Alan Yentob 'agreed to step down' as Kids Company chair | New guidelines on fundaising from vulnerable people | Public 'less willing to donate' after Cooke case

Plus: Oxfam reports record income | Air Ambulance Service criticised by regulator | Growth in legacy income slows down

Alan Yentob
Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob, chair of Kids Company for 18 years, agreed to step down as a condition of the charity receiving a £3m emergency grant from the government, according to reports.

The Direct Marketing Association has published a set of free training materials for telemarketing agents on how to deal with vulnerable people, including flash cards on the characteristics of some of the most common vulnerabilities.

Charity supporters are significantly less willing to donate to charity since the negative media coverage surrounding the death of Olive Cooke, according to new analysis from the research company YouGov.

Oxfam’s income rose by £12m in 2014/15 to £401.4m, its highest-ever level, according to its latest annual accounts. The figures, for the year to the end of March 2015, show that the charity's income from public fundraising increased by 2.5 per cent on the previous year, to £100.8m.

The Charity Commission has concluded that there were serious governance failings at the Air Ambulance Charity after it ran a fundraising event that lost £111,000 and made a loan of £27,000 to its deputy chief executive without prior consultation with trustees.

Charity legacy income rose by more than 4 per cent over the past year, but the rate of growth has slowed recently, according to new figures from Legacy Foresight. 

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