Perhaps because of the hurricanes dominating headlines it was a relatively slow month for charity coverage in general. Oxfam garnered some media space by highlighting emerging humanitarian disasters in Malawi and Zimbabwe. It also latched onto the 'bra wars' row between China and Europe. Oxfam claimed demand for cut-price clothes was detrimental to workers in supplier countries.
Meanwhile, Age Concern campaigned to improve benefits uptake among pensioners. It said up to £2.9bn of state benefits went unclaimed each year.
The British Heart Foundation found itself back in the NGO Watch top ten after a study revealed overweight children were at greater risk of heart disease in later life.