Celebrities: Britt Ekland, Jedward, Pam Ferris, David Mitchell, Anthony Cotton, Eric Cantona

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

Britt Ekland
Britt Ekland

- The film star and former Bond girl, Britt Ekland, launched a Dementia Community Roadshow in Belfast, on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland, in association with the retailer Tesco. Ekland's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her early 50s. "I'd really encourage anyone with questions about the condition to visit the website and find out when a roadshow is visiting them," Ekland said.

- Jedward, the performing twins John and Edward Grimes, judged a talent contest at the Windygoul Primary School in Tranent, East Lothian. The school received the visit after coming first in a fundraising competition to collect old mobile phones for the Give Every Child a Voice campaign. The initiative was run by ChildLine Scotland and the learning technology company Promethean.

- The actor Pam Ferris has presented a BBC TV appeal for the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The Darling Buds of May star, who cared for her mother in the years before she died, introduced a film featuring a parent carer from Kent and a 10-year-old carer from Surrey.

David Mitchell- The comedian David Mitchell has urged punters to "adopt a cobblestone" from the courtyard of the Pleasance Theatre in north London, where he launched his career, as part of fundraising drive to support new talent. Money raised from the campaign will go to the Pleasance Theatre Trust, an independent charity.

- The Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton has given his support to a night time 100km cycle ride that is being held to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity and St Ann's Hospice. Cotton helped launched the event, called the Moon Ride, outside the hospital last week. The ride will take place in the city on the night of 10 September.

- The former Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona has lent his voice to a video that promotes the Homeless World Cup, which takes place in Paris from 21 to 28 August. The Homeless World Cup is a social enterprise that supports grass-roots football programmes to help homeless people change their lives.

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