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'Wacky' fundraising activities rise by more than 200 per cent, says Virgin Money Giving

24 Apr 2015 | Emily Corfe

Fundraisers are going further than ever before to encourage sponsors to part with cash, according to research from Virgin Money Giving.


'Wacky' fundraising activities rise by more than 200 per cent, says Virgin Money Giving

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Comic Relief launches grants programme for digital projects

Comic Relief has launched Tech for Good, a new grants programme to help charities run digital projects to achieve social change.

Lutfur Rahman, former mayor, Tower Hamlets

Lutfur Rahman, the former mayor of East London borough Tower Hamlets, was yesterday found guilty of electoral fraud during council elections in May of last year and has been removed from office.

A third of Britons donate to charity by text message, reveals survey

Over 30 per cent of Britons donate to charity by text message and 61 per cent now donate through online giving websites, according to a study by online shopping scheme Give as you Live.

Katie Hopkins from Twitter

A controversial column in The Sun in which Katie Hopkins said she would “use gunships to stop migrants” has gone on to cause over £30,000 worth of donations for the search and rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean.

Why shouldn't charities pay celebrities if they consider it a good investment?

» Barnardo's defends plans to pay Made in Chelsea star £3,000 to endorse campaign


Marathon spectators will be able to make charity donations by taking a picture of a runner's vest on a mobile phone, a not-for-profit organisation has said.

Charity email campaigns most successful if they have exactly 25 lines of text, research finds

Charitable email campaigns receive the highest click-through rate when they have exactly 25 lines of text and three or fewer images, according to research published earlier this month by mail provider Constant Contact.

Elton John

Britain's wealthiest people gave away £2.58bn in the last 12 months, with a record number donating at least 1 per cent of their wealth to charity in the past year, according to figures released by The Sunday Times.

Colin Lloyd, founding chair of FRSB, to step down after nine years

Colin Lloyd, chair of the FRSB, will step down in June after three terms in the role, beginning at the inception of the organisation in 2006.

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