National media briefing: Missing People, Britons urged to donate 10% of estate to charity, Keep A Child Alive, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project

Charities in today's national news

The father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence has backed a campaign by the charity Missing People urging the government to introduce a "presumption of death" act, which would enable family members of missing people to have more rights over a missing relative's property, bank accounts and insurance.
See the Press Association for full story

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is urging Britons to help the nation to become the first country in the world where people "routinely" give 10 per cent of their estate to charity when they die.
See the Daily Telegraph for full story

Famous names, including Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Kim Kardashian all helped to raise $1m for Keys' Keep A Child Alive charity. The stars vowed to maintain their silence on the social networking site Twitter until the donations target had been reached for the Digital Life Sacrifice campaign.
See the Daily Mail for full story

Daybreak presenter Kate Garraway has launched a Christmas charity campaign through her discount website A proportion of proceeds from gift purchases made on the site will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which works with sick children.
See The List for full story

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron helped to raise money for her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project by auctioning a date with herself in New York last night.
See the Daily Mail for full story

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