National media briefing: Alder Hey Children's Charity, Groupon head pledges half his fortune to charity, the Money Advice Trust, Unicef and the PDSA

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The footballer Steven Gerrard has been named a founding partner of Alder Hey Children's Charity after making a £500,000 donation to the Liverpool hospital.

See the Daily Mail for full story

Eric Lefkofsky, the chief executive of the discount deal website Groupon, has become the latest billionaire to sign away half his fortune to charity.

See the Daily Mail for full story

The UK is facing a "rent debt crisis", according to debt charity Money Advice Trust, with rent arrears being the fastest growing debt problem.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The UN children's charity, Unicef, says one in three children under five worldwide have not had their births registered.

See BBC News for full story

Millions of dog owners neglect their pets, failing even to take them on proper walks, a study by the PDSA claims.

See the Daily Mail for full story

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