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Macmillan: We did not hijack #icebucketchallenge 2

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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Children's charity investigated over links to fraudster who stole from son's cancer fund

The Charity Commission has launched an inquiry into Kids Integrated Cancer Treatment over concerns about its links to a man jailed for theft of nearly £1m from children’s cancer funds, including one set up to support his own son.

Saxton proposes scheme for charities to claim gift aid on lottery tickets

The research consultancy nfpSynergy has proposed a way for charities to claim gift aid on society lotteries without the need for a change in HM Revenue and Customs policy.

#GivingTuesday launches awareness-raising nationwide tour

The organisers of #GivingTuesday, a campaign to promote charitable giving, have today embarked on a tour of cities around the UK to encourage people, charities and businesses to give their support.

RNLI to accept digital currency donations

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

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.

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DEC forced to tell both sides that its aid response to Gaza is not political

The Disasters Emergency Committee has refuted suggestions that its response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is a political statement. 

Giving by top companies nearly doubles over five years to £2.5bn

Charitable giving by the UK’s 100 biggest companies almost doubled to £2.5bn in the five years to 2012, but less than a quarter of the corporates are donating one per cent or more of their pre-tax profits, new research by the Charities Aid Foundation shows. 

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Donations to the West Surrey charity Woking Hospice have jumped to £28,000 following the death of one of its fundraisers during the Ride London event this weekend.

DEC launches Gaza appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee announced this morning that it will launch an appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

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