National Media Briefing: Cancer Research UK, ChildLine, Age UK, the Health Foundation and an hour's volunteering for Nelson Mandela's birthday

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing

Cancer rates for middle-aged women in Scotland are higher than the average for Britain, with about 10 new cases being diagnosed every day, a study by Cancer Research UK has revealed.
See BBC News for full story

The TV presenter Dermot O'Leary is to host an X Factor ball in aid of the childrens' charity ChildLine, with stars from previous series of the talent show appearing at the London’s Savoy Hotel in October.
See The Sun for full story

A dossier compiled by major charities, including Age UK and the Health Foundation, says sick elderly people have been left screaming in pain, with others given the wrong drugs, while families were denied crucial information about the health of their loved ones.
See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Thousands of middle-class South Africans are expected to mark Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday today by heeding a call to spend an hour doing voluntary work.
See The Independent for full story

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