National media briefing: WRVS, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Show Racism the Red Card and sickness benefits for cancer treatment

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Volunteering charity WRVS has seen the number of inquiries from the public double since the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

A shortfall in funding to carry out research into pancreatic cancer has led to survival rates remaining largely unchanged in 40 years, says Pancreatic Cancer UK.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Racism remains a "significant problem" in British football despite improvements in recent years, according to a House of Commons committee report – but several initiatives and charities such as Show Racism the Red Card have helped to reduce racism where it is most prevalent: on the streets.

See BBC News for full story

The government has toned down controversial plans to force thousands of people who receive treatment for cancer to actively seek work as a condition of receiving sickness benefits, after intense lobbying by cancer charities.

See The Guardian for full story


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