National media briefing: Pixie Lott promotes Beatbullying, big society plans blasted, Sands, Children In Need, DrugScope

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing

Pop star Pixie Lott has donated her song Get Weak to Beatbullying to raise awareness of bullying and the song will become the anthem for the charity's global online protest campaign, the Big March.

See Liverpool Echo for full story

 

David Cameron's plans for the big society have been branded "madness" and "badly thought out" by the think tank the New Economics Foundation.

See the Daily Mirror for full story

 

Thousands of parents are missing out on the chance to discover why their babies died during pregnancy or shortly after birth, says the charity Sands, which is calling for more government money to improve services.

See BBC News for full story

 

The TV presenter Gail Porter and Tana Ramsay, the wife of chef Gordon Ramsay, have joined forces to promote this year's Children In Need charity appeal, whose theme this year is 'Get Baking'.

See the Daily Mail for full story

 

A number of charities, including DrugScope, are supporting research that has found reducing the use of drugs would be better tackled by having a bigger welfare state.

See The Guardian for full story

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