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Donations to be quarantined as UK charity shops plan to reopen

DONATIONS will be quarantined for 72 hours and customers required to use hand sanitiser before browsing the clothes rails and handling the bric-a-brac on the shelves, under plans drawn up by the UK’s charity shops as they prepare to reopen their doors in June.

Source: The Guardian

Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning beat Tom Brady & Phil Mickelson in $20m charity match

TIGER Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in Sunday’s charity golf match which raised $20m (£16.4m) for coronavirus relief efforts in the United States.

Legendary NFL quarterback Brady hit the shot of the day, holing out from the fairway on the seventh.

Source: BBC Sport

Charity joins nationwide calls to end ‘sticking plaster solutions’ to rough sleeping post lockdown

CHARITIES across Scotland have teamed up to lobby the government to end ‘sticker plaster solutions’ to homelessness post-lockdown.

The collective of 19 organisations, known as Everyone Home, includes Aberdeen Cyrenians.

They have agreed a “triple-lock” of measures to protect the progress that has been made during the lockdown and underpin next steps.

These include prioritising prevention, creating as much housing capacity as possible and ending avoidable evictions and the threat of illegal evictions.

Source: The Press and Journal

Famous Sheffield wedding venue faces uncertain future as charity goes into liquidation

The Old Rectory in Handsworth has been a popular place to tie the knot for many years, but like other wedding venues, it was forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It has now announced that Handsworth Old Rectory Community Centre Limited, the independent charity running it, has been placed into voluntary liquidation.

Source: The Star

Domestic abuse charity unveils ‘groundbreaking’ coronavirus scheme

SOLACE Women’s Aid has received funding from the London Mayor’s Office and in partnership with Southall Black Sisters, it has launched the Covid-19 Crisis Project.

The project will provide much needed, safe accommodation to women and their children escaping domestic abuse.

It will possess the equivalent capacity of three refuges, with seventy places available for all women and their children living in London, including those in Hackney.

Source: Hackney Citizen

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