National media briefing: Japanese Red Cross, Alzheimer's Research UK, Brake, British Stammering Association

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

U2 and Justin Bieber are among musicians who have agreed to contribute songs to an album to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

See BBC News for full story

The founder of the food chain Iceland is preparing to join a British expedition to climb Everest in the hope of raising more than £1m for Alzheimer's Research UK.

See BBC News for full story

The government's decision to rule out lowering the legal drink-drive limit has been criticised by doctors and road safety charities, including Brake, as "bitterly disappointing" and a wasted opportunity to save lives.

See The Guardian for full story

The British Stammering Association has criticised a Lenny Henry Comic Relief sketch which ridiculed people with a stutter.

See The Sun for full story

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