Daily News Roundup – 23 August 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Charities seek legal advice on government’s campaigning proposals

Civil Society

A coalition of 24 charities, led by NCVO and including Help the Hospices, have warned that proposals in the lobbying and transparency bill will curtail charities from speaking out on issues affecting the people and causes they support.

Macmillan Cancer Support named best charity brand of 2013

Third Sector

Macmillan Cancer Support has been named the charity with the best brand in 2013 – knocking Cancer Research UK off the top spot for the first time in three years.

Volunteering could lengthen life

The Telegraph

Volunteering may improve your health, according to a new study which found that those who do it live longer and are more satisfied with their lives.

RNLI asks supporters to ‘donate’ Tweets and Facebook posts

Civil Society

RNLI is asking supporters to donate temporary access to their Facebook or Twitter account so it can publish two rescue story posts every week in order to raise awareness of its work.

Work is under way to build 12-bed hospice

Evening Times

After more than a decade of fundraising by staff at the Kilbryde Hospice charity, work has started on the 12-bed palliative care hospice in the grounds of East Kilbride’s Hairmyres Hospital.

Nuns angry at campaign saying St Raphael’s Hospice, in North Cheam, is threatened

Your Local Guardian

A group of nuns have accused Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow of “erroneously” representing issues in his campaign to save a hospice.

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