Charities in today's national news
Daisy Chain, a Teesside charity that supports children and young people with autism, says it's struggling to cope with the demand for its services after experiencing a 600 per cent rise in the number of families asking for help over the past year.
The possessions of the late TV presenter Sir Jimmy Saville – including a Rolls Royce Corniche, a BMW Isetta Bubble car and a diamond-encrusted 18 carat gold Rolex watch – will be auctioned in aid of the Jimmy Saville Charitable Trust.
The Royal British Legion says the number of homeless ex-service personnel in the UK has fallen to approximately 1,100.
The Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson, who suffers from dementia, will take part in the Windsor Memory Walk on 13 October in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.