Celebrities: Simon Cowell, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Lily Cole, Noel Gallagher, Danny Boyle, Dizzee Rascal, Trevor Baylis

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

Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell

- Simon Cowell, the host of The X-Factor and patron of Children's Hospices UK, gave his support to Children's Hospice Week from 14 to 21 May. The campaign by the charity was intended to raise awareness of the work of children's hospices. Cowell said a hospice was more than just a building: "It's an environment that creates happiness for these kids, and I cannot tell you how important this is. And it's not just the kids; it's the families that need help too."

- The TV presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen attended The Big Green Quiz in London on 11 May, in aid of the Eden Project in Cornwall. A total of £40,000 was raised for the educational charity's Rainforest Experience, which includes a new treetop walkway and learning centre in the project's Rainforest Biome. Llewelyn-Bowen said: "Ten years on shows that Eden is not a flash in the pan with its creativity and longevity. It's exciting when people come together to raise money for a specific cause."

Lily Cole- The model Lily Cole took to the catwalk for an event at Lancashire County Cricket Club on 15 May to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event, organised by Fashion Kicks, which arranges fashion-themed events to raise money for charity, featured an auction in which attendees made bids for prizes, such as a guitar signed by the musician Noel Gallagher and a luxury yacht holiday. More than £1m was raised for Macmillan.

- The film-maker Danny Boyle and the rapper Dizzee Rascal were among a number of celebrities to attend a fundraising dinner and auction at the Savoy Hotel in London in aid of the youth charity Futureversity. More than £40,000 was raised through the auction and ticket sales. Rascal auctioned the shoes in which he attended the event and raised £1,600.

- The inventor Trevor Baylis, who created the wind-up radio that helped communicate the dangers of Aids to people in Africa, has been appointed patron of AidEx, a humanitarian aid exhibition. Supported by charities such as ShelterBox, it will include the Aid Innovation Challenge - a competition to find the next big invention to help people in the developing world.

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