The M&S and Oxfam Clothes Exchange campaign aims to raise money and reduce the one million tonnes of clothing sent by the public to landfill in the UK each year. From 28 January, customers who donate M&S clothes at Oxfam's 790 stores will each receive a voucher worth £5, valid for one month, to be redeemed when they spend £35 or more at M&S. The exchange will be trialled for six months. The announcement coincides with the first anniversary of the retailer's Plan A initiative to reduce waste and trade ethically.
Sport Relief has launched its 2008 appeal. The Spice Girls unveiled the campaign, which centres on the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile. Participants will run a mile on 16 March to raise money for the charity. Stars such as former England football captain and potential Newcastle number two Alan Shearer, double Olympic gold medal- winning rower James Cracknell and television presenter Davina McCall are also lending their support to the campaign.
International disaster relief charity RedR is encouraging people to wear red and organise red-themed activities for its annual international fundraising day on 14 February. The event raised £10,000 last year.
Medical development charity Lepra has launched Leprosy Week, which runs till 27 January. School children will take part in aerobic activities to raise money and awareness as part of the charity's active schools programme.