National media briefing: Barnardo's, the Freedom Charity, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Beacon of Hope and RSPCA

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Barnardo’s, the children’s charity, is producing individually 3D-printed snowglobes of the homes of people who donate to their Home For Christmas campaign as part of a drive to raise money before Christmas Day.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story


The Metropolitan Police, together with the Freedom Charity, has launched a smartphone app to help young people who might be at risk of being forced into marriage

See BBC News for full story


Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, is donating half a billion dollars in his company’s stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, his second major donation since committing to giving away most of his wealth.

See Reuters for full story


Beacon of Hope
, a charity helping people with terminal illness in Ceredigion and Powys, has gone into voluntary liquidation with the loss of 17 full and part-time jobs.

See BBC News for full story


The chief executive of the RSPCA has defended the £330,000 spent on the charity’s successful prosecution of David Cameron’s local Oxfordshire hunt, blaming the Crown Prosecution Service’s poor track record on prosecuting such cases.

 

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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