Action for Blind People has secured a two-year licence with Nickelodeon to sell pin badges featuring characters from the children's television cartoon All Grown Up, the sequel to Rugrats, in a deal brokered by the Big Badge Company.
The charity says it chose the All Grown Up characters because they face challenges, resolve problems and build self-confidence in the same way as the partially sighted and visually impaired children the charity works with.
There are individual Angelica, Chuckie, Tommy and Susie badges, and another badge featuring the group together. They will be on sale for £1 each at 300 branches of Alliance & Leicester from February next year.
Action for Blind People is aiming to sell 15,000 badges and is looking for more retailers to stock them. The money raised will go to the charity's services for its young beneficiaries.
The British Heart Foundation has launched BHF Discoveries, a virtual gifts range available from a dedicated website. Gifts include a 'heart repair kit' for £50, which helps fund stem cell research, and a 'tiny heart protector' for £95, which helps research into the effect of mothers' diets on unborn babies.
Crisis's 2007 fundraising Christmas puddings, which are available for £20 this year on the charity's website, feature a new competition. One hundred Crisis Puds each contain a lucky sixpence that offers prizes such as hampers from Harrods, a Stella McCartney handbag and concert tickets.
Oxfam has expanded its I'm In campaign with a new DRTV drive. The advert, which runs until the end of November, features testimonials from people who explain why they have signed up. Viewers are asked to text or visit the website to give £5 a month.
The British Library is offering consumers the chance to adopt a publication from its 150 million-strong collection of books, manuscripts and newspapers.
The Adopt a Book scheme starts at £25 for the chance to select from a range of titles on the library's revamped website. Recipients receive a personalised certificate recording the title of their publication.