Arthur Smith takes part in Largactyl Shuffle for CoolTan Arts

Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley. Angela Rippon, Fiona Phillips, Alastair Campbell, Julia Bradbury, Seamus Coleman, Kesha

Arthur Smith
Arthur Smith

- The comedian Arthur Smith will be taking part in the Largactyl Shuffle, an annual walk hosted by the arts and mental health charity CoolTan Arts. The event is named after the anti-psychotic drug largactil, which can have side effects including a shambolic gait. Smith has been appointed patron of this year's walk, which follows a five-mile route around Southwark, London, on 15 October. It will raise funds for the charity and ties in with World Mental Health Day. "I love both walking and London, so I am very much looking forward to the walk and to discovering more about Southwark, the area I grew up in," said Smith.

- The actors Dame Judi Dench and Joanna Lumley, the TV presenters Angela Rippon and Fiona Phillips and the former 10 Downing Street director of communications Alastair Campbell are among the supporters of a campaign by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers aimed at highlighting the adverse effect of caring on older carers' health.

Julia Bradbury- The TV presenter Julia Bradbury has become a patron of the health charity Bowel Cancer UK. Bradbury's mother was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year. "I am delighted to become a patron for Bowel Cancer UK," she said. "We have had personal experience dealing with all the issues and emotions surrounding bowel cancer after our mother was diagnosed. She is now on the road to recovery."

- The Irish footballer Seamus Coleman, who plays for Everton FC, was the guest of honour last week at the opening of a new charity shop by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in Crosby, Liverpool.

- The American singer and songwriter Kedollars ha has been appointed as the first global ambassador for the animal protection charity Humane Society International. "One of the main underlying sentiments of my music is to respect all living creatures just as they are," she said. "I believe that, together, we can change laws that currently allow innocent animals to be unjustly mistreated and abused all over the world."


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