The Week in Charities


CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION has found television is the best way to get people to donate to disaster appeals. Its poll of more than 1,000 UK adults showed 69 per cent of donors responded to TV appeals, compared with 12 per cent for newspapers and six per cent for the internet.

CANCER RESEARCH UK and lifestyle site are to run a 'Handbag Amnesty' in September in which women can bid for bags from celebrities. Supporters will be asked to donate their handbags to CRUK shops to raise money for breast cancer.

CHRISTIAN AID has recruited ex-Blur member turned farmer Alex James (pictured) to highlight the plight of farmers on the front line of climate change. He will visit the charity's Royal Show garden on 3 July and present a film on his visit to Africa.

THE FAWCETT SOCIETY and Object women's-rights charities are urging local authorities to support restrictions on lap-dance clubs. Their current status is the same as karaoke bars. The Government wants them reclassified as 'sex-encounter establishments'.

4CHILDREN launched the results of its annual My Shout Out! survey of young people's attitudes to social issues. It also held a children's question time in the House of Commons.

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