What's new: Your round-up of the latest fundraising camapigns

The Mental Health Foundation is targeting a direct mail fundraising campaign at 12,000 warm supporters that also asks for help in lobbying the Government to improve access to psychological therapies on the NHS.

The charity is one of five organisations leading the We Need to Talk campaign, which is demanding wider access to psychological therapies. It says it hopes to keep its donors engaged by involving them in key policy and campaigning issues.

The mail pack focuses on two service users who benefited from NHS-funded 'talking therapies'. It asks for a monthly donation of between £3 and £15 to help pay for the campaign.

The Refugee Council is hosting a fundraising comedy night in London on 18 June. No Laughing Matter will feature comedians including Jeff Innocent and Shappi Khorsandi in an event to mark the start of Refugee Week 2007.

The Willow Foundation, a charity that organises events for young adults with serious illnesses, is to benefit from an exhibition and auction of 100 signed photographs of past and present Arsenal Football Club players at Bonhams auction house in London. Sportography Fever Pics opened last week. Former Arsenal player Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, founded Willow in 1999.

The National Benevolent Fund for the Aged's flagship fundraising event, the Best Tea Time Ever, takes place on 11 July. Supporters are encouraged to raise funds by holding tea parties. The campaign will pay for emergency telephone alarms, pain relief machines and holidays for older people on low incomes.

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