Celebrities: Robbie Savage, Irwin Sparkes, Lorraine Pascale, Jameela Jamil, Dermot O'Leary, Vanessa Feltz, Boris Johnson

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

Robbie Savage
Robbie Savage

- The footballer Robbie Savage and the TV presenter Fiona Phillips are among a number of celebrities urging people to volunteer for the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland. The charities hope to recruit 10,000 volunteers to collect donations at Tesco stores at the end of May. "My father was diagnosed with dementia and it has been the biggest challenge of my life," said Savage. "I know how devastating it can be on the person with the condition as well as their loved ones."

- Irwin Sparkes, the lead singer of The Hoosiers, completed the London Marathon in four hours 55 minutes to raise money for the emotional support charity Samaritans. He will also give the Hoosiers fan who donates the most money to the charity the handwritten lyrics to their Top 10 hit Goodbye Mr A. "I'm calling out to all my fans for donations so we can raise more than £5,000 for the charity together," he said.

- The TV chef Lorraine Pascale, presenter of BBC2's Baking Made Easy, is fronting Wake up your Mind, the mental health charity Mind's breakfast fundraiser aimed at improving mental health at work. Workers are being asked to hold breakfasts on 20 May to improve morale. Pascale has provided a flapjack recipe to help workers kick-start the day. "An energy-packed breakfast is an essential way to start the working day and my flapjacks are the perfect occasional treat to enjoy with colleagues while raising funds for Mind," she said.

Jameela Jamil- The T4 presenter Jameela Jamil supported Teenage Cancer Trust's Rock Your Shades day on 6 May. Jamil urged people to wear sunglasses, like rock stars, and donate to the cause. The charity's corporate partner, Topman, designed shades that were on sale for £5.

- Famous names including the presenters Dermot O'Leary and Vanessa Feltz, and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, are backing World Jewish Relief's Big Bagel event. They have all named their favourite bagel filling and the public can vote for the best one. The winning filling will be on sale in June at Daniel's bakery in Temple Fortune, north London, with 10 per cent of the profits going to WJR.


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