National media briefing: The Scout Association, Awema, Silver Line, Edinburgh Zoo, L'Arche de Zoé, Clic Sargent and the Peter Moores Foundation

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Scout Association is set to drop its historic rule that teenage recruits must declare religious belief, the movement’s leaders said yesterday.

See Daily Mail for full story

A keenness to promote race equality was behind ministers' failure to act on warnings about Awema, the scandal-hit equality charity, according to Derek Jones, permanent secretary to the Welsh government.

See BBC News for full story

The presenter Esther Rantzen has launched a new 24-hour helpline service, called The Silver Line, for older people in the Isle of Man.

See BBC News for full story

Edinburgh Zoo says the arrival of two giant pandas from China a year ago boosted its ticket sales by about 50 per cent. 

See BBC News for full story

The trial has begun of six members of the French charity L'Arche de Zoé (Zoe's Ark). They are accused of trying to smuggle 103 children they claimed were from the war zone of Darfur, Sudan, into France for paid adoption.

See The Guardian for full story

Primary schoolchildren with cancer are being bullied, losing friends and missing out on their education, according to a survey by Clic Sargent.

See BBC News for full story

Peter Moores, the Littlewoods heir, plans to close his foundation, which was established in 1964 and has given more than £215m to the arts, education and health.

See The Guardian for full story

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