National media briefing: the National Literacy Trust, 'give fuel allowance to charity', U-turn over hospital volunteers and the Women's Support Project

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Harry Potter author JK Rowling is among 10 people to be honoured by the National Literacy Trust for "turning a generation of children into readers".

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Wealthy pensioners should donate their winter fuel allowance to charity and the benefit should not be universal because some people simply don't need it, the broadcaster Baroness Joan Bakewell has said.

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In a U-turn over tackling the winter crisis, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has called on hospitals to use professional volunteers in A&E departments over the next few months.

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Women roller derby skaters will take part in a special sporting event tomorrow at the Glasgow ARC Sports Centre to raise money for the Women’s Support Project, a Glasgow-based voluntary organisation that campaigns against violence towards women. 

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