National media briefing: the RSPCA, Stonewall, WRVS and Christian Aid

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Almost 16,000 more animals were abandoned last year than in 2007, according to the RSPCA, who warned that pet owners are struggling to make ends meet in times of economic hardship.

See BBC News for full story


The banks Barclays and Coutts have threatened to withdraw sponsorship of the gay rights charity Stonewall's annual awards after complaints about its bigot category.  

See The Guardian for full story


A fear of falling is making many elderly people prisoners in their own homes, a survey by the charity WRVS has suggested.

See BBC News for full story


Twenty-two religious groups and charities, including Christian Aid, have called on the European Union to ban products made by Israeli settlers in the occupied territories.

See Reuters for full story

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