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

St John Ambulance has called for supporters to contribute at least 5,000 hand-knitted tea cosies to be sold to raise funds on the charity's BIG tea cosy national fundraising day on 30 November.

The charity will encourage friends and workmates to drink tea and make donations. It has partnered with online retailer Laughing Hens to provide a bright tea cosy pattern. Knitters can also send in their own designs to battle for the honour of Tea Cosy of the Week. Paul Skelly, county fundraiser for St John Ambulance Sussex, said: "We are usually known as the leading provider of first aid training, but on 30 November we are encouraging thirst aid."

Arthritis Care has launched People Like Us, a fundraising, awareness, membership and recruitment campaign that focuses on the nine million people in the UK who have arthritis. Campaign materials direct people to a website showing personal video diaries of people with arthritis. The charity's first email activity to 7,000 individuals began with personalised alerts about World Arthritis Day on 12 October, with follow-up emails. Direct mail will reach 76,000 people. High-value donors will receive a DVD of the video diaries.

Action Space is the chosen charity this year for the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park, London, from 17 to 21 October. The fair will include work by all Action Space studio artists, which will be on sale.

The RNID has launched its A Cure for Tinnitus appeal this month, to raise funds for research into a condition that effects more than seven million people in the UK.


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