Charities in today's national news
Gingerbread and 4Children are worried by government plans to compel single parents to seek work once their youngest children reach five.
Spitz, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence in Wiltshire, receives £250,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to help it cope with escalating demand for its services.
The Private Equity Foundation offers pro bono business support to help effective youth charities expand, says Shaks Ghosh, its chief executive.
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A Dundee hairdresser tells STV about climbing Ben Nevis in her bikini to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the city’s Ninewells Hospital, after her brother died from the condition last year.