News Corp gives £100,000 to Uk charities nominated by staff

News Corp has given £100,000 in donations to UK-based charities.

More than 5,000 staff from News UK, Harper Collins and Dow Jones across Britain and Ireland nominated good causes to receive up to £50,000 from the News Corp Giving Fund.

Hundreds of submissions were whittled down to a shortlist by a group of judges, with News Corp staff casting votes for the final selection.  

Alzheimer’s Society came out with the most votes and was given £50,00. The London Air Ambulance, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, St Christopher’s Hospice and Whizz-Kids all received £10,000.

Ten other charities were given cheques of £1000. These include the Ministry for Stories, a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in East London, and Tomorrow’s People, which helps the unemployed get back into work.

News UK chief executive Mike Darcey is pictured above handing over a cheque for £50,000 to the Alzheimer's Society.

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