National media briefing: NSPCC, Scottish SPCA, Desmond launches Health Lottery, Battersea tightrope walk for Comic Relief

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The NSPCC fears children will be put at risk by a loophole they have identified in the government's plans to scale back the vetting and barring scheme.
See The Guardian for full story

The Scottish SPCA, an animal charity, was called 184,195 times last year - a 74 per cent rise in the past three years.
See The Sun for full story 

The media mogul Richard Desmond has launched the Health Lottery, which he hopes will raise a minimum of £50m a year for health charities.
See The Guardian for full story

The Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton yesterday walked a tightrope between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station for Red Nose Day.
See BBC News for full story

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