National media briefing: the Prince of Wales' Charitable Foundation, bogus charity collector jailed, the Himalayan Trust and Rhythmix

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Prince Charles has ordered his main personal charity, the Prince’s Charities Foundation, to change back to its old name, the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation, after concerns were raised that it could be muddled with his sons’ new charity the Foundation of Prince William and Harry.

See the Daily Mail for full story

A bogus charity collector who conned firms out of money by claiming he had a son who had died from leukaemia has been sentenced to two years in prison.

See BBC News for full story

A long-running public feud between members of Sir Edmund Hillary's family has come to a head with the resignation of his widow as chair of the Himalayan Trust, the charity the Everest hero set up to help the sherpas of Nepal.

See The Guardian for full story

The boss of a music charity that shares its name with the X Factor finalists Rhythmix has said he is being forced to take legal action in a bid to get the girl band to change their name.

See the Press Association for full story

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