Donations double in one day following Marathon runner’s death

Donations double in one day following Marathon runner’s death

16 Apr 2014 | Fundraising | Alice Sharman

The amount donated to the National Osteoporosis Society, the charity 42-year-old Robert Berry was running for at the weekend's London Marathon, has reached over £60,000 since his death.


Donations double in one day following Marathon runner’s death

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Mosque under scrutiny by OSCR for alleged sexual discrimination

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Is the church making a deal with the devil?

The Methodist Church has come under fire for investing in oil companies, environmental enemy no.1. Its defence rests on the power of engagement –it’s better to work on the environmental policies from the inside out - influencing behaviour and demanding change with their stakeholder vote.

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