CHICKS offers holidays and a break for kids from around the UK who are living in poverty or who are suffering abuse .
Gary Barlow is being joined by celebrity friends today as he heads off on a charity drive from Land's End to John O'Groats.
A Westcountry charity has revealed what a holiday retreat it hopes to build for terminally ill children will look like.
The Duchess of Cornwall will officially open the new Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust headquarters at Newquay Airport today. The building is the first air ambulance charity headquarters in the UK to house both operational crew and fundraising staff on one site.
The Duchess is a patron of the charity and the opening will celebrate the its 25th anniversary. During the visit, The Duchess will tour the air ambulance crew quarters and receive a demonstration of specialist equipment currently under trial.
A woman who stole almost 100 thousand pounds from a charity has been jailed for 14 months. Jennifer Colenso stole money from the North Devon Animal Charity. Police officers say it's the biggest theft from a charity they can remember. Richard Lawrence has this report.
69-year-old Jennifer Colenso admitted eight counts of fraud and one of theft whilst working as a volunteer treasurer for the animal charity, the North Devon Animal Ambulance.
She was jailed for 14 months by Judge Phillip Walsall at Exeter Crown Court.
– Judge Phillip Walsall
This was a gross breach of trust not only put in you by the charity but also by those who donated to it in good faith".
– Mrs Pauline Bussell, Charity's chairman
We feel horrendously let down. We liked her enormously and gave her our trust and she breached it. Now we are having to work twice as hard to make up for the losses."
Jennifer Colenso stole money from the North Devon Animal Charity. She'd worked for them as a volunteer treasuer. She was sentenced to 14 months at Exeter Crown Court.