National media briefing: Ikea founder pledges £1bn to charity, Sheffield Children's Hospital, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Trussell Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Ingvar Kamprad, the Swedish founder of the retailer Ikea, has pledged £1bn to charity and told the Ikea Foundation to more than double its charitable spending to almost £100m a year.

See The Daily Telegraph for full details

The former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan is to trek along the Great Wall of China in an effort to raise a quarter of a million pounds for Sheffield Children's Hospital

See BBC News for full story

Researchers and campaigners are to launch a last-ditch effort to save a £36m project, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, that is developing a revolutionary treatment for the disease.

See The Guardian for full story

Tens of thousands of benefits claimants will be referred to charity food banks run by The Trussell Trust, a Christian charity, amid fears that the needy will resort to begging or stealing.

See The Independent for full story

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