National media briefing: Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Missing People, The Phoenix Foundation, Smith vs Wahlberg boxing bid, Living Streets, Consumer Credit Counselling Service

Charities in today's national news

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld three complaints against the Save the Badger campaign, which was run by the animal welfare charity Secret World Wildlife Rescue. The ASA agreed that claims made in adverts campaigning against a badger cull were untrue and unsubstantiated.
See Farmers Weekly for full story

Patricia Cameron, the aunt of Madeleine McCann, the little girl who went missing in May 2007 while on holiday with her family in Portugal, has become an ambassador for the charity Missing People.
See the Daily Record for full story

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has appealed for the public to help raise £7,000 to launch The Phoenix Foundation – a charity she founded to help the victims of sex crimes.
See The Sun for full story

The Hollywood actors Will Smith, who played Muhammad Ali in the blockbuster movie Ali, and Mark Wahlberg, who currently plays Mickey Ward in The Fighter, are being urged to consider fighting each other in a boxing match to raise money for charity.
See the Daily Mail for full story

The Welsh charity Living Streets has called on councils to make sure pavements in the country remain ice-free over the Christmas period.
See Wales Online for full story

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service charity has launched a new guide to help people with the choices that must be made in relation to pensions.
See Money News for full story

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