National media briefing: the Barnsley Black and Ethnic Minority Initiative, Ambitious About Autism, Child Victims of Crime, Beatbullying and Swindon hospital introduces text donation service

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Barnsley Black and Ethnic Minority Initiative charity in Barnsley is under police investigation after the council expressed concerns about its finances.

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Sally Bercow, the wife of the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, is to donate £100,000 of her appearance fee from Channel 5’s Big Brother to the charity Ambitious About Autism.

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A former police detective has admitted defrauding the children’s charity Child Victims of Crime of more than £26,000.

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Anti-bullying charities, including Beatbullying, say they are worried about anonymous messaging facilities on the social networking site Formspring.

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Swindon's Great Western Hospital is one of the first in the country to introduce a texting service to enable people to make donations.

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