What's New: National Autistic Society, Canine Partners, Victim Support and Prospect Hospice

Your round-up of the latest charity fundraising campaigns

The National Autistic Society held a fundraising event at which it created a 35m-long Thomas the Tank Engine cake with 115 edible carriages. Supporters of the charity baked their own carriages, which were joined together at a party at toy store Hamleys in London on 7 March. Hit Entertainment, the makers of the Thomas & Friends series, aims to raise £65,000 for the charity this year.

Canine Partners, a charity providing assistance dogs to people with disabilities, will hold a 'bluebell walk' to mark its 20th anniversary. The charity has organised the event for the past six years and has raised a total of £85,000 to date. It will send information packs to groups and individuals.

Victim Support will ask its supporters to walk over either glass or fire to raise funds for the charity. It is holding a 'firewalk' and a 'glasswalk' near Liverpool Street, London, on 23 March.

A supporter of Prospect Hospice in Wiltshire is attempting to drive a 50 year-old van from the county to Istanbul to raise funds for the charity. Peter Page set off in his vintage Austin 101 van on 13 March.

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