National media briefing: Oxfam, Blue Lamp Foundation, the Coldplay 'charity' effect, Bolton Council's chugger criticism, Save the Children, and the RSPCA

Charities in today's national news

Oxfam has reported rising sales but a 3 per cent fall in donations in its results for the year ending March 2010.
See BBC News for full story

The policeman victim of gunman Raoul Moat is launching a charity, the Blue Lamp Foundation, to raise funds for emergency service workers injured while on duty.
See Civil Society for full story

The Hoosiers frontman, Irwin Sparkes, says bands are reluctant to do too much for charity, fearing they'll be "tarred with the Coldplay brush".
See The Sun for full story

A licensing chief has urged Bolton Council to follow Manchester's lead and introduce a code of conduct for charity collectors in the town centre.
See Bolton News for full story

Save the Children has announced the launch of concessions in Beales department stores.
See This is Money for full story

Vets at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Norfolk have appealed to the public to donate towels, which are used to care for sick seals.
See Virgin Media for full story

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