The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice will receive proceeds from ticket and programme sales at Stand By Your Beds, a musical at the Princes Hall theatre in Aldershot, Hampshire. The Farnham-based palliative care hospice will also receive the royalties from all future performances of the show, which was written by Frimley Park Hospital theatre nurse Paul Tickner. The entire cast and production crew is made up of volunteers from a number of local amateur dramatic societies, and production costs have been covered with donations and fundraising activities. The people behind Stand by Your Beds hope to raise £50,000 for the charity.
The British Association for Adoption and Fostering has launched its first fundraising calendar. The 2009 calendar uses pictures from the BAAF's children's books and costs £8.99.
Breast Cancer Campaign is asking supporters to join its Christmas Friendship Walk in Henley-on- Thames, Buckinghamshire, to raise funds for a research project at Oxford University. Adults are asked to pay £10 to enter; children will not be charged.
Housing charity Shelter will receive 5 per cent of the sale price of a new range of products at Marks & Spencer this Christmas. The retail chain hopes the special edition Christmas cards and food range will raise £400,000.
The Prostate Cancer Charity is being supported by eight postal workers from Chepstow, Monmouthshire, who have pledged to wear shorts on all delivery rounds until April 2009. They hope to raise more than £2,500.