The Week in Charities

Liberty, the human rights organisation, has promoted its press officer Mairi Clare Rodgers to director of media relations. Rodgers replaces Jen Corlew, who held the position for three years before joining the Department for International Development as senior press officer for Africa. Rodgers joined Liberty in 2006.

RNID has been picked by The Co-operative Group as its 2009 charity of the year. The agency and the hearing loss charity launched a campaign and a free internet hearing check this week. The Hearing Matters campaign aims to get one million people to check their hearing.

Feed The Children UK had brought in DHS PR on an internet campaign to raise awareness and funds for its programme in Africa. The programme aims to stamp out fleas called 'jiggers' that are disrupting life in some parts of Africa.

LEPRA, the medical development charity, has appointed direct marketing agency TW CAT to work on its donor development and acquisition programmes.

Westminster Children's Society is looking for a part-time staffer to help compile a PR strategy and handle media requests. Marketing & communications manager Neil Hart will lead the search.

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