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Last updated April 2021

Member News

News relating to the activities and work of our ACO charity members. Please contact us if you would like to add news about your organisation here.


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    Clergy Support Trust holds 366th Festival Service

    Clergy Support Trust is taking its annual Festival Service at St Paul’s Cathedral online. In its 366th year, the oldest choral festival in the world includes contributions from the choirs of Liverpool, Southwark and St Paul’s cathedrals. Filmed on location it even includes a joint anthem!

  • RAF Benevolent Fund launch Thrive wellbeing workshops

    The RAF Benevolent Fund will soon host two new online wellbeing workshops for RAF partners, the first of which will begin next month. The Thrive programme provides a range of courses aimed at helping spouses overcome employment challenges.

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    Retail leaders join forces with retailTRUST to champion workers’ wellbeing

    Over 20 retail leaders and experts are joining forces with industry charity retailTRUST to champion the health and wellbeing of its workforce following the reopening of non-essential shops across the UK.

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    Cavell Nurses Trust Raise your Whisks campaign

    Great British Bake Off winner and registered nurse David Atherton is calling on people to host a bake sale to raise money for nursing and midwifery staff in financial hardship.

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    ABTA LifeLine hold Get Travel Talking week

    ABTA LifeLine have teamed up with TTG for their first Get Travel Talking Week in support of mental health and wellbeing. The aim of the week is to bring the travel community together, start conversations, and provide some insights and experiences from travel leaders and the agent community.

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    Masonic Charitable Foundation supports older LGBTQ+ people

    London Freemasons, through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), have given £15,000 to Opening Doors London – a charity dedicated to supporting older isolated LGBTQ+ people.

  • Books - Books
    New CEO appointed at The Book Trade Charity

    Jonathan Nowell, Chair of The Book Trade Charity (BTBS) recently announced the appointment (from 1st March 2021) of Vic (Victoria) Perry as the new Chief Executive of the charity. David Hicks, who has been in post for 27 years, will retire on 31st March.

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    Insurance Charities offer support to help employers tackle domestic abuse

    In 2018, the Insurance Charities sponsored a toolkit for employers to enable them to play their part in tackling domestic abuse. Since its launch, it has proved a popular and vital resource for HR teams and line managers whatever their sector.

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    PRS Members’ Fund announce new patron

    Award-winning singer/songwriter and composer Carroll Thompson has joined the PRS Members’ Fund as a patron of the charity.

  • 5K May Challenge - 5K May Challenge
    NewstrAid's 5kMay challenge

    NewstrAid is inviting everyone in the news trade to take part in 5kMay, a fundraising initiative to help raise money for their colleagues facing hardship.

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    ABS launch #Pause2Pic photography competition

    #Pause2Pic is an opportunity for ABS supporters and photography enthusiasts to take part in a photography competition organised by the ABS Scottish Ambassadors to help raise vital funds for the Architects Benevolent Society.

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    The Furniture Makers’ Company launch Step 2 It Campaign

    The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, is launching the largest fundraising campaign in its 120-year history this May, asking the sector to ‘Step 2 It’ and help raise £250,000 to support people from the trade who have been impacted by COVID-19.

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    Family Fund report highlights impact of pandemic on family mealtimes

    Christine McGuinness, mum, TV star and autism advocate, has teamed up with McCain and Family Fund to support the new ‘Mealtimes for All’ report that explores some of the barriers to family life experienced by families raising disabled and seriously ill children.

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    Turn2us responds to Sewell Report

    Turn2us responded to the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities by highlighting disparities between the report’s argument and established data.