Celebrities: Rick Wakeman, Dame Shirley Bassey, Adrian Chiles, Sally Gunnell, Stephen Fry

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

Rick Wakeman with George
Rick Wakeman with George

- The musician Rick Wakeman is one of the famous names supporting Cats Protection's I'm a Celebrity ... Let me Volunteer week, which runs from 1 to 7 June. Wakeman, who adopted a cat through the charity, will clean cat pens and greet potential adopters at a branch of the charity. "When I was asked to support this campaign, I was thrilled to take part," he said.

- Dame Shirley Bassey has shown her support for Barnardo's by donating a selection of expensive clothes to the charity's flagship shop in Marylebone. The singer dropped off bags that included items from the designers Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykiel and Davos Gomma.

Marie Curie Cancer Care's underwater tea party- TV presenter Adrian Chiles was among a number of celebrities taking part in an underwater tea party held in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care at the Park Club in Acton, west London. The event marked the launch of the charity's Blooming Great Tea Party Campaign, which seeks to encourage people to hold tea parties in June and July to raise funds for home nursing care for terminally ill people. Guests at the event - who wore Mad Hatter fancy dress - included the Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and the broadcaster and journalist Louis Theroux.

- The Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Sally Gunnell is to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa on 27 November to raise money for the anti-poverty charity ActionAid. Gunnell said she was looking forward to getting the chance "to see the great work ActionAid is doing to help women and communities out of poverty".

- The author and actor Stephen Fry and the presenter Lorraine Kelly took part in Missing People's Big Tweet for Missing Children on Twitter. Over a 24-hour period, from midnight on 25 May, the charity tweeted a new appeal for a missing child every 30 minutes.

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