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UK fifth most generous nation, says GoFundMe crowdfunding platform

UK fifth most generous nation, says GoFundMe crowdfunding platform

According to its figures, Ireland, the US, Australia and Canada fill the top four places, and Edinburgh emerges as the most generous city in the UK

Series of frauds brings Charity Commission warning

Series of frauds brings Charity Commission warning

The regulator says it has received a number of reports from charities that fraudsters have attempted to impersonate members of staff to get their bank details changed

Sir John Low to leave the Charities Aid Foundation

Sir John Low to leave the Charities Aid Foundation

He has led the organisation as chief executive since 2007 and will step down once a successor has been appointed

Salvation Army appeals for help after baby Jesus is stolen

Salvation Army appeals for help after baby Jesus is stolen

A model of the infant went missing from a nativity scene on sale in the charity's Peterborough store earlier this week

Controversial telecoms firm Huawei donates £100,000 to Childline

Controversial telecoms firm Huawei donates £100,000 to Childline

The company says it will also donate the proceeds from Tuesday's London Winter Concert at the Royal Festival Hall to the NSPCC's helpline

Fellows of Society of Antiquaries condemn decision on child sex offender

Fellows of Society of Antiquaries condemn decision on child sex offender

More than 200 fellows write to The Observer to apologise after a meeting of fellows rejected a proposal to remove Hubert Chesshyre from membership

RSPCA in 'formal dispute' with the union Unite over new pay proposals

RSPCA in 'formal dispute' with the union Unite over new pay proposals

The union is conducting a consultative ballot with members over the possibility of industrial action

Action on Hearing Loss latest charity to drop Prince Andrew as patron

Action on Hearing Loss latest charity to drop Prince Andrew as patron

Senior management met the prince, who had been patron of the charity since 2013, last week

NPC think tank calls for 'era of openness' in manifesto

NPC think tank calls for 'era of openness' in manifesto

The charity says there is a need for more transparency around charities' performance

Save the Children offers up to three months' parental leave to all staff on full pay

Save the Children offers up to three months' parental leave to all staff on full pay

The policy is believed to be the most generous such arrangement among UK charities

Give voluntary organisations a clearer role in emergencies, says British Red Cross

Give voluntary organisations a clearer role in emergencies, says British Red Cross

A report published today by the charity says legislation should be amended to beef up the role of charities and community groups

Charity leaders call on parties to amend campaigning rules

Charity leaders call on parties to amend campaigning rules

Signed by 18 representatives of charities, the letter says the lobbying act should be revised and grant and contract agreements should not contain anti-lobbying clauses

Children in Need raises £47.9m on the night - £3m down on last year

Children in Need raises £47.9m on the night - £3m down on last year

The fundraising event was unable to match the record on-the-night total of £50.6m raised last year

Emergency hospice appeal raises almost half a million pounds in four months

Emergency hospice appeal raises almost half a million pounds in four months

Acorns Children's Hospice is bidding to raise £2m over four years to secure the long-term future of one of its hospices

Craig Bennett to depart Friends of the Earth

Craig Bennett to depart Friends of the Earth

The chief executive will take up the same role at The Wildlife Trusts in April next year