Simon Cowell and Max Clifford support Shooting Star Chase

Plus Annie Lennox, Cherie Lunghi, Emmanuel Petit, Alistair McGowan, Jessica Hynes, Simon Webbe, David Hasselhoff, Chris Evans and Tim Minchin

[l-r] Simon Cowell with Sian and Max Clifford
[l-r] Simon Cowell with Sian and Max Clifford

- The pop mogul Simon Cowell and the PR expert Max Clifford hosted a Valentine's Day tea party at the Dorchester Hotel in London for families supported by the Surrey children's hospice charity Shooting Star Chase. Clifford, a patron of the charity, and Cowell are pictured with Sian, 16, who is supported by the charity. Cowell said: "I've got to know many of the children there. For example, Sian will often text just to tell me what a great day she's had at Chase."

- The singer Annie Lennox and the actor Cherie Lunghi are supporting a march across London's Millennium Bridge as part of the world's largest women's rights campaign. The series of marches across bridges in places such as Canada and South Sudan on 8 March, which is International Women's Day, are organised by Women for Women, an international charity for female survivors of war.

- The former footballer Emmanuel Petit has become a global ambassador for the Homeless World Cup. Petit, who played for Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea, and scored a goal in the 1998 World Cup final, said: "I believe that sport and football are very important for human beings, and that is why I decided to be an ambassador." This year's event, organised by the charity the Homeless World Cup Foundation, will be in Mexico City in October.

- The comedian Alistair McGowan, the actor Jessica Hynes and Simon Webbe from the boyband Blue will feature in a series of YouTube films that encourage people to use fairly traded products during Fairtrade Fortnight. In the videos for the Fairtrade Foundation's Take a Step for Fairtrade campaign, the celebrities break into a frenzied dance - the 'Fairtrade step' - every time they see the Fairtrade logo.

- The Baywatch star David Hasselhoff met abandoned puppy Dexter on a visit to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. A dog owner, Hasselhoff visited the charity after filming a TV programme at studios nearby.

- Red-headed celebrities, including the TV presenter Chris Evans and the comedian Tim Minchin, are backing an auction to raise money for the Sumatran Orangutan Society, which is trying to prevent the ginger-furred ape from becoming extinct. The auction launched on eBay on 1 March.

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