National media briefing: Brake, North Shropshire Voluntary Action, War Child and the MS Society

Charities in today's national news

Road safety charity Brake has called for bike helmets to be included in London's cycle hire scheme after it emerged that six people had been injured since it began.

See BBC News for full story

 

A former head of North Shropshire Voluntary Action has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for stealing thousands of pounds from the charity, causing it to collapse.

See BBC News for full story

 

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, France’s first lady, has recorded a cover of David Bowie’s Absolute Beginners for an album that will raise money for the War Child charity.

See Sky News for full story

 

A row has engulfed the MS Society over plans to close its respite centres for people with multiple sclerosis.

See The Independent for full story

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