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Macmillan: We did not hijack #icebucketchallenge 14

21 Aug 2014 | Alice Sharman

Macmillan has hit back against accusations on social media that it has hijacked #icebucketchallenge, saying the craze has been raising money for cancer charities in New Zealand since July.

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Macmillan: We did not hijack #icebucketchallenge

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Telephone fundraisers 'told to lie' to boost donations, Channel 4 investigation finds

Undercover reporters found potential breaches of sector regulations at two telephone fundraising agencies as part of an investigation by the Channel 4 programme Dispatches

How the sector responded to the Dispatches investigation into telephone fundraising

As Channel 4's Dispatches on telephone fundraising aired last night, the sector took to Twitter to respond to allegations of poor fundraising practice and defend the lucrative technique. Jenna Pudelek chronicles the response. 


Race for Life heads list of 20 most successful mass participation events

Race for Life has topped a list of the 20 highest earning mass participation events, raising £51m for Cancer Research UK.

Ice bucket challenge raises more than £5m for Macmillan and MND Association

Macmillan has raised £3m from viral fundraising craze the ice bucket challenge, while the Motor Neurone Disease Association has raised another £2m, the two charities said today.

Great news, I have a terrible fondness for Sir Terry, he really has his heart in the right place, they fund some great stuff, their evaluation reporting really has become cutting edge.

» Children in Need 2013 raises record-breaking £50m

Sumatran tiger at London Zoo. Credit: Martin Pettitt flickr CC

Westminster City Council has asked London Zoo for a full report following concerns over animal welfare at parties known as “Zoo Lates”, while a petition against the events has been signed by over 69,000 people.

Biggest-ever legacy helps Cats Protection income to rise by almost a fifth

Cats Protection received its biggest-ever legacy of £2.2m last year, contributing to a £7m rise in its total income, according to its recently published accounts.

Smart charity wristbands

A new wristband that will enable people to make faster donations with just a tap of a smartphone, is being tested by several leading charities.

EU data protection proposals would kill fundraisers’ mailing lists, says report

Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published this week by direct marketing agency Medialab.

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