Miranda Hart backs SSAFA's Big Brew Up Campaign

Angellica Bell, Darren Gough, Phil Tufnell, Martin Keown, Matt Le Tissier, Nick Hancock, Shane Richie, Rory Bremner

Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart

- The comedian Miranda Hart joins fellow comic Paul O'Grady and the TV presenter Fern Britton in backing the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help's Big Brew Up campaign, which runs from 3 to 9 October. The aim of the campaign is to get the whole country and overseas operations to organise tea parties to raise funds for the armed forces, veterans and their families. "Get brewing and cake eating," said Hart, whose father served in the navy. "And if anyone needs a cake taster, I am more than willing to offer my services."

- The TV presenter Angellica Bell is supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer's Go Pink fundraising campaign. This has been launched to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and is calling on people to give a pink twist to their favourite activities - for example, pink bake sales or pink-themed fashion shows. "I lost a friend to the disease, so this is a cause that is close to my heart," said Bell.

- The former England cricketers Darren Gough and Phil Tufnell and the former England footballers Martin Keown and Matt Le Tissier took part in the Nordoff Robbins Great Big Pub Quiz earlier this month. The quiz, which was hosted by the TV presenter Nick Hancock, took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in London. All proceeds will be used to help the charity provide music therapy services.

Shane Richie-The actor Shane Richie, star of BBC TV's EastEnders, recently hosted a fundraising event in aid of Noah's Ark Children's Hospice. The Glitzy Night Out event, at Woollams Playing Fields in St Albans, Hertfordshire, included an auction of prizes to raise funds for the charity.

- The TV impressionist Rory Bremner hosted Get Qu?zzical, the annual fundraising quiz night for the national children's helpline service Get Connected. About 300 corporate contestants, along with celebrity contestants from TV and radio quiz shows including Mastermind and Brain of Britain, took part in the event in London on 13 September. A total of £90,000 was raised.

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