Fundraising: Edwards' participation in Big Brother to benefit charity

Jeremy Edwards' participation in Celebrity Big Brother will benefit mental health charity MIND. He said: "Mental health still has a stigma attached to it." Other charities that will receive a boost from the show include the Tsunami Disaster Emergency Committee, ChildLine, and Greatwood Caring for Retired Horses. All eviction votes cost 50p, of which 25p is split equally between the celebrities' chosen charities. Channel 4 and Endemol, the company behind the show, will donate a further 9p to victims of the tsunami.

Natasha McElhone is to support a forthcoming campaign to raise awareness of the work of Facing the World, a charity which provides surgery for children from poor countries born with severe facial disfigurement. The actress has actively supported the charity for some time, visiting children who have come to the UK for cranio-facial surgery.

Alistair McGowan launched the Woodland Trust's 2005 Christmas Card Recycling Scheme in a jacket made of used Christmas cards. People are being encouraged to drop their cards into recycling bins in WHSmith and Tesco stores. More than 45 million cards were collected and recycled last year.

Sir Roger Moore, Unicef's goodwill ambassador, was guest of honour at an event hosted by Kodak to mark a $1m milestone in the corporate partnership with the charity. The funds will support Unicef's End Child Exploitation campaign.

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