British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation's Mending Broken Hearts appeal raises £25m in four years

27 May 2015 | Emily Corfe

A British Heart Foundation campaign to fund new research into heart defects has raised £25m over the last four years, the charity announced today.


British Heart Foundation's Mending Broken Hearts appeal raises £25m in four years

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Fundraising sector divided over campaign strategy

A meeting of fundraising sector representatives earlier this month that aimed to make progress on the shape of a sector-wide public-facing campaign to boost giving, ended without any clear conclusion after differences about the strategic direction could not be resolved.

Why there shouldn't be aid for Afghanistan

The £200m increase in aid to Afghanistan demonstrates the futility of ring-fencing funding and disrespects the entire history of governmental international aid, says Celina Ribeiro.

Microsoft billionaire donation part of Gates' campaign to improve giving

Less than two months after Bill and Melinda Gates, with their friend Warren Buffet, challenged the wealthiest people in the US to give away the bulk of their money to charity, the billionaires are starting to roll in.

Big Society on a local scale

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A great loss to friends, colleagues and family, but also to the charity sector writ large.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Charity Index:  What is it and who's in it?

How the constituents of the Charity 100 Index and Charity 250 Index are chosen. Gareth Jones reports.

Challenge events can be held on school holidays

Charities will be free to organise challenge events during school holiday periods as a result of a revision to the codes of practice on outdoor fundraising.

Global demand for Brits' Remember A Charity

British organisations Remember a Charity and the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association are in discussions with foreign fundraising groups about how to grow the legacy markets in their respective countries.

DM donor recruitment campaigns from Practical Action and National Trust

The National Trust and Practical Action have both launched new recruitment campaigns to attract fresh and lapsed donors to their causes.

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