The RNLI will receive the proceeds from the sale of two Ferrari sports cars, worth an estimated £8m, which a supporter left to the lifeboat charity in his will. The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB and a 275 GTB/4 from 1967 will be auctioned at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire in October and are expected to raise £6m and £2m respectively. The sums would make the gift, which came from the Northamptonshire businessman Richard Colton, the biggest legacy ever received by the RNLI.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has produced a series of images of models with fox-like features as part of a campaign to highlight illegal fox hunting. The charity's Sly Ones campaign is part of its call for the hunting act to be strengthened because, it claims, many hunts are breaking the law on hunting with hounds. The three vulpine-like images, which were created by the agency J Walter Thompson, are captioned "It's not the foxes who are sly".
The Broads Society, a charity that aims to secure a sustainable future for the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, wants to know how the owners of vintage boats, such as this wherry, can be incentivised to keep them running because it fears their use on the waterways is in decline. The society's proposal for a cut in toll fees for the owners of old vessels was rejected in April. But Robin Godber, chair of the charity, said it was looking for other ideas for helping owners of vintage boats to keep them sailing on the broads.