National media briefing: Rise in charity shop sales through eBay, the Teenage Cancer Trust, Elephant Family, Action for Children and Sustrans

Charities in today's national news

The auction website eBay has reported a 56 per cent increase in sales by UK charity shops in 2011 compared with the previous year, with proceeds reaching £6.25m.

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Pop stars including Jessie J and Pulp have signed up to sing at this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts, which will raise money to help young people with cancer.

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About 200 brightly coloured Easter eggs will appear across London next week for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt, which will raise money for Elephant Family and Action for Children charities.

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The majority of Britons believe it remains unsafe to cycle on urban roads and want major safety measures such as wholesale 20mph speed limits and more cycle lanes, according to an opinion poll by the national cycling and green travel charity Sustrans.

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