The Week in Charities

Sir Paul McCartney has backed an IFAW in Action campaign to protect the ban on hunting with dogs.

Conservative Party leader David Cameron has pledged to allow MPs a free vote on whether to repeal the Act if he becomes Prime Minister. IFAW in Action is sending a report that includes McCartney's comments to prospective parliamentary candidates, urging them to keep the ban in place.

Art Beyond Belief, a charity set up to enable inter-faith dialogue through art, has appointed WarwickRogers to advise on marketing, comms and media strategy. The charity wants to build its reputation as a uniquely progressive social agency that benefits vulnerable community members.

Twestival London has brought in Borkowski to handle its comms for the forthcoming event on 25 March. The agency will manage the day-to-day press office for the event, which will raise money for charity Concern Worldwide. It will also be working with the Twestival London team to support its social media activity.

The Church of England has launched a campaign asking people to submit their prayers to, to mark the beginning of Lent. The prayers will be read by senior bishops including the Archbishop of York during the next few weeks.

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