campaign launched last week by his friends to help raise money for his funeral. As PRWeek went to press, more than £15,000 had been raised.

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