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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.

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

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FRSB promise interim report into Olive Cooke in next two weeks after receiving 300 complaints

The Fundraising Standards Board has published the terms of reference for an investigation into both the case of Olive Cooke and wider fundraising practices, and promised an interim report in early June.

One-fifth of charities surveyed do not accept donations through their own websites

Some 20 per cent of charities do not accept donations via their own websites, and 38 per cent are not able to receive text donations, according to a report from Barclays.

Charities invited to participate in 24th annual Charity Shops Survey

Charities with retail operations are now invited to respond to the 24th annual Charity Shops Survey, the most comprehensive study into the state of the shops sector.

Oxfam GB appoints new director to grow major donor fundraising

Oxfam GB has appointed a new director in a bid to grow income from what it called “high value” partnerships.

Why shouldn't charities pay celebrities if they consider it a good investment?

» Barnardo's defends plans to pay Made in Chelsea star £3,000 to endorse campaign

DEC appeal raises £65m in under a month for Nepal quake

The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal has raised £65m since it opened for donations just over three weeks ago.

Olive Cooke

The Fundraising Standards Board will investigate how charities share lists of donors and whether opt-out clauses should be clearer, its chief executive Alistair McLean said yesterday.


Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria.

Olive Cooke

The granddaughter of Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy seller said to have committed suicide after being overwhelmed by fundraising requests, has said that charities are not to blame for her death.

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