Actor Jenny Seagrove has joined the model Jodie Kidd, the Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberley Wyatt and the rock chick turned interior designer Meg Mathews in supporting the BUAV campaign to end animal tests for beauty products sold in Europe. The European Union is due to ban the sale of all new cosmetics and toiletries tested on animals outside the EU from 2013, but officials are considering delaying the deadline. The charity has launched a petition urging the EU to uphold the 2013 ban.
The sports presenter and Paralympian spoke at a Media Trust training session for charities on 20 January. The event in London was aimed at demonstrating how to use famous figures to maximise media coverage.
The actors Isla Fisher and Maureen Lipman, the model Kelly Brook and the former S Club singer Rachel Stevens are among more than 40 celebrities who have decorated plain white bras, donated by the retailer Triumph, and turned them into works of art for the breast cancer charity Cancerkin and the Jewish Community Centre for London. The bras will be auctioned online between 13 and 27 February.
The actor John Altman, best known as the EastEnders villain Nick Cotton, helped to promote the 10-mile Bupa Great South Run for the Alzheimer's Society, which takes place on 30 October this year, at a launch event in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on 20 January. This is the third consecutive year the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland have been Bupa's nominated charities.
The Duchess of Cornwall has become the first official patron of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. She is expected to meet paramedics and patients and will support the charity's fundraising activities.