What's new: Your round-up of the latest campaigns

The Prostate Cancer Charity has joined forces with Marks & Spencer to raise awareness and funds throughout March.

Customers at more than 400 M&S stores across the UK will be able to pick up information about the disease and buy a blue Real Man pin badge for £1 in support of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week this week. This year's slogan is "real men do something about it".

John Neate, chief executive of the charity, said: "We are delighted to be working with M&S to take awareness of prostate cancer to a much-needed higher level. This is a landmark partnership."

Jason Gardiner and Neil Fox, stars of ITV show Dancing on Ice, are backing the campaign, and proceeds will be used to fund the charity's work supporting men living with the disease.

The charity aims to increase its income by at least £1m each year.

Cats Protection has launched a direct mail campaign focusing on its service ambitions during its 80th year. More than 4,500 active medium-value donors, sponsors of its Cats Cabin scheme and life members will receive the pack, which features photographs of the charity's launch in 1927.

Safe Hands for Mothers, a charity that promotes maternity care in the developing world, is to host a fundraising evening for supporters at the Ethiopian Embassy in London on 21 March. The charity is aiming to reduce maternal mortality in Ethiopia by 75 per cent by 2015.

Keech Cottage Children's Hospice in Hertfordshire is holding its first 10-mile sponsored Butterfly Walk across local countryside on 29 April. Supporters are being asked to raise at least £50. Last year, the hospice raised more than £15,000 with its Walk on the Wildside event in Bedfordshire.

The Blue Cross, the animal welfare charity, is seeking help from horse lovers in an appeal to raise funds for its equine welfare services and rehabilitation centres. A mail pack, which tells the story of the rescue of a horse called Sweetpea, will be sent to 43,000 warm supporters and to names provided by other equine organisations.

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