Celebrities: Cheri Lunghi, Prince William, Kate Middleton, JLS, Sally Gunnell, Jenny Frost, Clare Nasir

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

Cheri Lunghi
Cheri Lunghi

- Actor Cheri Lunghi is supporting Join Me on the Bridge, a campaign calling for an end to violence against women in areas of conflict, alongside the actor Michelle Ryan and the singer Annie Lennox. The charity Women for Women International is marking the centenary of International Women's Day on 8 March with more than 200 bridge events, including 30 in the UK, at which supporters will build "bridges of peace". Lunghi said: "We will join together to honour the brave women who, a century ago, fought for the freedoms we easily take for granted today, and to show our support for the courageous women in war-torn countries who are fighting for their basic human rights."

- Prince William and Kate Middleton will be guests of honour and meet RNLI volunteers on 24 February at a naming ceremony for the Hereford Endeavour, the new lifeboat of the Trearddur Bay lifeboat station in Anglesey.

- The boy band JLS is supporting the sexual health charity Brook's new Sex:Positive campaign, which is designed to challenge society's negative attitudes towards young people and sex. The group, which last year launched a condom range, has also made online and video pledges.

Sally Gunnell- Sally Gunnell, the 1992 Olympic 400m hurdles champion, is fronting the MS Society's running campaign to encourage fundraising for the charity. The athlete gives running tips on the charity's website.

- The former Atomic Kitten singer Jenny Frost, whose mother Rita died from lung cancer last year, has launched the annual Liver Birds Midnight Walk to raise money for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. The 9km women-only walk is in Liverpool on 13 May.

- The TV weather presenter Clare Nasir, who has recently released a fitness DVD, is urging people to help raise £200,000 for charity by taking part in the NSPCC's Step Change event on 6 March. The challenge is a race up the 1,037 steps of London's 30 St Mary Axe office building, better known as the Gherkin.


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