Sharleen Spiteri supports the Children's Hospice Association Scotland

Plus Matt Smith, Chris Martin, Rick Edwards, Nina Hossain, Nick Evans, Chris Hollins, Mike Gatting, Victoria Wood, Pam St Clement and John Barrowman

Sharleen Spiteri
Sharleen Spiteri

- Sharleen Spiteri, the lead singer of the band Texas, visited a hospice run by the Children's Hospice Association Scotland. Spiteri, who is pictured with Reiss Fairbairn, a beneficiary of Chas, visited the charity's Rachel House in Kinross before appearing at the nearby T in the Park festival.

Matt Smith [r] with Douglas Hibbitt- Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor in Dr Who, has sold his old car to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation. Smith, pictured right at a recent Starlight event with beneficiary Douglas Hibbitt, has had the silver Vauxhall Corsa, which he calls The Shed, since he was 18. The car sold for £6,300 on the auction website eBay last week.

- The Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was among the famous names to present an award at a ceremony at the House of Commons for the disability charity Whizz-Kidz. Martin presented 16-year-old Conor McKenna from Pomeroy in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, with the Inspirational Young Person Award. Others taking part in the event included the presenters Rick Edwards and Nina Hossain.

- The Harlequins rugby union player Nick Evans, the presenter Chris Hollins and the former England cricket captain Mike Gatting were among those taking part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race in London last week. Evans completed the 5km race blindfolded with the help of a guide - the event raises funds for and awareness of the avoidable sight-loss campaign Seeing is Believing.

- The writer and comedian Victoria Wood is urging people to sign up to the Alzheimer's Society's Memory Walk, which is a series of walking events that will take place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in September.

- The actors Pam St Clement and John Barrowman were among the celebrities who attended the start of the nomination process for the annual awards run by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The Princess Royal spoke at the event at the charity's office near Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire.

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