National media briefing: Sophie Lancaster Foundation, Beating Bowel Cancer, the RNLI and the National Deaf Children's Society

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Manchester police will start recording attacks on goths, emos and punks as hate crimes, after a campaign was run by the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity set up in memory of a girl killed in 2007.

See The Guardian for full story

Cancer charities, including Beating Bowel Cancer, are warning of uncertainty over future access to life-extending drugs when a dedicated fund ends next year.

See BBC News for full story

The RNLI has decided to move ahead with plans for an inshore rescue service at Stonehaven as a result of the closure of the local charity the Maritime Rescue Institute.

See BBC News for full story

The government's plans to reform disability benefits will penalise deaf children, according to the National Deaf Children's Society.

See Channel 4 for full story

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