Research into third sector ‘can help shape charity communications’, says Public Knowledge

New research into the third sector by a North East-based market research company is to support the way charities interact with their supporters to help alleviate criticism in the industry.

A report by Public Knowledge, a North East-based market research company, found that 20% of people felt overwhelmed and under pressure from the level of unsolicited contact from charities, while 39% felt that charities spend too much on their communications.

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Man told he would Never Walk Again takes on London Marathon to fund a cure for Spinal Injury

A man who was told he would never walk again following a violent burglary at his property is taking on the London Marathon on 23rd April in aid of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (nsif) – a charity devoted to finding a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.

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Appeal to bring beavers home to the Highlands

Conservation charity Trees for Life is seeking support in raising £15,000 for a project aimed at bringing beavers back to the northwest Highlands.

The charity’s Bring Back the Beavers appeal will fund site assessments, work with local communities, and beaver habitat restoration work such as tree planting and natural regeneration.

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Enhancing Community Transport

Community transport is fast becoming the backbone of local communities. The transport services mobilise and engage communities and meet the needs of people who do not have easy access to cars, taxis, busses and other forms of transport. The services usually cater for taking disabled people to work, children to school, sick people to healthcare appointments as well as to shops and clubs. Community transport is a safe, accessible, cost effective. Schemes are generally run by charities and voluntary organisations which are local to the community they serve.

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