Mark Wright

Father threatens legal action against charity set up in memory of son 1

26 Aug 2014 | Emily Corfe

The father of a paratrooper who died in Afghanistan in 2006 is set to take legal action against a charity he helped set up in memory of his son.


Father threatens legal action against charity set up in memory of son

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Michael Thompson

A 69-year-old Lincolnshire man has been sent to prison for two years after being convicted of stealing more than £40,000 from an education charity.

FRSB to name and shame charities not reporting fundraising complaints

The Fundraising Standards Board website will indicate which charities have not shared their complaints data in this year’s annual fundraising complaints survey.

£35m charity launches to help ex-soldiers

The Big Lottery Fund has put £35m behind a new charity which will support and research the lives of military personnel who have left the forces.

Voluntary sector workforce has fallen by 70,000

Employment in the voluntary sector has dropped by 8.7 per cent in the last year, according to the latest Labour Force Survey results.

One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.

» Charity Commission needs new leadership, says Public Accounts Committee

Nuffield Health will remove PIP breast implants for free

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, is one of a handful of firms providing cosmetic treatment, which have publicly agreed to meet the costs of investigating or removing French 'PIP' breast implants, which have caused a widespread health scare in Europe due to reports of them having a high rupture rate.

Dame Anne Owers

Now is a pivotal moment for the independence of the voluntary sector, says Dame Anne Owers.


The independence of the voluntary sector is under threat from several angles, threats that were heightened in 2011 by public spending cuts, and new public service delivery models, the panel examining the state of the sector’s independence has concluded.

Mary Craig, CEO, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland

The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has won £3.5m from the Lloyds Banking Group after successfully appealing against an earlier court judgment.

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