National media briefing: Children in Need, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Sue Ryder

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Welsh chanteuse Bonnie Tyler has re-recorded her hit song Holding Out for a Hero to help Children in Need.

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The American television presenter Oprah Winfrey has raised $600,000 for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College by selling personal items in a giant ‘yard sale’.

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Thieves posed as customers to snatch a Teenage Cancer Trust donations tin from a South Shields coffee shop.

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A murderer who escaped from a Worcestershire prison had been working in a Sue Ryder charity shop as part of a prisoner volunteer scheme just two months before he absconded.

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