National media briefing: Diabetes UK; Navca and Community Matters; Comic Relief; Mencap

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing
A train station worker has raised £20,000 for Diabetes UK by selling second-hand books to commuters. Douglas Fennell has been selling books at Sanderstead station in Croydon since 2008.

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The failed merger between local infrastructure bodies Navca and Community Matters shows how pension deficits can cause charities problems, according to Jane Tully, head of policy at the Charity Finance Group.

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Samantha Cameron, the Prime Minister’s wife, has been baking cakes with two of her children for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day – she donned a red wig for the occasion.

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Learning disability charity Mencap says that vulnerable people living in care homes run by Castlebeck, the care home provider that went into administration yesterday, must receive proper support. Castlebeck ran Winterbourne View, the home at the centre of an abuse scandal in 2011.

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