National media briefing: Step Change, SportsAid, the Trussell Trust, Save the Children, Niace and Walking With the Wounded

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The nation's debt problems have become an epidemic that needs solving by means of a national campaign, according to a major report from the government think tank the Smith Institute, published today in conjunction with debt charity Step Change.

See The Independent for full story

The Duchess of Cambridge joined Olympic and Paralympic heroes at a charity ball in London last night in aid of SportsAid.

See the Daily Express for full story

Tens of thousands of families will be dependent on emergency handouts from food banks in the two weeks over Christmas, the Trussell Trust has warned.

See The Independent for full story

The Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron, attended the Save The Children winter gala at London's Guildhall last night.

See the Daily Express for full story

Would-be adult apprentices are being put off by having to borrow to fund their courses, says the education charity Niace, as new data finds only 404 people have applied for loans for adult apprenticeships in the three months since September.

See BBC News for full story

Prince Harry and his fellow Walking With The Wounded expedition competitors are finally able to travel to the starting line of their South Pole trek after blizzard conditions left them snowed in at base camp.

See the Daily Express for full story

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