Hannah Cockcroft becomes a patron of Whizz-Kidz

Plus Brooke Kinsella, Pam St Clement, Graeme Le Saux, Kate Humble and Myleene Klass

Hannah Cockcroft
Hannah Cockcroft

- Hannah Cockcroft, the double gold medal-winning Paralympic athlete, has become a patron of Whizz-Kidz, which provides mobility equipment for children and young people with disabilities. Cockroft was given her first sports wheelchair by the charity when she was 15. Last month, she helped to launch the charity's manifesto, called Generation Inspired?

- Brooke Kinsella has become an ambassador for Victim Support. The actor and knife crime campaigner's relationship with the charity dates back to when she used its services after the murder of her brother Ben in 2008. She is fronting a campaign to raise funds for the charity's helpline, Supportline, for which there is increasing demand.

- The actor Pam St Clement is promoting a puppy sponsorship scheme on behalf of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. St Clement, best-known for her role as Pat in EastEnders, encouraged visitors to this year's Crufts dog show in Birmingham to sponsor the charity's puppies before they are trained to alert deaf people to various sounds.

Graeme Le Saux - The former England footballer Graeme Le Saux (right) has become an ambassador for the Football Foundation. He will support the charity, which allocates £30m in grants every year to grass-roots sport, in developing better community facilities across the UK.

- The television presenter Kate Humble has become a patron of the British Hen Welfare Trust. Humble, who presents Springwatch on BBC Two, has taken on a flock of 20 ex-battery hens at her farm in the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire. She will help run hen rehoming days on behalf of the charity.

- The musician and television presenter Myleene Klass has recorded a YouTube video to promote the work of Youth Music. The clip features Klass standing behind a mixing desk in a recording studio, discussing the work done by the charity to use music to empower children and young people.

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