Annie Lennox supports mothers2mothers

Plus HRH The Princess Royal, Brooke Kinsella, Mark Foster, Karl Dickson, Sam Smith, Seb Stegmann, Liz Smith, Lacey Turner, Jack Wilshere and Carl Jenkinson

Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox

The singer Annie Lennox performed at an event in London last week for the charity mothers2mothers, which works with pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV in Africa. She said: "Mothers2mothers now reaches one in five of the world's HIV-positive women - a phenomenal achievement." The event raised £200,000 for the charity.

HRH The Princess Royal and the actor and campaigner Brooke Kinsella were among the guests at St James's Palace for youth charity UK Youth's Hearing Unheard Voices Awards on 29 November. The awards recognise young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who have campaigned on various issues. Princess Anne is the charity's patron.

The swimmer Mark Foster and the Harlequins rugby union players Karl Dickson, Sam Smith and Seb Stegmann gave their backing to a campaign by the Terrence Higgins Trust to tie in with World Aids Day, on 1 December. The Stand Up, Stand Out campaign invites people to wear red underwear for a day in December in return for a £2 donation to the charity.

The actors Liz Smith, who played Nana in The Royle Family, and Lacey Turner, who played Stacey Slater in EastEnders, have recorded greetings for an electronic advent calendar on behalf of Contact the Elderly, which aims to alleviate lonelinessJack Wilshere and Carl Jenkinson among older people. The calendar can be found on the charity's website.

The Arsenal footballers Jack Wilshere and Carl Jenkinson rattled buckets outside the club's stadium before its match against Fulham on 26 November to raise funds for Save the Children. The club, which appointed Save the Children as its global charity partner for the 2011/12 football season, dedicated the match day to raising funds for the charity. Arsenal players agreed to donate a day's wages to charity as part of the event.

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