National media briefing: Sporting Chance, Help For Heroes, Caring Hands and Citizens Advice, and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Footballers are resorting to payday loans to fund their gambling habits, including one footballer who lost an estimated £7m in three years, according to the charity Sporting Chance.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

A school in Newquay, Cornwall, has banned ­pupils from wearing Help For Heroes wristbands because they are a breach of school uniform rules.

See The Daily Star for full story

A disused postbox in St Aubin, Jersey, has been handed over as a collection box to Caring Hands, which runs men's refuges.

See BBC News for full story

More than 30,000 people – a rise of 55 per cent – have sought debt help on energy bills in the past 13 days since the first energy firm sparked the latest round of price hikes, according to Citizens Advice.

See Sky News for full story

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is backing calls by an MP for reform of Daylight Saving Time, saying that an end to putting the clocks back in the winter months would save lives.

See the Daily Express for full story

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