National media briefing: Shelter, the National Childbirth Trust, Bruce Springsteen to be honoured at charity gig, and Irish mountaineer killed on charity climb

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Almost a million people took out payday loans over the past 12 months to help them cover their mortgages or rents, according to the homelessness and housing charity Shelter.

See the Daily Mail for full story

The TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp has attacked the National Childbirth Trust on Twitter over its pro-natural birth stance, calling it "a politicised, dogmatic and scary organisation".

See the Daily Mail for full story

The US rock singer Bruce Springsteen is to be honoured for his philanthropic work and artistic achievements at a concert in Los Angeles that will raise money for emergency financial assistance for musicians and people in the music industry.

See BBC News for full story

One of Ireland's most famous mountaineers, Ian McKeever, has been killed after being struck by lightning as he led a charity group on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story


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