National media briefing: RSPB, Platform2, Sick Kids Friends' Foundation, Isle of Man Children's Centre

Charities in today's national news

Barn owls are starving to death because of the cold weather, which could have "serious conservation implications", according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
See the Daily Mail for full story

A British charity worker died when she fell four floors from a hotel window in Kathmandu, Nepal, after a night out with friends. Jennifer Smith, from Greater Manchester, was on a voluntary placement with the UK-based global volunteering charity Platform2 when the incident happened on 4 December.
See the Daily Telegraph for full story

A Christmas carols evening organised for the Sick Kids Friends' Foundation raised £20,000, despite some performers being unable to reach the church in Edinburgh due to heavy snow.
See The Scotsman for full story

Five of the 27 staff at the Isle of Man Children's Centre charity, which provides support for Manx children and families, have been made redundant because of government cuts.
See BBC News for full story

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