The Week in Charities

WWF-UK, RSPB, Christian Aid and other charities are launching a coalition of activities called Ask the Climate Question, aimed at ensuring climate action is firmly on the agenda of the main political parties going in to the general election. By mobilising supporters across the UK, the coalition is aiming to get all parties to raise the profile of climate change in their election campaigns.

Climate change: election issue
Climate change: election issue

TreeHouse, the national charity for autism education, has appointed Mark Atkinson as director of communications, policy and research. He will start on 1 June, moving from a role as director of policy and communications at the Youth Sport Trust.

The Cricket Foundation has signed up Lancashire and former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff to be the face of its Chance to Shine campaign, to bring the educational benefits of cricket to two million children in a third of state schools by 2015.

THE PDSA has overhauled its website ( to focus on key pet health information. It aims to attract and retain visitors, raise awareness of the charity and its work, and generate income. After a four-way pitch, PDSA selected InboxDMG to work with the in-house team on the design and information architecture of the revamped website.

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