National media briefing: Age UK, Children 1st, Learn Burma, Michael Jackson jacket auctioned

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Leading charities, including Age UK, have written to The Daily Telegraph warning the current care system is "reaching crisis point" and must be radically overhauled, even it means making people pay more.
See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The chief executive of the children’s charity Children 1st has called on the Scottish football club Hearts to sack Craig Thomson after the defender pleaded guilty to indecent behaviour towards two underage girls and was placed on the sex offenders register.
See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Ben Hammond danced for 72 hours during the music festival Glastonbury to raise money and awareness for his new charity, Learn Burma.
See The Guardian for full story

The famous red leather jacket worn by the singer Michael Jackson in his 1983 Thriller video has sold at auction in California for £1.1m, and will be used to raise money for children’s charities.
See BBC News for full story

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