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

The Mothers' Union has launched a Mothers' Day campaign to raise £120,000 to assist mothers and carers in difficult circumstances and grandmothers caring for children orphaned by HIV/Aids, and to equip child-contact centres in developing countries.

The Make a Mother's Day initiative invites supporters to make donations and buy ethical gifts such as goats, mango trees and emergency relief kits from its website for recipients in the developing world. The organisation will send each donor a card containing details of their gift to forward to their own mother, or a card in memory of their mother for each donation made.

Action Against Hunger, the international humanitarian network, has joined forces with online takeaway website hungryhouse.co.uk to raise funds to fight food shortages and child malnutrition in developing countries. Hungryhouse.co.uk, will donate 10p to Action Against Hunger for every £15 spent through its site.

The Prostate Cancer Charity has partnered with Marks & Spencer for the second year to raise awareness and funds. M&S is selling £1 Real Man pin badges, underwear and socks for the cause during Cancer Awareness Week, which begins on 10 March.

The retailer will also distribute 1.5 million prostate cancer information leaflets.

The Genesis Trust, which runs projects in Bath to help homeless people and those on low incomes, is to hold a Canal Challenge fundraising event on 29 March. Participants will complete a sponsored cycle, run, canoe or walk along a local canal.

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