Chris Evans helps launch FAB1 Million for Breast Cancer Care

Plus Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Mary Berry, Rosemary Shrager, Andy Gomarsall, Ben Drew, Arlene Phillips, Felicity Kendal, Laura Hamilton and Jenni Falconer

[L-R] Brian Cox, Mary Berry, Chris Evans and Gary Barlow
[L-R] Brian Cox, Mary Berry, Chris Evans and Gary Barlow

- The presenter and DJ Chris Evans has helped to launch FAB 1 Million, a year-long fundraising campaign to raise £1m for Breast Cancer Care using a pink Rolls Royce like the one used by Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds. Evans was part of a group of celebrities, including the scientist and presenter Brian Cox and the musician Gary Barlow, who drove the car from Land's End to John O'Groats in 24 hours last week. The food writer Mary Berry took part in the photo shoot to promote the initiative, taking the Lady Penelope role. The car, on loan from Rolls Royce, will be for hire all year for donations of at least £5,000 a day.

- The chef Rosemary Shrager has agreed to become a patron of the Veterans' Artisan Bakery, run by the social housing provider Riverside ECHG. The bakery, which provides training for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress or who are at risk of becoming homeless, is located at The Beacon, Riverside's supported housing scheme for veterans near Catterick Garrison in north Yorkshire.

- The former England rugby union player Andy Gomarsall opened a family therapy room in Reading, Berkshire, that will be used by the adoption and fostering charity Parents And Children Together. The room was developed using £10,000 of funding from the children's charity Wooden Spoon.

- The musician and actor Ben Drew, also known as Plan B, has founded a charity called Each One Teach One Trust. It will give grants to improve the lives of young people aged between 14 and 25 by providing access to new skills. It will initially focus on projects in east London.

- The choreographer Arlene Phillips has helped to launch the Blue Cross's Tea Party 2013 campaign. The annual event encourages people to host tea parties on 10 May to raise money for the animal care charity. Phillips is among the celebrities who have also designed pet-themed teapots that will be auctioned in aid of the charity. Other famous names to take part include the actor Felicity Kendal and the TV presenters Laura Hamilton and Jenni Falconer.

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