National media briefing: the Disasters Emergency Committee, Age UK, BackCare, Plan International, National Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The British public has given £60m to help the victims of the Pakistan floods, the Disasters Emergency Committee has said - the third highest amount raised by an appeal by the umbrella group.

See BBC News for full story


The number of people over 50 taking up apprenticeships has nearly doubled in two years, according to Age UK and the Age Employment Network.

See BBC News for full story


Charity BackCare has launched an application for the iPhone OS 4, iPod and iPad Touch, which gives information on all aspects of back care.

See the Daily Mirror for full story


Children's charity Plan International is scaling up its response to floods in Sudan by pledging $1m to help about 70,000 people across three states.

See Reuters for full story


The National Trust has started selling branded National Trust walking boots at £85 a pair.

See The Guardian for full story

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