National media briefing: Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Thatcher handbag in charity auction, Raising Malawi Academy for Girls, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing
The Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs has claimed some firms are "at their wits' end" because of workers phoning in sick after heavy drinking over the bank holiday weekends.
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An iconic handbag owned by the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is expected to fetch at least £100,000 for charity when it goes under the hammer in June.
See Sky News for full story

The pop star Madonna has begun her legal defence against sacked workers at her Raising Malawi Academy for Girls who are trying to sue for unfair dismissal.
See The Sun for full story

Everton FC captain Phil Neville's six-year-old daughter, who was born with cerebral palsy, is to take part in a charity fun run to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
See the Daily Mirror for full story

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