Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Greenpeace has launched a 'guerrilla advertising campaign' in Piccadilly Circus, with a 100 square metre billboard, highlighting children's toy manufacturer Mattel's alleged links to rainforest destruction.

Five Greenpeace climbers scaled a building before unveiling the banner, which has a large picture of Mattel doll character Ken, Barbie's boyfriend, and reads: 'Barbie, You're Dumped. Girls That Threaten Furry Animals Make Me Sick.'

Media Trust has produced a film that was shown at ARK's (Absolute Return for Kids) tenth anniversary gala dinner, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, aimed at encouraging big names in finance to support the work of children's charity ARK.

Save The Children took three UK 'mummy bloggers' to Bangladesh so they could blog about their experiences. Following the visit, more than 30,000 people have now signed the charity's petition for vaccine funding, which the women will deliver in person to Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Charities Aid Foundation has appointed Paul Rees as its new director of comms. Rees will join from the National Housing Federation, where he has worked for the past four years as head of campaigns and comms.

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