David Walliams shows his support for social care charity

Plus: Sir Bob Geldof, Joanna Lumley, James Corden, Penny Lancaster, Simon Cowell, David Cameron, Vanessa Feltz, Sir Philip Green, Baroness Karren Brady, Dermot O'Leary, Benjamin Stambouli, Nabil Bentaleb, Alex Macqueen, and the Duke of Edinburgh

David Walliams
David Walliams

The comedian and actor David Walliams is to appear at The Fed's annual appeal dinner. Previous celebrity speakers at the social care charity's event include the musician Sir Bob Geldof, the actress Joanna Lumley and the comedian and actor James Corden.

The X-Factor judge Simon Cowell was joined by a beneficiary, Michael Kuperberg, when they delivered a closing speech together at the annual dinner of the Jewish disability charity Norwood. The event attracted a number of well-known people, including the Prime Minister David Cameron, the presenter Vanessa Feltz, the businessman Sir Philip Green and the businesswoman Baroness Karren Brady.

Cat-loving celebrities including the presenter Dermot O'Leary, the actor Dame Judi Dench and the children's author Julia Donaldson have donated their "paw prints" to raise funds for Cats Protection. The signed artworks were auctioned online.

The broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson has been confirmed as the next president of the Lord's Taverners, the youth cricket and disability sports charity. He is replacing the former England cricket captain Chris Cowdrey, who has finished a three-year tenure.

The Tottenham Hotspur players Benjamin Stambouli and Nabil Bentaleb officially opened the Barnet and Southgate Learning Disabilities Centre of Excellence in north London at Barnet and Southgate College, run in partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the charitable arm of the football club. It will provide specialist education facilities for students with complex learning and physical disabilities.

The actor Alex Macqueen is supporting the Children in Crisis 21st Anniversary appeal, which aims to continue providing sustainable education to children in some of the most remote post-conflict areas of the world, including countries currently affected by Ebola.

The Duke of Edinburgh conducted the official opening of a new permanent First World War exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum London. He is the museum's royal patron.

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