Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Ovarian Cancer Action is planning to appoint a PR agency to manage an integrated comms campaign with immediate effect.

Ovarian Cancer Action aims to improve women's chances of survival through better awareness and world-class research. It recently hired Tania Pearson, head of publicity for digital TV at the BBC, as head of marketing and comms.

Kids Company, the children's charity, has launched an iPhone app to generate funds for its work with 14,000 vulnerable inner-city children in London. The Kids Company MouthOff app allows users to choose from a set of mouths, which have all been designed by Kids Company children aged from seven to 12. If users hold their iPhone in front of their mouth and talk, shout, laugh, scream or sing, the animations move in real-time with their voices.

Whizz-Kidz has launched an online game to tie in with its Blue Peter Appeal, GoCardz. The disability charity has also launched an interactive map, to which players are sent after playing the game, directing them to the nearest Tesco store stocking the charity's Christmas cards. The cards were designed by Blue Peter viewers and celebrities to raise money for new clinics that assess disabled children to determine which wheelchairs are right for them.

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