The event is a continuation of War Child's close fundraising relationship with the music industry. The charity, which was founded in 1993 in response to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, persuaded acts such as Oasis and the Stone Roses to contribute to The Help Album, which was released as a fundraiser in 1995. Ten years later, it raised more than £500,000 with the release of Help: A Day in the Life, featuring bands such as Gorillaz and Radiohead.
Breast Cancer Campaign is asking supporters to host fundraising barbeques this month as part of National Barbeque Week, which runs from 28 May to 4 June. Its Big Barbeque event encourages guests to donate £10 each. The campaign has put a fundraising guide for barbeque hosts on its website.
World Jewish Relief has launched an emergency fundraising appeal for people affected by the civil war in the Darfur region of Sudan. The charity, which raises funds among the UK Jewish community in the wake of international disasters, is seeking donations through a direct mail campaign and adverts in the Jewish press.
The Meningitis Trust has been chosen by bicycle and automotive retailer Halfords as its first charity of the year. Halfords employees will raise funds for the trust, the store will sell exclusive Action Man pin badges on its behalf and customers will be given carrier bags featuring its logo.