Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

The Payments Council has cancelled its target of abolishing cheques by 2018 and said they will be available 'for as long as customers need them'. This follows a campaign led by the Institute of Fundraising to keep cheques, focusing on the importance of using them in fundraising.

The News of the World's final issue raised £2.8m for the three charities it supported. Children's charity Barnardo's, the Forces Children's Trust and military projects at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity will receive about £933,000 each.

Paloma Faith, the singer, and lingerie shop La Senza have designed vintage-inspired underwear and sleepwear to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Care. This exclusive range will help support the 50,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK. A donation from every La Senza product purchased goes to Breast Cancer Care.

One Young World co-founder Kate Robertson has received an honorary degree from the University for the Creative Arts. She was presented with her Master of Arts for leadership in the corporate creative industries. Robertson is the UK group chairman of Euro RSCG worldwide. In 2008, she co-founded One Young World, a global forum to help shape future leaders.

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