Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Maxim has been selected to provide consultancy and media relations support to The Rochester Bridge Trust.

The trust was founded at the end of the 14th century and has since been responsible for maintaining a crossing over the river Medway at Rochester.

Shell Foundation, the charity that promotes enterprise-based solutions to poverty, has appointed Clare Woodcraft as deputy director, UK, with responsibility for comms.

Forum3 has announced its shortlist for the 'alternative rich list' for 2010. Eleven third sector leaders have been nominated, not for material wealth, but for 'richness of heart and spirit'. It includes Pauline Broomhead, CEO of The Foundation for Social Improvement, and Claire Hicks, co-founder of IMPACT Foundation.

The Good Agency has published a survey that reveals 30 per cent of Britons felt the World Cup and related media coverage increased their awareness of social issues such as HIV and homelessness in South Africa. Nine per cent said they were now more likely to support charitable causes in South Africa.

Marie Curie Cancer Care has become the official charity partner of The Football League's 2010/11 season, following a vote of more than 25,000 Football League fans.

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