National media briefing: Cancer Research UK, Sentebale, Northern Ireland charity sit-out, the YMCA, and rugby charity clash in doubt

Charities in today's national news

Teacher Neil O'Maonaigh-Lennon, 30, has completed a record-breaking 105 marathons in 105 days to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK. He set off from Brighton, East Sussex, on 10 September and ran anti-clockwise around the coast of Britain.

See the Press Association for full story

Two directors of Sentebale, the charity for African orphans founded by Prince Harry, have resigned, less than a year after it lost its executive chairman.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The annual charity sit-out appeal, which raises money for charities in Northern Ireland, ends today, with The Very Rev Dean Houston McKelvey - dubbed the Black Santa - hoping to have raised £200,000.

See BBC News for full story

The Christian charity YMCA has cancelled a Christmas lunch for pensioners at Handyside Court residential home in Alvaston, Derbyshire, because it would have made a loss.

See the Derby Telegraph for full story

Rugby League club Leeds Rhinos' Boxing Day charity clash with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at Headingley Carnegie Stadium might not go ahead because of a fuel shortage.

See the Yorkshire Evening Post for full story


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