Macmillan Cancer Support announces £3m corporate partnership with owners of Argos
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Macmillan Cancer Support announces £3m corporate partnership with owners of Argos

27 Mar 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Macmillan has today announced that it is launching a two-year partnership with Home Retail Group, which owns retailers Argos, Homebase and Habitat, which aims to raise £3m.

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Separate legislation requiring higher payouts to charity should be introduced to govern larger commercial society lotteries such as the Health Lottery and the People's Postcode Lottery, a Commons committee has said.

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Seventy per cent of charities responding to a survey experienced an increase in demand for services in the last 12 months, and the same number expect an increase in the next 12, according to a report released today.

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Battersea Arts Centre received a £1m renovation grant from Chancellor George Osborrne yesterday, to help with the repair work required after parts of the building were extensively damaged by fire.

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'Treat major donors as people to attract funding' says philanthropist

John Stone, founder of one the UK’s largest international grant makers, outlined to an audience of fundraisers how best to attract major donors.

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