National media briefing: the Forever Friends Appeal, Public Concern at Work, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the World Press Photo Foundation

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The inventor Sir James Dyson has donated £4m towards the building of a cancer centre at Royal United Hospital in Bath, which the hospital’s fundraising charity, the Forever Friends Appeal, says is the biggest donation it has ever received.

See BBC News for full story

About 60 per cent of whistleblowers who voice fears about their workplace receive no response from their managers, a survey by the charity Public Concern at Work suggests.

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The actor Leonardo DiCaprio has helped to raise almost $39m (£25.6m) as a guest auctioneer to raise money for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The World Press Photo Foundation has announced a review of the most prestigious prize in news photography after claims that the winning image might have been a fake.

See The Independent for full story


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