National media briefing: the Royal British Legion, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, the National Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Royal British Legion says it will be the first UK organisation to use the social media tool Thunderclap to encourage people to mark the two-minute silence.

See BBC News for full story 

Aston Villa fans are organising a charity football match against former players in support of the club's captain – who has leukaemia – to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

See BBC News for full story

The National Trust has rejected a gift of the £1m island Little Bernera, off the coast of the Isle of Lewis, because it is not ‘significant’ enough to warrant the cost of looking after it.

See the Daily Mail for full story

The countryside is under threat from new planning rules that will allow developers to bypass local communities when seeking permission to build, according to rural campaigners including the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story


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