Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK has called in Weber Shandwick to promote the organisation's 25th anniversary.

WS beat off competition from five other agencies to win the business, with a pitch team led by head of social campaigns Rakhee Vithlani. Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.

Girlguiding UK has appointed The Forster Company after a competitive pitch. Forster will work with the in-house team to develop a media relations programme for 2011. Forster director Peter Gilheany will lead the team. The objective is to give girls a voice on key issues.

Media Trust's business development manager Lydia Frempong has won the 'Leadership Within the Workplace' award at the 2010 Precious Awards. The awards, which celebrate the achievements of inspirational women of colour in business and leadership, took place on 8 November at The British Library.

Pennies, the 'electronic charity box' that enables people to make small donations, launched last week with the help of Resonate. Resonate MD Michael Frohlich will lead the brief. The Pennies 'electronic charity box' operates through chip and pin machines in the shops and websites of retailers.

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