What's New: Marie Curie Cancer Care, Vision Aid Overseas, Microloan Foundation, St Peter's Hospice

Your round-up of the latest fundraising campaigns

Marie Curie Cancer Care supporter Hilary Wardle raised £2,250 for the charity by sending a message on Twitter every 10 minutes for 36 hours. The tweets, which lasted from 9am on 22 July until 9pm the following day, all contained a link to a JustGiving page.

A team from laser eye surgery firm Ultralase raised £7,300 for Vision Aid Overseas by completing a challenge that involved scaling 11 peaks in Wales. Ultralase is aiming to raise £27,000 this year.

The microfinance charity the Microloan Foundation has launched a new fundraising scheme called Pennies for Life, which allows users of Facebook and Twitter to donate a penny to the charity every time they update their status on either of the social networking sites. Supporters must use the Pennies for Life application to sign in to the sites in order to donate, and are notified every time they reach 50 updates.

St Peter's Hospice in Bristol held a 10-mile midnight walk through the city last month in an attempt to raise £100,000. Nearly 1,500 women, wearing bright pink t-shirts, took part in the event.

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