National media briefing: British Forces Foundation, The Connection, Dogs Trust, the Foyer Foundation

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Lady Thatcher's black handbag, which she used during a visit to the US in 1985, has fetched £25,000 at a charity auction, with proceeds from the sale going to the British Forces Foundation, Combat Stress and the skin condition charity DebRA.
See The Guardian for full story

Works of art by London rough sleepers have gone on show at St Martin-in-the-Fields in central London as part of an exhibition organised by the homelessness charity The Connection.
See BBC News for full story

Animal welfare groups, including Dogs Trust, have warned dog owners not to leave their pets in cars during hot weather, after two police dogs died yesterday in a locked car and two others were rescued by officers.
See The Guardian for full story

Cory Monteith, star of the US TV show Glee, who is an ambassador of the Virgin Unite foundation and works with three homelessness charities, including the UK-based Foyer Federation, has spoken out about the "hidden problem" of youth homelessness.
See Sky News for full story

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