Sharon Stone supports Life After Stroke's fundraiser

Plus Jake Wood, Wayne Bridge, Monty Panesar, Mel C, Michelle Keegan, Lauren Goodger, Amy Childs. Example and the Bradford Bulls

Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
- The Hollywood actor Sharon Stone appeared on video to announce the winner of Life After Stroke's fundraiser of the year last month. The annual event was organised by the Stroke Association at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 26 June. Announcing the award, Stone, herself a stroke survivor, praised the courage of the award's recipient, fellow stroke survivor Rachel Ingelfield, and highlighted the fact that 18,000 British women of working age have a stroke every year.

- Jake Wood (right), who plays Max Branning in EastEnders, has signed up to take part in the Star Walk on behalf of the charity Keech Hospice Care. TJake Woodhe 10-mile midnight walk takes place in Luton on 14 September and Wood will be joined by the footballer Wayne Bridge and the England cricketer Monty Panesar. Wood said he wanted to help the hospice to do even more in its local community.

- Mel C, the former Spice Girl, will be joined by other celebrity supporters, including the Coronation Street actor Michelle Keegan, and Lauren Goodger and Amy Childs from The Only Way is Essex, to promote Jeans for Genes day, which takes place on 20 September. The annual event, for the charity Genetic Disorders UK, encourages pupils and workers to make donations to the charity in return for wearing their jeans to school or work that day. The charity will also sell a campaign T-shirt to raise more money for the cause.

- Example, the British rapper and MC, has become an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He has been a keen supporter of the trust since he headlined a fundraising concert for it last year and has raised £20,000 for it. To mark his new role, Example - real name Elliot Gleave - donated items of his clothing, including trainers and jackets he has worn on stage while on tour, to be sold through auctions on the website eBay.

- The Bradford Bulls rugby league team is supporting Blind Veterans UK's annual Tarts for Troops campaign, which asks members of the public to bake tarts and sell them to raise funds. Players from the team posed with a giant tea cup before the match against Warrington Wolves on 30 June to promote the fundraising event to spectators.

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