Rhod Gilbert plays in Llamau football tournament

Plus Lucy Alexander, Bill Bailey, the Princess Royal, Katie Melua, Chrissie Hynde, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Maria Fowler

Rhod Gilbert
Rhod Gilbert

- The comedian Rhod Gilbert this month took part in the annual football tournament run in Cardiff by the young people's homelessness charity Llamau. Gilbert, who also supported the event last year, showed off his skills as a goalkeeper and outfield player and spent some time refereeing. "I've been involved with Llamau for a couple of years and it's a tremendous cause," he said. "There are loads of young people here who could just do with a bit of a bunk-up, and Llamau is there to do that."

- Lucy Alexander, who presents the BBC TV show Homes Under the Hammer, has opened a new home in Camberwell, south London, run by Ronald McDonald House Charities. The charity provides free 'home-from-home' accommodation for the families of children being treated at nearby hospitals, in this case King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill.

- The comedian and musician Bill Bailey has become an ambassador of Youth Music, which provides music-making opportunities for young people who would not otherwise have them. "I believe that every child should have the opportunity to make music in whatever way they like, whether it's singing, getting involved in music production or even playing the theremin," he said.

- The Princess Royal has become president of the centenary appeal by the Cavell Nurses' Trust, which supports UK nurses. The appeal aims to raise £3m by October 2015, which marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Edith Cavell, a British nurse who was executed by German forces during the First World War for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.

Katie Melua- Celebrities including the musicians Katie Melua (right) and Chrissie Hynde and the comedians Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges donated items that were sold on the auction website eBay last week to raise funds for the charities Shelter and Shelter Scotland. Melua is pictured, wearing the dress she donated.

- Maria Fowler from The Only Way is Essex gave her backing to Talk to Us, Samaritans' national awareness day. Fowler, who has used the charity's telephone support line, was at Waterloo train station in London on 24 July to promote the campaign.

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