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

The National Trust sent eight people camping for three nights on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland to raise money to save the Seaton Delaval Hall in nearby Blyth.

The trust wants to buy the hall and 450 acres of its land from Lord Hastings, who recently inherited it, to stop it from being sold to a private owner who might restrict public access. The team had to survive on water and limited rations, but could earn luxury items by doing tasks such as painting the lighthouse. They had raised more than £3,600 by the end of the expedition. The National Trust must raise £6.3m by the end of the year to save the hall. Supporters can donate online or by text.

Breast Cancer Care is holding a carol service on 4 December at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London. Newsreader Huw Edwards and actress Lesley Joseph will read, with carols from L'Inviti Singers and Westminster Under School Junior Choir. Tickets are £30.

After Adoption is holding a Big Breakfast event for National Adoption Week this week. Supporters can invite guests for breakfast at work or home in return for donations.

PDSA has launched its TV ad song, It's You, as a single after receiving enquiries from members of the public wanting to buy the track. It can be downloaded for 50p from www.pdsasong.org.uk and singer Helen Boulding will donate the profits.

Mencap has launched a website, www.anolivebranch. co.uk, that sells gifts from 150 shops including Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Water-stones. The percentage of the price that goes to Mencap is listed beside each gift.


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