National media briefing: Butterfly Conservation, charities criticise social care funding plans, the Disasters Emergency Committee and children's charities speak out on child poverty

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Butterfly populations could crash as a result of the record-breaking wet weather this spring and summer, Sir David Attenborough has warned as Butterfly Conservation launches its annual survey.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Sense and Scope, have criticised the government for failing to tackle social care funding, and branded its proposals "empty words".

See The Independent for full story

The Disasters Emergency Committee's East Africa Crisis Appeal has received more than £7m in donations from the Scottish public.

See the Press Association for full story

The children's charities Barnardo's, Save the Children and the Children's Society have called for income to remain a central component of the way child poverty is measured, ahead of a government consultation on the issue.

See the Press Association for full story

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