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

Cancer Research UK is to sell a card featuring a painting by a London artist who lost her life to cancer 20 months ago, when she was 59.

The card showing Susie Brown's watercolour Large Tulips will be sold in 550 of the charity's shops from 29 October. It is hoped sales will raise thousands of pounds to fund research into the treatment of cancer.

The reverse of the card carries a dedication to Brown, an energetic campaigner and fundraiser for the charity. The artist battled for 22 years with breast cancer and a Krukenberg tumour, a tumour of the ovary caused by the spread of stomach cancer.

Cats Protection, the feline welfare charity, has started testing a Special Friends campaign this month, with the aim of attracting more regular donors. The campaign asks for three levels of friendship, with corresponding donations of £2.50 and £10 per month, or a one-off gift of £1,000.

Epilepsy Action has launched its annual Christmas raffle, with a top prize of £2,000. The charity is appealing to people to buy and sell raffle tickets in their local areas. The charity will also use a snowman doodle by artist Raymond Briggs from the charity's National Doodle day on the front of its Christmas catalogue as part of its festive activity.

The Genesis Trust, which runs projects to help people overcome problems related to low incomes, will hold a series of fundraising events over the autumn. The first will be a performance by the Keynsham Brass Band on 27 October in Batheaston, near Bath in Somerset.

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