Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh record spoof film for WaterAid

Plus Bill Bailey, Amy Childs, Ant & Dec, Elle Macpherson, Chemmy Alcott, Alex Danson and Zoe Smith

Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh
Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh

- The Ground Force presenters Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh have recorded a spoof film in support of the development charity WaterAid. It shows the pair building a well in the English countryside before using a bulldozer to package it in cardboard boxes to be sent to Africa. "The message we're trying to deliver is the fact that WaterAid is working with local people all around the world, rather than taking an idea and imposing it on people," said Walsh.

- The comedian Bill Bailey is asking men to grow beards this month to raise funds for the Sumatran Orangutan Society during 'Ape-ril'. Bailey, who is a patron of the charity, said: "By raising awareness and vital funds, we can make a real and lasting impact on the survival of orangutans. That has to be worth a bit of an itchy chin."

- The Only Way is Essex star Amy Childs has announced that she will be running this year's Virgin London Marathon to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. She is one of 457 people on the charity's team for this year's event, which takes place on 21 April. "I am counting on everyone to show their support, sponsor me and help the BHF to raise much-needed funds for the research needed to fight heart disease, the UK's biggest killer," she said.

- The TV presenters Ant & Dec have pledged to give the royalties from their single Let's Get Ready to Rhumble to ChildLine. The track went to number one in the UK iTunes chart recently after the pair, who are patrons of the children's charity, performed it during Saturday Night Takeaway, their weekly TV show on ITV.

- The model and actor Elle Macpherson was among the celebrities at a recent event to launch a fundraising venture for the charity Right To Play, which uses sport to help children facing adversity. The event, held in London on 26 March, supports the fundraising efforts of Barry Karacostas, who will be attempting a husky trek across the Arctic. Other well-known people to attend included the skier Chemmy Alcott, the hockey player Alex Danson and the weightlifter Zoe Smith.

 

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