Newsbrands launch Christmas charity appeals

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Newsbrands launch Christmas charity appeals

This year’s charity appeals are raising money for a range of worthy causes, from homelessness to mental health.

See below for a round-up of newsbrands’ Christmas charity appeals:

  • The Times is raising money for Mercy Corps, a humanitarian organisation delivering aid to Yemen; Surfers Against Sewage, a national marine conservation charity committed to turning back the tide of plastic; St Mungo’s an English charity seeking to end street homelessness and rebuild lives; and Cyrenians, a charity working to tackle homelessness in Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • The Evening Standard’s AIDSfree appeal launched in early December in conjunction with the Elton John AIDS Foundation. With an aim of tackling the global epidemic and boosting the number of people tested for HIV, the appeal raised £1 million in its first 10 days
  • The Guardian and Observer’s campaign calls on readers to support charities that helped bring the Windrush scandal to light, including: Praxis Community Projects; the Refugee and Migrant Centre – Black Country and Birmingham; the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants; Runnymede Trust; and The Law Centres Network
  • The Daily Mail’s Christmas campaign aims to recruit NHS volunteers. The ‘Join the hospital helpforce’ activity. The list of jobs to be filled by volunteers includes: working with heart-surgery patients in the gym by assisting them with the exercise equipment; talking to anxious patients waiting in A&E; entertaining young patients on children’s’ wards. By 10 December, 20,512 people had committed 1,168,200 hours over six months
  • The Telegraph is raising money for three causes, with an overall focus on mental health. Changing Faces provides advice and support for people with a visible difference through counselling, networks and skin camouflage services; The Fire Fighters Charity offers psychological support to firefighters in the wake of major incidents; and YoungMinds is a lifeline to parents and carers to prevent young people from coming to harm
  • The Daily Mirror is urging readers to donate to The Trussell Trust – the country’s largest provider of foodbanks – via its ‘End hunger, feed a family’ campaign. The initiative has been backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
by Jessie Sampson 13/12/18

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