National media briefing: the Trussell Trust, DrugScope, Consumer Credit Counselling Service, Prostate Cancer Charity

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Trussell Trust charity, which was originally set up to send food parcels to poor people in eastern Europe, has redirected its aid efforts to people living on the breadline in Devon.

See the Daily Mirror for full story

The arrival of rogue, high-purity batches of heroin is believed to have triggered a spate of overdose deaths in the middle of Britain's longest heroin drought, drugs charities such as DrugScope have warned.

See The Guardian for full story

Job losses and falling incomes look set to leave rising numbers of households unable to repay their debts, the Consumer Credit Counselling Service has said in a report.

See The Independent for full story

Shoes made in the style of real horses' feet and legs are to be sold at the National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity.

See BBC News for full story

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