National media briefing: the Saracens Sport Foundation, Bill Gates, Comic Relief and Amnesty International

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A torch from the 1948 Olympics is being auctioned to raise money for the Saracens Sport Foundation charity by its owner, the author and former politician Lord Archer.

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Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, has said spending his time on philanthropy has been "fun" and "very positive" and that many other rich Americans have signed up to his initiative, the Giving Pledge.

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The co-founder of Comic Relief, Peter Bennett-Jones, will be given the special award at the Bafta Television Awards on Sunday.

See The Guardian for full story

Egypt still has a "mountain to climb" in the battle to achieve justice for the hundreds killed by security forces in this year's uprising, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

See The Guardian for full story

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