National media briefing: Age UK, Help for Heroes, the Earth Trust, AbilityNet and Barnardo's

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Michelle Higham, 46, a nurse who stole cash from an Age UK charity shop in Bournemouth, Dorset, where she worked as a volunteer, has been struck off.

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Christopher Copeland, a 51-year-old man from Devon, has denied being involved in frauds totalling £560,000 after allegedly saying he was collecting for the charity Help for Heroes.

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The environmental charity the Earth Trust has begun an appeal to raise £750,000 for an education and visitor centre for an area of Oxfordshire wetlands.

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The government’s digital champion, Baroness Martha Lane Fox, has launched AbilityNet’s Look No Hands charity appeal, which highlights the difficulties faced by disabled people when using new technology.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Young people leaving care should get more government help, according to a group of charities, including Barnardo’s.

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