National media briefing: the Prince's Drawing School, the Mimi Foundation, Boris Johnson says the super-rich should give more, Cafod, and Erskine

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The first ever portrait of the Prince of Wales by the renowned Chinese painter Yan Pei-Ming is expected to raise up to £300,000 at an auction by Sotheby's next month, with proceeds to be split between the Prince's Drawing School and the cancer charity the Mimi Foundation.

See BBC News for full story

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has said the super-wealthy in Britain should be encouraged to give more to philanthropic causes and said it was a "tragedy" that Britons regarded giving large sums of money to charity as "somehow ostentatious".

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Cafod, the development charity, is being urged to "disassociate" itself from royalties promised to it by Damian McBride, its head of media, from his controversial memoir about his time as a Labour spin doctor.

See ITV News for full story

A team of swimmers will take the plunge into the Firth of Forth to raise money for the Scottish veterans charity Erskine, in memory of a city woman killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber a year ago.

See the Edinburgh Evening News for full story

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