National media briefing: Action for Children, Age UK, Sparks and BBC Wildlife Fund

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A quarter of Scottish parents believe children are more likely to suffer neglect in the summer holidays than during term time, new research by the charity Action for Children suggests.

See The Scotsman for full story

A woman who bought a painting for £12 in an Age UK charity shop in Cumbria later found out it was actually worth £3,000.

See the Daily Mirror for full story

The Downing Street garden will become a campsite this weekend when a group of scouts from Wandsworth, south London, hold a summer sleepover to raise money for the children's health charity Sparks.

See the London Evening Standard for full story

The heads of 45 conservation groups including Greenpeace UK and the RSPB have condemned the BBC's decision to scrap the BBC Wildlife Fund that allows viewers to contribute to projects aimed at bringing back dwindling species from the brink of extinction.

See Guardian for full story

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