National media briefing: Japan fundraising criticism, the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, British Waterways and a charity gig

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Some UK charities are facing criticisms that they were too quick to start fundraising for Japan and did not have a clear idea about whether the money was actually needed.

See BBC News for full story

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service has revealed that nearly 50,000 people logged on to its website last year to seek urgent advice between midnight and 7am.

See the Daily Mail for full story

The government has opened a consultation to look into how British Waterways will be replaced with a charity and how to ensure public access.

See The Guardian for full story

Promoters for a charity gig set up to raise money for victims of the Japanese tsunami have criticised websites for allowing people to resell tickets for profit.

See Newsbeat for full story

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