Hallmark is contributing £250,000 to the charities as part of its Cards for a Cure campaign. The card company has also designed a special Mother's Day card incorporating a £5,000 diamond donated by Beaverbrooks, which will be auctioned on 27 February to raise further funds for the charities. Three smaller replica cards, each holding a half-carat diamond, will be given away as competition prizes. Television advertising will be used to support the campaign.
The Prostate Cancer Charity aims to recruit supporters to form 50 football teams with up to eight players each to play in its fundraising Real Man Cup in support of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, which starts on 10 March. The tournament, on 8 March, is open to over-18s and the entry fee for each team is £150.
Walk the Walk, the grant-making health charity, will hold its first SunWalk in Newcastle on 7 September. Participants will collect sponsorship for walking wearing decorated bras.
Counselling charity wpf Counselling and Psychotherapy has launched a £4.5m appeal to raise funds to move to new premises in London in July.
Shelter will receive all proceeds of Beth Ditto and Jarvis Cocker's cover version of Heaven 17's 1983 hit Temptation, which will be available to download from online music retailers.