The Jubilee Sailing Trust is looking for 800 people to raise £1,000 each in support of its work providing life-changing experiences for people with disabilities. The 800 Challenge has been started to raise the £800,000 needed to finish paying debts on the construction cost of the charity's second tall ship, the Tenacious.
The ship, which cost more than £14m to build, was completed in 2000 and has taken more than 2,200 physically disabled people to sea. The Big Lottery Fund provided £6.5m of the funding and sponsorship; fundraising has covered the rest. The trust has produced a booklet that includes fundraising ideas for participants.
The National Deaf Children's Society will benefit from the auction of a yellow jersey from last year's Tour de France. The jersey, worn and signed by winner Carlos Sastre, will be auctioned on eBay's charity auction website on 15 April.
St Michael's Hospice in Herefordshire has launched a swipe card that enables the public to donate to the charity in shops throughout the UK. The Giving Card can be used in any shop displaying a PayPoint logo.
Registered UK charities can benefit from a new initiative from foreign exchange firm Currencies Direct. The firm will give £1 to customers' nominated charities when they buy foreign currency through its fundraising arm, FXCharity.
Action Medical Research is asking supporters to do the Three Peaks Challenge on 11 and 12 July. Teams must raise at least £2,000 and carry Paddington Bear, the charity's mascot, to the top of each peak.