Report concerns about terror financing, warns Charity Commission | 'Stop bitching', Help for Heroes chief tells critics | MS Society warns website users about possible cyber attack

Plus: Facebook U-turn over RNIB advert | Chief executive Mike Baker leaves World Animal Protection at short notice | Commission on the Donor Experience 'aims to raise £140k'

Charity Commission: terrorism warning
Charity Commission: terrorism warning

Charities must report anyone they suspect of involvement in financing terrorism, the Charity Commission has warned. The regulator said it made the warning in an alert "following a small number of recent cases involving the loss of charitable assets to proscribed terrorist groups overseas".

Bryn Parry, the co-founder and chief executive of Help for Heroes, has said in response to a critical article published in The Times newspaper that "it would be brilliant if the naysayers would stop bitching" about the charity and do something to help.

The MS Society has written to about 25,000 of its website users to warn them that their personal information might have been compromised by a cyber attack. The charity said it had discovered malicious software on its website systems that could mean it had been subject to a hacking attempt.

Facebook has reversed its decision to ban an advert by the sight-loss charity the RNIB, which the social networking site had deemed too negative.

The conservation charity World Animal Protection has declined to explain the departure of its chief executive Mike Baker, who left at short notice last week, sources said.

The Commission on the Donor Experience aims to raise £140,000 for its inquiry into how donors can be put at the centre of fundraising strategies, according to Giles Pegram, its vice chair.

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