Lynda Bellingham lends support to Gemstone Midnight Walk

Plus Chris Tarrant, Frank Warren, Anneka Rice and James Anderson

Lynda Bellingham supports the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity
Lynda Bellingham supports the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

- The actor Lynda Bellingham has once again lent her support to the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity's Gemstone Midnight Walk. The 13-mile walk will take place on 13 July in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where she grew up, and aims to raise at least £60,000 for the hospice. Walkers will wear pink T-shirts and bunny ears in an attempt to raise awareness of the appeal. The last three Midnight Walks raised £200,000 in total.

- Chris Tarrant, the television presenter, will captain a team of celebrities in a charity cricket match at Lord's Cricket Ground this month to celebrate the founding of the Lord's Taverners, which helps disadvantaged and disabled children. Tarrant's team, which also includes the former cricketer Mike Gatting, the television presenter Nicholas Parsons and the film critic Barry Norman, will play a side made up of the charity's dentist sponsors, the Dr James Hull Drillers, on 27 July.

- Frank Warren, the international boxing promoter, will take part in a weigh-in with a difference for the children's charity Variety, starting this month. Warren will provide the scales and supervise the Fat Boy Slim Challenge, in which four businessmen, along with the charity's chairman, will lose weight between now and the end of the year in return for sponsorship. The five participants have already secured £100,000 of pledges.

James Anderson- The England cricketer James Anderson (right) has become an ambassador for Nordoff Robbins, the music therapy charity. Anderson will work with it to raise funds and awareness. He was on hand for the charity's annual Silver Clef Awards last month, which honours music artists and helps to raise funds for the charity.

- The former Treasure Hunt presenter Anneka Rice was back in her famous jumpsuit last month to promote the National Garden Scheme's festival. Rice boarded her trademark helicopter to fly to five gardens in five counties on 15 June for the special Challenge Anneka event. The annual festival, in which people open their gardens to the public, has raised £2.6m to support hospice care through the charity Help the Hospices since 1997.

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