Celebrities: Sir Paul McCartney, Jon Snow, Noddy Holder, Kate Garraway, Holly Willoughby, David Schneider

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

Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney

- The musician Sir Paul McCartney has declared his support for a Buav campaign to end animal testing for toiletries and cosmetics sold in the EU. The anti-vivisection charity's campaign, called No Cruel Cosmetics, was launched because of concerns about a delay to an import and sales ban on animal-tested products in the EU. The former Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton has also signed the campaign's petition.

Noddy Holder- The journalist Jon Snow and the Slade frontman Noddy Holder were among the celebrities who became teachers for a day in Teach First Week, which highlights educational disadvantage. The celebrities taught in schools where at least half the pupils come from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of the annual campaign by the charity Teach First. Other famous names included the Olympic kayak gold medallist Tim Brabants and the BBC political editor Nick Robinson.

- The daytime TV presenter Kate Garraway visited Togo on behalf of the development charity Care International UK to meet people who are trying to start up businesses to escape poverty. Garraway, an ambassador for Care International's microlending website lendwithcare.org, visited entrepreneurs in the west African country.

- Holly Willoughby, who presents ITV's This Morning, has launched the new website of Children's Hospices UK. Willoughby is a patron of the charity, which campaigns on behalf of hospices and supports their staff.

- The Prostate Cancer Charity enlisted the help of the comedian and actor David Schneider to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in March. Schneider was photographed with some of the charity's 'blue army', who were sent on to the streets of London to raise awareness of the campaign and the disease. The colour of the army, which comprised 25 people from a variety of circus and acrobatics groups, is the same as the charity's logo. "It's a great cause, and awareness is vital in helping to fight the disease," said Schneider. "So hurrah for the blue people and hurrah for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month."

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