National media briefing: Labour on voluntary sector cuts, the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, £100k charity bingo games, the RSPB, World Cup final referee in charity cup - and 'Bernhardos'

Charities in today's national news

Labour claims the government is cutting £734m from voluntary projects.

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The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association defends face-to-face fundraising as a BBC Newsnight investigation, broadcast last night, reveals the amounts paid by charities such as the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK to agencies.

See the Daily Mail for full story


A Cardiff man raises £100,000 for good causes with his charity bingo games.

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The RSPB urges people to leave dead wood in their gardens to help wildlife.

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Howard Webb, the football referee, will take charge of his first match since the World Cup final in the Rotherham Charity Cup this weekend.

See Give Me Football for full story


A woman alerts Trading Standards after a ‘Bernhados’ collection bag, in the same green as children’s charity Barnardo’s, is pushed through her door. 

See Wales Online for full story

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