National media briefing: Rethink, Worcester Cathedral Ferry, Canal & Rivers Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Rethink says it is "shocking" that MPs have found that the basic rights of some mental patients are being "violated" because of a shortage of beds in psychiatric units.

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Fundraisers who have operated a ferry on the Worcester Cathedral Ferry say they will scrap the service if plans by the Canal & Rivers Trust to raise licence fees go ahead.

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England players Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart, Jermain Defoe and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are dedicating the Scotland friendly match, taking place this evening, to Teenage Cancer Trust patients.

See Independent for full story

Prime Minister David Cameron has been visiting Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in south London to mark the charity's 1,000th volunteer.

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