National media briefing: Dogs Trust, Help for Heroes, Alcohol Concern and National Literacy Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The number of stray dogs being picked up in Scotland has fallen by more than a fifth since last year, according to a survey by the Dogs Trust.

See BBC News for the full story

A group of motorcycle riders has left Gloucester Docks bound for Bosnia as part of a charity ride to raise money for Help for Heroes.

See BBC News for the full story

In response to new research that shows up to 5,000 older people could be saved each year if the government set a minimum price for alcohol of 50p per unit, Alcohol Concern says older people might drink too much as a result of life-changing events such as retirement or bereavement.

See The Guardian for the full story

Data published by the National Literacy Trust shows that only 30 per cent of eight to 16-year-olds now read every day in their own time compared with 40 per cent seven years ago.

See The Daily Telegraph for the full story


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