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UK charity Comic Relief stops sending celebs to Africa after white saviour furore

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Thomson Reuters Foundation British charity Comic Relief said on Wednesday that it will stop sending celebrities to Africa to raise funds following criticism that figures like singer Ed Sheeran acted like “white saviours”. The charity won a Norwegian advocacy group’s Rusty Radiator Award for the worst appeal of 2017 for a video about street children […]

Forget celebrities and focus on people in need, UK charities urged

Thomson Reuters Foundation British charities should stop chasing celebrities to promote their projects and focus instead on the people they were set up to help, the outgoing head of a charity watchdog said on Monday. William Shawcross, who has chaired the Charity Commission for England and Wales since 2012, urged charities to measure success in […]