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Viewers of ITV show Challenge Anneka have reacted angrily after it emerged that only £2 of the £13.95 price of a charity CD produced by the programme will actually go to the cause in question.

The Sun reported that the CD, which includes songs by McFly and Myleene Klass, was made to raise money for the Association of Children's Hospices. One reader told The Sun: "To discover that a measly £2 goes to the charity is outrageous."

A spokeswoman from the show claimed the £13.95 retail price was necessary to cover costs, and said £2 per copy was a higher donation than normal for a charity CD.

A Cornish charity has taken the unusual step of offering to pay for a life-saving drug for a cancer patient after the local primary care trust refused to pay for it. Cancer Funding for Cornwall stepped in to help 57-year-old John Quance, who faced having to sell his home to pay for the treatment, according to the website This is the West Country.

The charity has given Quance £3,500, enough to pay for a month's supply of the drug, while he appeals against the PCT's decision. Quance told the website: "To think that people who don't know you, and have had no contact with you, can suddenly make an offer like this - it's a wonderful thing."

Actor Steven Arnold, who plays squeaky-voiced Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street, livened up proceedings at a charity dinner when he drunkenly challenged former boxers Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn to a fight, according to the Daily Mirror.

One of the organisers of the event told the paper that Benn and Eubank were so taken aback they didn't know whether to "hug Arnold or hit him".

A spokesman for the soap played down the incident and said: "It was a bit of fun."

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