National media briefing: Sustain defends beekeeping campaign, Belfast's Black Santa due to 'sit out', Teenage Cancer Trust, Charity game bundle launched

Charities in today's national news

The food charity Sustain has defended the London Mayor's under-fire Capital Bee campaign, which aims to increase beekeeping in London. The scheme offers community groups the chance to keep bees, but has been criticised for saturating the capital with inexperienced beekeepers.
See the Guardian for full story

Belfast's 'Black Santa' is to begin his annual Christmas sit-out for charity today. The very Rev Dr Houston McKelvey will follow the tradition, started 30 years ago, of sitting out outside St Anne's Cathedral until Christmas Eve, in order to raise money for several charities, including Christian Aid.
See BBC News for full story

The piece of paper on which the singer Chris Rea wrote the lyrics to Road to Hell has failed to meet its reserve price at an auction intended to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
See BBC News for full story

Developers are offering gamers the chance to choose how much they pay for a a five-game pack, called the Humble Indie Bundle #2, in order to raise cash for the five companies' chosen charities.
See the Independent for full story

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