Final edition of News of the World raises £2.8m for charities

The newspaper will raise additional funds by selling souvenir copies of its first and last editions

Barnardo's will receive money from the News of the World
Barnardo's will receive money from the News of the World

The final edition of the News of the World raised £2.8m for the three charities it decided to support.

Children’s charity Barnardo's, the Forces Children’s Trust and military projects at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity will receive about £933,000 each.

A statement from News International, which owned the newspaper, said today that Sunday’s edition sold 3.8m copies and that 74p of the £1 cover price would be divided equally between the three organisations.

The statement also revealed souvenir copies of the final and first editions of the News of the World are on sale together for £2.95.

It said £1.95 of each sale would be spent on postage and packaging and the £1 cover price would be donated to charity.

News International has yet to clarify which charities will benefit.

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