The Week in Charities

Children's Hospices UK has scooped £30,000 free digital support after winning a competition run by London-based agency Precedent.

The PR firm is providing a website, web training and a digital strategy. The charity's head of comms Tom de Pass said the prize would ramp up its online presence and help it better support its networks. The judging panel included represent-atives from Media Trust and Third Sector magazine.

Bright Young Things Communications has appointed James Ramsay as account director. He was previously country manager for the UK arm of German PR firm Media Consulta.

ISS Facility Services (ISS), one of the largest service providers in the UK, has elected the British Heart Foundation as its Charity of the Year 2010. This is the first time ISS has entered into a national charity fundraising relationship and aims to bring together the various ISS divisions towards the goal of 'beating heart disease together'.

Author Kathy Lette is helping VSO to launch a series of UK walks designed to raise more than £50,000 for women's healthcare in developing countries. Walk for Tabita takes place on 7 March. It is to honour Tabita,a Sierra Leonean woman who lost her baby because she did not have access to a trained midwife.

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