National media briefing: Shelter, Friends of the Cotswolds, the Cleft Lip and Palate Association and Scope

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The comedian Kevin Bridges has donated the suit he wore in his first stand-up DVD to raise money for the homelessness charity Shelter.

See BBC News for full story

An 18th-century prison building has been sold to the Friends of the Cotswolds charity, which wants to turn it into a community heritage site and open a rural crafts academy.

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Charities and community groups, including the Cleft Lip and Palate Association, are calling for a boycott of the latest retelling of The Lone Ranger, because they believe the villain in the Disney film was given a birth defect to make him look more evil.

See The Independent for full story

More disabled people are taking desperate measures – including turning to illegal lenders – to make ends meet, according to the charity Scope.

See the Daily Mail for full story

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