Jane Asher judges baking competition for the National Autistic Society

Plus Sir David Attenborough, Brian May, Ken Bruce, Claudia Winkleman, George Clarke and Martina Mavratilova

Jane Asher (right)
Jane Asher (right)

- The actor Jane Asher judged a baking competition for the National Autistic Society on 10 July. Asher, who is president of the charity, tasted the home-baked offerings of 14 people who are supported by the society. The bakers included Claire Metcalf, who is supported by its service in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

- The conservationist Sir David Attenborough and the guitarist Brian May will take part in the Hope 4 Apes 2013 fundraising ball at the Savoy hotel in London on 27 September. The event is being organised by the Ape Alliance, an international coalition of people and organisations that works for the conservation and welfare of apes. Funds raised will go towards buying portable pedal-powered cinema kits, which are used in remote African communities to screen films that promote conservation.

Martina Navratilova - The nine-time Wimbledon singles champion Martina Navratilova (right) spoke at a dinner at the Royal Chelsea Barracks in London in aid of Age International, which supports older people in developing countries and is a subsidiary of Age UK. "Many people in developing countries don't have access to healthcare and health guidance," she said. "So they often suffer from preventable illnesses."

- The BBC Radio 2 presenter Ken Bruce opened Macmillan Cancer Support's garden at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show last week. Bruce's close friend Peter Tory, who died from cancer last year, was supported by the charity.

- The presenter Claudia Winkleman is supporting a campaign by the deafblind charity Sense to raise £200,000 to open a deafblind children's centre in London. "As a mother, I can only imagine what it must be like to discover that your child is deafblind and the help and support that they must need," she said. "That's why I'm delighted to support Sense with its campaign to develop the only dedicated deafblind children's centre in London."

- The presenter and architect George Clarke, who fronts the TV show The Restoration Man, has become a trustee of the Foundation of Light, Sunderland Football Club's charity.

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