Gala Bingo's members and staff across the UK raised £223,134.13 for Comic Relief this year by hosting a wide range of humorous events.
The managers of the three West Yorkshire clubs dressed up as chickens for a sponsored cycle, Cumbernauld's manager was auctioned off as a cleaner and Leicester's manager was "gunged" on stage in his club.
The Institute of Fundraising has returned £4m to the Office of the Third Sector after it failed to spend almost half the £8.3m set aside for promoting payroll giving to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
International charity FARM-Africa and St. Helen's Farm, the UK's largest supplier of goats' milk products, are partnering to help support the charity's work in improving the lives of poor Africa farmers and their families. A limited edition range of cartons bearing FARM-Africa's message will be on sale in Sainsbury's and Tesco throughout May and June, and St.
Retailer Argos has chosen Leukaemia Research and Barretstown as the company's next charity partners, taking over from its current partners Help the Hospices and the Irish Hospice Foundation. The new partnership will begin in July.
Staff from recruitment consultancy Pure Recruitment Group last week volunteered for a day with the company's charity of the year, Vitalise. Four staff spent the day at one of the national disability charity's centre at Netley Waterside House in Southampton which provides short breaks for disabled people and carers.