RNLI to accept digital currency donations

RNLI to accept digital currency donations

1 Aug 2014 | IT | Kirsty Weakley

RNLI has become the first major UK charity to accept donations in the digital currency, Bitcoin, in a bid to attract new supporters.


RNLI to accept digital currency donations

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Society Network Foundation denies using political pressure to win funding

The trustees of the Society Network Foundation, the Big Society Network charity, have issued a statement denying that the two organisations misused money and used political pressure to secure more than £3m of funding.

Commission removes ten charities from register for making fraudulent applications

The Charity Commission has removed ten charities from the register after finding they had made fraudulent applications.

Film of the week: Hips Don’t Lie for Helen & Douglas House

A group of Oxford students have produced a music video of their cover of a Shakira single for hospice charity Helen & Douglas House.

Society Diary: Dog in kilt to climb mountain for charity

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Centrepoint and RNIB among Google charity tech competition winners

Homelessness charity Centrepoint has been announced as one of the winners of this year’s Google Impact Challenge, while the Royal National Institute of the Blind has been awarded the people’s choice award.

Macmillan's chief executive to join British Council

Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, is to leave after seven years as chief executive to head up the British Council.

British Heart Foundation announces three new directors

The British Heart Foundation has announced three appointments to its executive group ahead of launching a new strategy for tackling cardiovascular disease.

Jimmy Savile. Credit: Liftarn/Jmb

The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has been granted permission to appeal against the agreed system of compensation for victims of the presenter, despite not being obliged to pay any money out itself.

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