Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Remember a Charity has launched a campaign featuring British stuntman Rocky Taylor performing a series of live stunts in a bid to convince people to leave a gift to charity in their will. The campaign was due to be launched at a Leicester Square film premiere of Taylor's life on 12 July.

Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb told the Public Administration Select Committee inquiry into the Big Society last week that charities must be free to campaign in order to hold the Government to account. Bubb said charities have a strong tradition of 'working with Government to change laws and also kicking Government when it gets things wrong'.

Anthony Nolan has appointed Rich Visions to work with the charity in recruiting black and ethnic minority donors. Rich Visions will be working alongside the advertising agency Albion, which will be responsible for the creatives. Anthony Nolan aims to inform men from the BME community aged 18 to 30 about the need for more blood stem cell donors.

Six finalists have been announced for Column Idol 2011, a writing competition run by comms charity Media Trust and The Sun newspaper to find undiscovered talent aged 18 to 25. The six finalists will be mentored by top journalists from The Sun.

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