Fundraising: Celebrity watch

Frankie Dettori and Anthea Turner

Supports: The Brooke

Frankie Dettori and Anthea Turner supported The Brooke's first national fundraiser, Courses for Horses, at Goodwood racecourse earlier this month.

The equine charity organised a series of events at some of the most prestigious racecourses across the country throughout May and June.

Presenter Turner said: "My sister and I saw The Brooke tending sick and injured horses in Egypt and India. My enduring memory is of the care given by the charity's vets to the horses - and their owner's delight when they were made well again."

The Brooke has already raised £60,000 from its fundraising at racecourses.

With money from 400 individual events run by members of the public still to be collected, the charity hopes the total will exceed £100,000.

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Nick Leeson spoke at a fundraising event for children's charity MedEquip4Kids yesterday. Guests quizzed Leeson about his involvement in the collapse of Barings Bank 10 years ago, his four-and-a half year spell in a Singapore jail and how he coped with cancer. Money raised from the event will be used to purchase life-saving equipment for sick babies and children throughout the North West.

Actress Donna Air joined screenwriter Julian Fellowes, Ivana Trump and Joan Collins at the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair Charity Gala Evening, in aid of the NSPCC, earlier this month. The event raised £210, 000 for the Young People's Centre in Tower Hamlets and a service based there called Street Matters/Bfree.

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