Focus: Fundraising - Celebrity watch - Roger Daltrey and Richard Desmond

Indira Das-Gupta, indira.das-gupta@haynet.com

Support: Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal and Camp Simcha.

Who frontman Roger Daltrey and Richard Desmond performed with their band, the RD Crusaders, last week to raise funds for the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal - part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London - and Camp Simcha, a charity for children with cancer.

The band has raised more than £1m for different charities since it was formed by Daily Express owner Desmond in 2003. At the latest gig, the band was joined by a number of musicians, including Robert Plant and Lulu.

Desmond said: "These are the people I have admired from my earliest youth, when I played the drums and started out in business with music magazines.

Now I am living a dream at the same time as giving something back to charity.

"Roger and I chose the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal because it does such an amazing job supporting the hospital."

- HRH the Duke of York is backing Deafness Research UK's appeal to raise money for a new research centre that will work to restore deaf people's hearing and prevent deafness in those at risk. The new UCL Ear Institute is located next to the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London and was built with a £9m grant from the Wellcome Trust. The Duke of York, who is patron of the charity, was given a private tour of the institute earlier this month.

Jeremey Vine, the radio and TV presenter, will commentate on the 19th annual tug of war between members of the Houses of Lords and Commons, which will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year the event raised more than £135,000 for the charity.

Daniel Bedingfield will be performing at the launch party of children's charity Global Angels' Step Up campaign. Those who attend will be able to have their picture taken in front of a specially designed 12ft backdrop of an angel. Limited-edition photographs of celebrities will also be available.

Chico is launching Barnardo's Big Toddle, a half-mile sponsored walk for the under-fives, at Kenwood House in London next week. The X Factor runner-up said: "Everyone knows that I love kids, and this is just such a fun event to be involved with."

Rosemary Conley, the fitness guru, is calling on members of the public to take part in a Devoted to Life Walk this summer for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The walks are taking place at different locations around the country from May until September.

Conley said: "A Devoted to Life Walk is a fantastic way to get fit and experience the great outdoors while supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care, a great cause."

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