Carol Smillie launches appeal for Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Plus Rachel Riley, Zara Dampney, Shauna Mullin, Anthony Head, Darren Harris and Chris Holmes

Carole Smilie
Carole Smilie

- The television presenter Carol Smilie helped to launch a £15m appeal to raise funds to build a new hospice in Glasgow for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. Smillie, who is a long-term supporter of the hospice, urged people to take part in the Brick by Brick appeal and "create a lasting legacy for the city". She said:"There are numerous ways to get involved in our fundraising campaign and we're keen for people from all walks of life, ages and ability to get involved."

Rachel Riley- The Countdown co-host Rachel Riley (right) supported the City Beach Volleyball Championships put on by the disability charity Action for Kids in London last month. Companies raised sponsorship to enter teams into the annual event, which is in its fourth year. The charity brought in 40 tonnes of sand to make a beach volleyball court in Broadgate Circle, near Liverpool Street station. Team GB beach volleyball duo Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin joined Riley at the event, which is expected to raise £50,000.

- The actor Anthony Head, from the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Merlin, has signed a two-foot high pony figure painted to a design he created for the animal welfare charity HorseWorld. The figure will join 60 other horses that will go on display in a temporary HorseWorld shop in the Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol before being sold off to raise funds for the charity.

- Chris Holmes, the swimmer who has won nine Paralympic gold medals, and the Paralympic footballer Darren Harris were on hand to set 400 people off at Fight for Sight's Carrots Nightwalk in London last month. Participants could choose to complete either a six or 15-mile route through the capital to raise money for the charity, which funds research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

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