National media briefing: Disability charities say benefit cuts fuel abuse, BT Sport Relief Challenge, the Queen's Silver Jubilee Trust and Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Charities in today's national news

The government's focus on alleged fraud and overclaiming to justify cuts in disability benefits has caused an increase in resentment and abuse directed at disabled people, charities including Scope, Mencap an the National Autistic Society have warned.

See The Guardian for full story


The comedian John Bishop is to undertake a gruelling triathlon for charity – he will attempt to cycle, row and run 290 miles from Paris to London in five days as part of his BT Sport Relief Challenge.

See Press Association for full story


Fred Goodwin, the former head of RBS who was stripped of his knighthood, has resigned as a trustee of the Queen’s personal charity, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust.

See Daily Mail for full story


The US breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure has reversed a decision to cut funding to reproductive health group Planned Parenthood, after a furious outcry.

See BBC News for full story

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