National media briefing: the Papworth Trust, the Great North Run, Autism NI and a raid on Connors Toy Library

Charities in today's national news

Disabled people are twice as likely as the non-disabled to go without heating, food, clothes and leisure activities, according to research from the disability charity Papworth Trust.

See The Independent for full story


Ant and Dec fired the starting guns for the Great North Run yesterday, sending 54,000 on the Tyneside race including X-Factor winner Joe McElderry.

See Sky News for full story


Autism charity Autism NI has called on the Department of Health to identify the exact number of families currently waiting for a carer's assessment.

See BBC News for full story


Police are hunting a group of thieves who stole or destroyed toys worth £3,000 in a raid on children’s charity Connors Toy Library in Portsmouth.

See the Daily Mirror for full story

 

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