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Newspaper charity appeals at Christmas 2013

Which charities did UK newspapers and radio stations choose to encourage their readers and listeners to support at Christmas 2013?

Mirror Christmas appeal for the Trussell Trust

This Christmas, around 60,000 people in Britain face going hungry. That's why the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Mirror Online have teamed up with the Trussell Trust and Unite the Union to support food banks over the festive period.

The Telegraph - Chicks, Cure International UK and the Not Forgotten Association

The Telegraph's 2013 appeal is for Chicks, Cure International UK and the Not Forgotten Association.

The Times - Sightsavers, Prostate Cancer UK, and Abbeyfield

As part of The Times' Christmas appeal, professional services firm Deloitte will match readers’ donations to Prostate Cancer UK up to £60,000; and high street fashion retailer River Island will match Times readers’ donations to Sightsavers up to £25,000.

The Independent - Space for Giants

The Independent's appeal for elephant charity Space for Giants included an online auction on eBay, offering items including a Chapman Brothers original artwork, a signed England football team shirt, tea for two in Parliament, a tour of Kew Gardens, and a chance to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

The Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal 2013: Future Africa

From solar lamps to Kindle readers, the transformative power of affordable new technology is the theme of Future Africa - this year's Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal. The projects being supported demonstrate how simple, positive technological interventions can create momentous, positive change. Charity beneficiaries are Practical Action, Worldreader, SolarAid, and Farm Africa. The Guardian is also continuing to support Katine, the African village it has supported since 2007.

Essex County Standard - for Colchester Foodbank

Essex County Standard supports the town's hungry The appeal has been set up to provide special Christmas boxes, filled with basic food essentials, to some of Colchester's neediest residents.