National media briefing: Conman poses as royalty for charity cash, RNLI, NSPCC, Chernobyl Children's Lifeline, the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry

Charities in today's national news

A conman posing as Prince Harry on Facebook has stolen thousands of pounds that donors thought were going to help African orphans through a charity set up "in memory of Princess Diana".
See the Daily Star for full story

A man has installed an ice rink in his front garden in order to raise funds for the RNLI. Greig Howe, from Bournemouth, created the attraction at his home for one weekend but is hoping to find a more permanent venue nearby.
See BBC News for full story

The NSPCC has denied that it is behind a new Facebook campaign that asks users to fight child abuse by changing their profile picture to a cartoon character. The campaign, which boasts a group page with nearly 90,000 fans, asked people to "join the fight against child abuse" and change their picture before today.
See the Daily Mail for full story

Emmerdale star Lyndon Ogbourne, who plays Nathan Wylde in the show, has visited the new charity shop of the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline in Swindon and become its patron.
See the Swindon Advertiser for full story

Prince William and Kate Middleton are raising money for charity by charging broadcasters from non-Commonwealth nations £1,500 per minute for footage of the TV interview about their engagement. All proceeds raised are going to the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, which helps charities including the armed forces charity Help for Heroes, the homelessness organisation Centrepoint and the wildlife group Tusk Trust.
See The Sun for full story

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