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Aardman creates animated Turkey Dash for PayPal’s new Christmas campaign

Eight charities feature in an innovative digital race that encourages people to donate more to good causes this Christmas

PayPal has joined forces with Aardman and Channel 4 for a unique Christmas campaign that will boost donations to eight of the UK’s most loved charities. Turkey Dash will see an elite field of CGI turkeys – one representing each charity – undergo vigorous training powered by online donations from the charities’ supporters, climaxing in a prime time race broadcast on Channel 4 on Friday 15th December.

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Another BIG success for the Forces Pension Society

In yet another significant campaigning triumph the Society has successfully argued the case for reinstating the “Short-Term Family Pension”.

The Short-Term Family Pension is a special payment made immediately following bereavement under the 1975 scheme – the widow or widower or civil partner will continue to receive pensionable pay (or full pension, if in payment) for three or six months following the death of the scheme member. This has always been seen as a way of providing short-term financial support at a very difficult time.

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Walking With The Wounded’s #DoughnutLickYourLips

There are only a couple of days left to take on the #DoughnutLickYourLips challenge and raise vital finds for military charity Walking With The Wounded this September.

1. Video yourself attempting to eat a doughnut without licking your lips!
2. Post video to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Your post must be public to be counted, and you must include #DoughnutLickYourLips in the caption.
3. Nominate 3 friends to take on the challenge too!

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Doughnut Lick Your Lips – Eat a doughnut for our wounded ex-servicemen and women this September!

Morrisons are donating £1 to Walking With The Wounded for each video uploaded in the #DoughnutLickYourLips campaign!

Thanks to our good friends at Morrisons, Walking With The Wounded is proud to be supported this September by their ‘Doughnut Lick Your Lips’ campaign. Morrisons have launched the idea to promote their freshly baked goods in-store, but will be donating £1 to WWTW for each video uploaded to social media. Please help us to reach £50,000 for our wounded ex-servicemen and women by taking on the challenge!

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Poppy Factory celebrates living wage commitment

Its team of 41 Armed Forces veterans hand assemble more than five million poppies and 12,000 wreaths every year, but now Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory (LHPF) can add another feather to its cap after becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer.

The commitment by LHPF to the Living Wage will ensure that all staff – regardless of whether they are direct employees or working on a third-party contractual basis – receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum rate for over-25s of £7.50 per hour introduced earlier this year.

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