National media briefing: Centrepoint, Macmillan Cancer Support, the National Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Care

Charities in today's national news

Charities in today's national news
Charities in today's national news

The homelessness charity Centrepoint is urging people to sell their unwanted Christmas presents on its specially created eBay page to help homeless people across the UK.
See the Daily Mail for full story

The Scottish Labour Party leader, Iain Gray, has said the party will donate £4m to a scheme run by Macmillan Cancer Support if it wins May's Holyrood elections. The pilot scheme, which runs financial advice projects at its five main cancer treatment centres in Scotland, is due to end in April.
See Press Association for full story

One of Flemish artist Pieter Brueghel the Younger's greatest works will not be lost from public view after a three-month fundraising campaign by the National Trust to find £2.72m.
See The Independent for full story

The Conservative peer Lord Forsyth has successfully climbed Antarctica's highest peak, Mount Vinson, raising more than £350,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Children in Need India.
See BBC News for full story

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