The Week in Charities

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has appointed Abigail Scott Paul as head of media relations. She was previously comms manager for architecture firm Denton Corker Marshall in Melbourne and was head of press at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. She replaces Nasreen Memon, who has joined The Work Foundation.

The British Heart Foundation has recruited comedian Alan Carr to front its public appeal to raise more than 350,000 bags of donated items in just 30 days. The charity claims it is the 'biggest UK stock appeal ever'. It will run until the end of September.

Friends of the Earth has released a viral video in which former Neighbours, Emmerdale and Home and Away actor Richard Grieve plays a singing politician in a rendition of the Little Shop of Horrors hit Feed Me. He sings with farmyards animals, who ask Grieve to feed them planet-friendly home-grown food. The charity asks viewers to tell their local politician to fix the food chain.

Christopher's, a CHASE children's hospice, will launch a virtual tour of its buildings on 21 September to celebrate Children's Hospice Week (19-26 September). It says it is the first hospice to do so. Actress Keeley Hawes will feature in the tour.

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