Celebrities: Toby Garbett, Andy Abraham, Lemar, Miquita Oliver

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

Toby Garbett with Dame Kelly Holmes
Toby Garbett with Dame Kelly Holmes

The Olympian and two-time world champion rower Toby Garbett is taking part in the Great South Run on 24 October to raise money for the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust. Garbett said: "I am looking forward to putting my sporting prowess to some use, by running and raising money for the trust in this way." Garbett hopes to raise between £300 and £500 to help athletes mentor disadvantaged young people and aspiring Olympic champions.

Former X Factor finalist and UK Eurovision contestant Andy Abraham has completed a bike ride from London to Paris in four days to raise money for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. The money raised will support the families of infants diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer.

Scott Quinnell, Ieuan Evans, Rob Howley and Colin Charvis are among the 15 former Wales rugby union captains who began climbing Mount Kilimanjaro last Wednesday to raise money for the Velindre Cancer Centre. The climb is expected to last 10 days and members of the group hope to raise £1m.

The pop singer Lemar is backing a competition by the anti-smoking charity the Deborah Hutton Campaign to discourage young people from taking up smoking. The Cut Films contest challenges young people to make short films on "why smoking isn't cool", which will then be shared through social media websites.

The television presenter Miquita Oliver has designed a limited-edition 'I Love London' umbrella to raise money for the Princess Alice Hospice in Surrey, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The umbrellas will go on sale from 23 October at the Bentall Centre in Kingston and online through eBay, with £7.99 of the £14.99 retail price going to the charity. All costs have been funded by the Bentall Centre.

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