Celebrities: Ben Shephard, Adrian Chiles, Jamie Rednapp, Ricky Gervais, Alesha Dixon, Alison Steadman, Alex Winters, Tinchy Strider, George Sampson

This week's round-up of famous names supporting charities

TV presenter Ben Shephard
TV presenter Ben Shephard

- Celebrities including the TV presenters Ben Shephard and Adrian Chiles and the former footballer Jamie Redknapp have designed men's underwear in support of the Prostate Cancer Charity. It will be available from March in 40 Marks & Spencer stores, as well as online, to raise awareness. Proceeds from sales will go to the charity. "I wanted to show my support because my dad was diagnosed with the disease a couple of years ago," said Shephard.

- The comedian Ricky Gervais and the Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon are among a number of celebrities who have designed candle holders for The Cure Parkinson's Trust. The items were auctioned on eBay as part of the trust's Illuminate campaign. Dixon decorated her candle holder with a drawing of a musical score.

Actor Alison Steadman- Actor Alison Steadman is fronting Marie Curie Cancer Care's first-ever TV adverts, which will run this month as part of the charity's annual Great Daffodil Appeal. Steadman's mother was cared for by Marie Curie nurses in the final months of her life. The advert invites viewers to show their support for the charity by wearing one of its daffodil badges. Marie Curie hopes to raise £5.5m from this year's campaign.

- The CBeebies presenter Alex Winters has become an ambassador for Caudwell Children, which raises funds for sick and disabled children. He previously helped raise more than £10,000 for the cause by running the London Marathon. The pop stars Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams are also ambassadors for the charity.

- Pop stars including Tinchy Stryder and George Sampson will perform at a concert held by the Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity, who help grant wishes for seriously ill children. The Sunshine Concert will be held in east London on 11 March.

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