National media briefing: Rarer Cancers Foundation, aid to Pakistan, Alzheimer's Research Trust, billionaire philanthropists - and charitable intentions for lottery win

Charities in today's national news

The Rarer Cancers Foundation claims 3,600 people with cancer could die early if the Conservatives renege on an election pledge to create a £200m a year drugs fund.

See the Daily Mail for full story


British charities struggle to ensure aid supplies reach flood-hit areas of Pakistan.

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The Alzheimer’s Research Trust says more research is needed to improve diagnosis and treatment of dementia.

See The Guardian for full story


Journalist Peter Wilby urges billionaire philanthropists to pay tax on time and in full.

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A third of people would give large sums to charity if they won the National Lottery, according to a survey by EuroMillions.

See the Daily Mirror for full story

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