Ainsley Harriott dons wellies at work to support Farm Africa

Plus: Warwick Davis, Dermot Murnaghan, Lizzy Yarnold, Jeremy Paxman, Cindy Crawford, Tess Daly, Julia Bradbury, Paul O'Grady, Amanda Holden, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Sarah Harding, Alexandra Burke and David Gandy

Ainsley Harriott
Ainsley Harriott

The TV chef Ainsley Harriott joined other famous faces, including the actor Warwick Davis, the news presenter Dermot Murnaghan and the Olympic gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold, to urge people to wear their wellies to work. The Give Hunger the Boot at Work campaign will raise money for the poverty charity Farm Africa.

The journalist and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman visited the homelessness charity Caritas Anchor House in Newham, east London. Paxman, an advocate of finding long-term solutions to homelessness, has been a patron of the charity since 2011.

The model Cindy Crawford visited Orbis's Peru programme with the Flying Eye Hospital, a fully equipped mobile teaching hospital operated by the international sight-saving charity. She spent a day learning about the organisation's work.

The TV presenter Tess Daly is supporting the third year of Barnardo's Toy Exchange with the retail chain Argos. Donated toys will be sold in the charity's shops with the aim of raising a total of £2m over the three years.

The television presenter Julia Bradbury attended the inaugural Treasure Trail organised by the children's medical research charity Sparks. She has supported the charity for a number of years.

Celebrities including the comedian and television presenter Paul O'Grady, the actor Amanda Holden, the children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, the singers Sarah Harding and Alexandra Burke and the model David Gandy attended Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball. They met some of the animal charity's residents in a "doggie guard of honour".

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