National media briefing: Marlborough College, the NCVO, Save the Children - and Bernie Madoff's wife

Charities in today's national news

Residents in a Cornish village oppose plans by Marlborough College to sell off houses left by a former pupil in a charitable trust.
See the Daily Mail for full story

Individual donations fell by 10 per cent in the first half of 2010, according to a survey by Investec bank.
See the Daily Express for full story

The NCVO fears charities could be a soft target for government cuts.
See BBC News for full story

Save the Children welcomes the government’s pledge to increase aid to Afghanistan but says it must not be used for military purposes.
See The Guardian for full story

The wife of jailed financier Bernie Madoff is working as a meal-on-wheels driver in Florida.
See the Daily Mail for full story

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