National media briefing: piece of Saddam Hussein statue to be auctioned, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity, Contact A Family and Action for Children

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A chunk from the Saddam Hussein statue famously toppled in Baghdad in 2003 is to be auctioned in Derby to raise money for charity.

See BBC News for full story

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity has received almost £1m from the profits of the final edition of the News of the World, after initially being told it would receive £300,000.

See BBC News for full story

The Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron, raised awareness of a campaign by the charity Contact A Family, which supports the families of disabled children, by becoming a beautician for the day and painting people’s nails.

See the Daily Mail for full story

Disadvantaged and vulnerable families are at breaking point and services set up to support them are struggling to cope, Action for Children has warned.

See the Press Association for full story

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