A charity is raising awareness about Lymphoma, a disease that strikes more young people than any other type of cancer.
A soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan is preparing to ride a vintage motorbike through Britain.
2 cyclists were shocked to find that after completing a 9 hour race for charity, their finish line was disappearing before their eyes!
More than one thousand runners are taking part in a charity run at Blenheim Palace. The chef Raymond Blanc will start them off on their challenge at 10.30am.
Five people from the south have been charged with concealing financial transactions and conspiring to defraud a charity. The group claimed to be genuine collectors for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. The verdicts follow an 18-month investigation. Sentencing will be announced later.
– Lyndhurst Detective Constable Giulio Pizzo
“This is good news for the charity. Hopefully, the convictions will deter people who might try the same deceptions. “But it is truly unfortunate that this sort of crime not only deprives genuine charities of much needed funds, but generates mistrust among the public towards real charity collectors. It is pleasing to see these convictions after all the hard work from police officers and the unlimited co-operation we got from staff at Marie Curie Cancer Care"
A charity set up in memory of a mother and son who were shot dead at their home in Berkshire has won government backing. The 'Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse' **was established by Julia Pemberton's brother, when she and her son William were killed by her estranged husband in 2003.
You can find out about the charity by clicking here.
The family of a student from Sussex killed in a snowboarding accident in France have set up a charity in her memory. Mimi Watts who was 26 died earlier this month. Now her mother is hoping something positive can come from her death as Malcolm Shaw reports.
The Chiltern Centre and TRAIN have been awarded nearly £200,000 over four years by South Oxfordshire District Council. The cash will pay for running costs such as staffing, heating, administration or rent.
The Chiltern Centre offers children and young people with disabilities help to live life to the full. TRAIN works with "at risk" 14-18 year olds, offering support with solving problems. 13 other organisations have also been funded.
Animal charity "Happy Endings" in Faversham has been given a welcome £200 cheque donation on behalf of ASDA's 'Chosen By You' community fund.
The money was donated after staff and shoppers of the supermarket's store in Sittingbourne voted Happy Endings their winning community cause in September.
The charity says the donation is much needed as the site is full to capacity now, with more than 100 cats in its rehoming shelter and more expected as winter sets in. See www.happyendingsrescue.org
Willie Walsh the chief executive of IAG - the parent company of British Airways - prepares for his turn at the controls of a flight simulator to raise money for the Aerobility charity. The event to raise £100,000 pounds is being held at Blackbushe Airport in Camberley.
The Aerobility flying event has started in Camberley. More than 100 people flying to raise money for charity.
Famous people who fly planes will be at Blackbushe Airport on the Surrey/Hampshire border over the next ten days in an attempt to break a world record and raise at least £100,000 for charity.
Aerobility, which offers disabled people the opportunity to fly an aeroplane, has enlisted more than 100 people including celebrities and MPs, to help it enter the record books by flying in a simulator around the world.
The celebrities - who include Buzz Aldrin, Rory Underwood and Joe Pasquale - and well known names from the aviation world, will each spend two hours in the simulator between them flying 22,000 miles.
The flight challenge starts later this morning.
Officers in Gravesham would like to hear from local charities and community organisations, who may be able to benefit from a financial contribution from the Kent Police Property Fund.
– District Commander for Gravesham, Chief Inspector Philip Painter
The property fund is an excellent way for us to be able to help fund community projects. I have had the pleasure of previously presenting cheques to a number of charities from the scouts, football clubs, centres for those with disabilities and crime prevention groups. I look forward to hearing from more organisations and hearing how a cheque for £400 can contribute to their community projects.
The Kent Police property fund is generated from the sale, at auction, of unclaimed lost property and items seized in police operations. The proceeds raised at these auctions are then presented to local charitable groups that work for the good of the local community.
Anyone who wishes to apply for a donation from the Kent Police Property Fund in the Gravesham area, should contact Chief Inspector Philip Painter, Kent Police, North Kent Police Station, Thames Way, Northfleet, DA11 8BD.