National media briefing: Firefighters finish round-the-world trip, Shelter, the Network for Surviving Stalking, and Coldplay's Olympics song

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A group of charity firefighters have returned home after a 30,000-mile, round-the-world trip in a fire engine to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
See the Daily Mail for full story

The housing charity Shelter is calling for council tax breaks on second homes to be axed, after a report found that this could raise £42m a year to tackle the housing crisis.
See The Guardian for full story

The Network for Surviving Stalking charity is calling for stalking laws to be toughened up to prevent murders.
See BBC News for full story

The rock group Coldplay have been asked to write and perform a song at the opening of the London 2012 Olympics, which would then be released with the money raised going to sports charities.
See MTV for full story

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