National media briefing: Medical Detection Dogs, Help for Heroes, ManKind and Carers UK

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A dog has been trained by charity Medical Detection Dogs to help its narcoleptic owner – who regularly falls asleep without any warning, suffering cuts and bruises – by licking her face and neck until she wakes up.

See the Daily Mail for the full story


Help for Heroes is close to raising £100m for war wounded troops after a three-and-a-half year campaign.

See The Sun for the full story


Figures from domestic abuse charity ManKind show that the number of women convicted of domestic violence in England and Wales has more than doubled in the last five years.

See the Daily Mail for the full story


Carers UK says the "big society doesn't come for free" and warns that community projects need resources to get off the ground, as research reveals a 1,600 fall in the number of registered charities.

See The Guardian for the full story

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