Third sector at large - 'What do we want? Er, not much ?- When do we want it ...?'

The Charity Commission, a glamour model getting touchy-feely and Old Macdonald are on our minds this week

- Anyone fearing a bit of a rumble at last week's annual meeting of the Charity Commission need not have worried. The Public and Commercial Services Union's doorstep demo against cuts involved no chanting, no finger-jabbing, no placards, nothing really - just half a dozen polite civil servants in suits handing out leaflets and talking moderately about fraud prevention. No doubt there'll be plenty of the other stuff on other fronts later in the year, complete with braziers if the weather turns cold.

- Not content with inventing Mr Testicles and the near-naked cycling suits, featured recently in At Large, the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign has now gone right to the brink. The charity persuaded the fashion photographer Rankin and the model Rhian Sugden (think The Sun, page three) to produce a short video that attracted 700,000 views on YouTube in a week. Its message that men should check their balls begins with a semi-pornographic twist and leaves little to the imagination. "The boldest and most daring thing we have produced," says MCAC chief Patrick Cox. "But that's what we do. We're over the moon and heading for a million-plus."

- Our blogger Peter Wanless of the Big Lottery Fund says that there's no shortage of fascinating stuff on Twitter to stimulate the mind. Not if you follow Sir Stuart Etherington of the NCVO, there isn't: despite a reminder from At Large exactly a year ago, he still hasn't got beyond "Hello Twitter" on 12 March 2009. Come on, Sir Stu, get your finger out.

- Former philosophy student Chester Mojay-Sinclare - crazy name, crazy guy - isn't content with founding Alive and Giving, the charity information and donation website that's had a few ups and downs. He recently invented a way of scattering his grandmother's ashes from a meteorological balloon on the edge of space, and now he's turned it into a business at £4,950 a shot. You can't keep a good man down.

- Yet more bonkers records: the theme park Gulliver's hosted a day out for beneficiaries of its charity of the year Dreams Come True, and - according to its release - "more than 429 of them belted out the nursery rhyme Old Macdonald Had a Farm to smash the existing record of 332." You sort of wish they'd leave it out.

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