Dominic Monaghan supports Sumatran Orangutan Society

Plus Natalie Portman, Sebastian Vettel, Bill Bailey, Pamela Relph, Mark Hunter, Jo Brand, Omid Djalili, Simon Pegg, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Claudia Winkleman, Tony Robinson, Nell McAndrew and Stephen Fry

Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan

- Dominic Monaghan, the actor who played the hobbit Merry in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and appeared in the cult television mystery Lost, is among a number of celebrities who have donated items to be sold off in the Jungle VIP auction, which is raising funds for the Sumatran Orangutan Society. The actor Natalie Portman, the racing driver Sebastian Vettel and the comedian Bill Bailey are also supporting the online auction, which began on 1 March.

- The Paralympic gold medallist Pamela Relph is a new ambassador for the medical charity Arthritis Research UK. Relph, who takes part in adaptive rowing - for those with physical disabilities - will help to raise awareness of arthritis.

Mark Hunter- The gold medal-winning Olympic rower Mark Hunter (right) is joining Right to Play's annual bike ride in July. The charity uses play to empower and educate children in hardship. Hunter will cycle 300 miles from France to London.

- The comedians Jo Brand and Omid Djalili will perform to raise funds for the Burma Campaign UK, which raises awareness of human rights abuses and presses the international community to take action. The event takes place on 6 March in Brighton.

- Celebrities including Simon Pegg, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Claudia Winkleman, Tony Robinson and Nell McAndrew have all participated in One Water's I Am Stela campaign on social media. The initiative seeks to raise awareness of clean drinking projects in Africa. Stela is a 12-year-old girl in the Turkana region of Kenya whose life has been changed by the installation of a water pump in her village.

- Norwich City Football Club helped to raise more than £97,000 for Railway Children, the charity for vulnerable kids, by wearing the charity's logo on their shirts for their match with Everton last month. The actor Stephen Fry, a director of the club, lent his support on Twitter.

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