A number of charities have organised Santa dashes, which involve each runner dressing up as Father Christmas, to raise money during the festive season. The charities include the Hospice of St Francis, the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, the Manchester United Foundation and the Princess Alice Hospice.
Gary Birdsall raised almost £1,000 for The Pavement, a free monthly magazine for rough sleepers, by walking from London to Birmingham in eight days earlier this month. Birdsall, who is homeless himself, walked the 130 miles in support of the magazine's new West Midlands edition.
The National Trust has launched a range of virtual gifts, which it is encouraging supporters to buy as Christmas presents. They include £2,000 for a bat hotel and £15 to care for a length of coast.
Kids Company has launched an iPhone app, Kids Company MouthOff, that allows people to choose from a set of mouths drawn by children aged from seven to 12. When the phone is held in front of a mouth, the lips move in time with the voice. All profits from sales of the £1.79 app go to the charity.
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