The charity, which works in prisons, young offenders institutes, schools, hospitals and mental health care centres, is hosting a series of events in Barrett's home city, Cambridge. The City Wakes project involves events such as music workshops, an art exhibition including some of Barrett's works and a stage show. If it is a success, Escape Artists hopes to repeat the event in other cities, creating a long-term income stream.
Jeans for Genes, the charity partnership for children with genetic disorders, wants supporters to donate £2 each to the charity and wear jeans to work on 3 October to raise awareness of its cause.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has teamed up with Manchester United FC for a sponsored abseil at the club's Old Trafford stadium. Supporters are asked to raise £140 for the charity, and participants raising more than £500 have the chance to win a signed football.
Leukaemia Research has asked Manchester residents to suggest a route for a fundraising marathon in the city. Emmerdale actor Tony Audenshaw will complete a race on 13 September and supporters can run sections with him. They are asked to raise £200 each. The charity hopes to raise £10,000.
HFT, the learning disability charity for adults, has launched a website that allows supporters to set up tribute pages in memory of loved ones.