National media briefing: the London Marathon, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, FPA and the Soil Association

Charities in today's national news

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former director of communications, attacks the recent Dispatches documentary on the London Marathon.
See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Sir Ian Botham begins a walk to mark the 25th anniversary of his first fundraising walk for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
See BBC News for full story

Julie Bentley, chief executive of sexual health charity FPA, says comments by Tory leader David Cameron that the abortion time limit should be reduced from 22 to 20 weeks are "thoroughly misguided and without foundation or reason".
See The Guardian for full story

The Daily Telegraph looks at high-profile corporate philanthropists including Bart Becht, chief executive of cleaning products company Reckitt Benckiser.
See The Daily Telegraph for full story

A Soil Association report reveals that sales of organic food have slumped for the first time.
See The Guardian for full story

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