National media briefing: Age UK, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Marie Keating Foundation, wetsuit sold for Japan effort, Samantha Cameron to auction rat sketch

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Age UK is urging the six million older people in the UK who have never been online to get connected to the internet as a way to help stave off loneliness in old age.

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A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation claims the media is to blame for the public's lack of concern over poverty in its own country.

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The pop singer Ronan Keating is to take part in a relay swim across the Irish Sea in September to raise money for his cancer charity, the Marie Keating Foundation, and Cancer Research UK.

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A used wetsuit sold on the auction website eBay has raised more than £8,000 for victims of the Japanese earthquake after the seller was bombarded with offers.

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Samantha Cameron, the wife of the Prime Minister, is auctioning a picture she drew of the Downing Street rat for charity.

See the Daily Mail for full story

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