National media briefing: Action Against Medical Accidents, Narthex Sparkhill, Alzheimer's Research UK and ShelterBox

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A Ministry of Justice plan to cut legal aid for patients left physically or mentally damaged by NHS care is being legally challenged by the medical safety charity Action Against Medical Accidents.

See The Independent for full story

The Birmingham faith-based charity Narthex Sparkhill has won £425,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to operate the city’s first dedicated food bank to prevent poor families from starving.

See the Daily Mail for full story

Dementia research in the UK is set to benefit from a £5.1m investment from the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, which will fund more than 50 new and existing projects across the country.

See BBC News for full story

ShelterBox has sent more than £2.2m in aid to the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

See BBC News for full story

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