The British Trust for Ornithology has launched a fundraising campaign called Africa to Britain. The charity has identified 17 species of bird that will migrate to the UK from Africa for the summer months. It has matched each one with a celebrity, media personality or scientist who will attempt to raise awareness of the plight of that species over the next month, and ask members of the public to donate to the charity.
Two blind ex-servicemen will raise funds for St Dunstan's by carrying out physical challenges at the North Pole next month. Jamie Cuthbertson will take part in the North Pole Marathon and Mike Scholes will attempt an eight-day trek across the Arctic to the pole to raise funds for the charity, which supports visually impaired ex-servicemen and women.
Mentoring charity School-Home Support will launch a three-year fundraising appeal this week to raise £10m. The appeal, See the Bigger Picture, will set up new community fundraising events and try to attract new corporate partners. To mark the campaign's launch, the charity has asked children in schools it works with to draw pictures of things that make them happy.
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