National media briefing: Alcohol Concern, The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Help For Heroes, Keep A Child Alive, ARK, ActionAid - and the award for least generous charity card seller goes to...

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing

Alcohol Concern is calling for powers over the licensing and pricing of alcohol to be devolved to Wales.

See BBC News for full story

Tens of thousands of people with lung cancer are being neglected, with their chances of surviving the disease hardly better than in the 1970s, The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has warned.

See Daily Mail for full story

Finalists of this year's X Factor have topped the singles chart with their version of David Bowie's Heroes, which has been released in aid of the armed forces charity Help For Heroes.

See BBC News for full story

Popstar Lady Gaga is one of a number of celebrities to pledge to keep off Twitter until $1million (£640,000) is raised for Keep A Child Alive, an Aids charity.

See Metro for full story

Lord Myners will today be appointed to the board of trustees for the international children’s charity ARK (Absolute Return for Kids).
See City AM for full story

Anti-poverty charity ActionAid accuses brewing giant SABMiller of avoiding a potential £20m tax bill in India and Africa by diverting profits through subsidiaries in tax havens.

See The Guardian for full story

Cards Galore has been awarded the Scrooge award for the stingiest charity card seller by the Charities Advisory Trust for the second year running.

See The Independent for full story

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