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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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Falling rag prices likely to cost charities tens of millions

Charities are likely to lose tens of millions of pounds this year from a fall in the price of recycled clothing and other textiles, known as rag.

Deloitte delivers £1m worth of funding and support to health charities

Professional services firm Deloitte has delivered just under £1m of funding and pro bono work to three health charities in its first year of its national charity partnerships.

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.

NTT hits back at Dispatches investigation

Telephone fundraising agency NTT has hit back against the Channel 4 investigation on telephone fundraising which accused the organisation of making nuisance calls.

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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.

#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.

Dawn Austwick, CEO of BIG

The Big Lottery Fund is reviewing the practice of soliciting bids for projects, such as its £1m grant to the Big Society Network charity for Britain’s Personal Best.

Over 145 charities receive donations from #icebucketchallenge through JustGiving

Over 145 individual charities have benefited from donations made as a result of the ice bucket challenge, while American charity the ALS Association has tried to trademark the term.

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