National media briefing: Joint Forces Alliance, Northampton Food Bank, Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland and Cae Post

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Seven derelict former colliery houses are being sold for £1 each to a social enterprise group, Joint Forces Alliance, to help with the retraining and housing of ex-soldiers.
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The charity Northampton Food Bank has raised concerns about a sharp rise in the number of people using its services. saying the increase might be due to other charities disappearing.

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A retired midwife who amassed a fortune by investing in the stock market has left her entire £1.6m estate to Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland.

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The Welsh charity Cae Post has said it has serious concerns for its future because a council wants to take over a household recycling scheme it has been running.

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