National media briefing: Gingerbread and 4Children, Spitz, Private Equity Foundation - and climbing Ben Nevis in a bikini

Charities in today's national news

Gingerbread and 4Children are worried by government plans to compel single parents to seek work once their youngest children reach five.

See The Guardian for full story

Spitz, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence in Wiltshire, receives £250,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to help it cope with escalating demand for its services.

See BBC News for full story


The Private Equity Foundation offers pro bono business support to help effective youth charities expand, says Shaks Ghosh, its chief executive.

See the Financial Times for full story (registration might be needed)


A Dundee hairdresser tells STV about climbing Ben Nevis in her bikini to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the city’s Ninewells Hospital, after her brother died from the condition last year.

See STV Living for full story

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