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Charity begins (and sometimes stays) at home

While Comic Relief 2009 enjoyed record donations, it seems not all is well in the charity sector.

Just over half of those organisations working for the greater good in England and Wales have seen their work affected by the credit crunch.

The stats, published by the Charity Commission in spring 2009, showed that 38pc of charities were suffering last September with some experiencing the double whammy of an increase in demand for their services.

What’s the story on your patch?