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Sir Nicholas Young, chief executive of the British Red Cross, and Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern England, are among senior charity speakers at a Third Sector conference on fundraising, PR and communications in London on 25 April.

The day includes a debate on getting your message in the media and discussions on reputation management and crisis resolution. See

The World Development Movement opened its new £1.3m London head office last week. The building was partly funded by £350,000 from Anita Roddick and her husband Gordon, the sale of WDM's former office in Brixton and a £200,000 grant from the Hadley Trust.
The Department for International Development last week awarded £4m to the International Committee of the Red Cross for relief work in Iraq.
The Office of the Third Sector is giving up to £10,000 for a joint work programme, including a conference, between sector chief executives' body Acevo and the UK Agency Chief Executives' Association, which has government agency leaders as members. The theme of the programme is sharing and spreading innovation.
Pilotlight, a charity that matches business leaders with small voluntary organisations, is hosting a Valentine's Day event in London on 15 February to give charities the chance to meet entrepreneurs keen to offer their skills.

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