National media briefing: Help for Heroes, fundraisers 'under pressure', Kidscape and vinspired

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing

A soldier who "disgraced" his regiment by conning Help for Heroes out of £2,459 has been spared jail because of his service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Fundraisers are "feeling under huge pressure", according to Amanda McLean, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising.

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A law being brought in to protect children from sex offenders will be undermined because it is too easy for them to change their names without informing the authorities, children's charity Kidscape has warned.

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Youth volunteering charity vinspired, which has launched its own iPhone app, allowing users to find volunteering opportunities in their area.

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