National media briefing: Crisis, Get Connected, Samaritan's Purse, charity merger service launched

Charities in today's national news

The rock group Coldplay performed the second of two 'secret' gigs last night at the Journal Tyne Theatre in Newcastle to raise funds for the homelessness charity Crisis, following a similar concert in Liverpool on Sunday.
See The Northern Echo for full story

Get Connected, a charity that signposts young people across the UK to services, has said its records show that in the past financial year an average of three to four organisations supporting young people have disappeared each week from its network of organisations.
See Children and Young People Now for full story

A charity in East Lothian, Scotland, was helped out by a squad of rugby players after one of its lorries got stuck in snow when going to pick up presents from a depot. Preston Lodge Rugby Club helped bail out the Samaritan's Purse lorry, which will deliver presents to children in Belarus.
See The Scotsman for full story

Yorkshire-based law firm Dickinson Dees has launched a match-making service for charities, which aims to help charities wishing to merge find other organisations in a similar position.
See Insider Media for full story

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