Ashley Roberts backs Wig Wednesday

Plus Joanna Lumley, Michelle Ryan, Morrissey, Luke Treadaway, Davina McCall, Fabrice Muamba and Mark Foster

Ashley Roberts
Ashley Roberts

- The former Pussycat Dolls singer and Dancing on Ice judge Ashley Roberts is among the celebrities who have given their backing to Wig Wednesday, a fundraising campaign for Clic Sargent that encourages people to don a wig on 22 May to raise funds for the young people's cancer charity. Roberts and other famous names, including the actors Joanna Lumley and Michelle Ryan, have had their pictures taken wearing colourful wigs to promote the day.

- Morrissey, the singer and former frontman of The Smiths, has given his support to a call by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection for an independent inquiry into the treatment of animals at an Imperial College London research laboratory.

- The actor Luke Treadaway, who recently won Best Actor in the Olivier Awards for his role in the National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has become an ambassador for the charity Ambitious about Autism. He visited the charity last year while researching his part in the play, in which he portrays an autistic teenager.

- The presenter Davina McCall completed a 100km sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for the children's charity Action Medical Research on 11 May. McCall was taking part in the Action Diva Sussex bike ride for the third time.

- The former footballer Fabrice Muamba took part in a visit by the cardiac arrest charity Sads UK to the Oasis Academy MediaCityUK school in Salford, Lancashire, to highlight the importance of defibrillators in schools. The charity is campaigning to make them mandatory. Muamba was forced to retire from football after he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton Wanderers last year.

- The former swimmer Mark Foster will give a speech at the Royal Life Saving Society UK's inaugural awards ceremony next month. The drowning prevention charity will be giving out awards to people including pool lifeguards and trainer assessors at the event at Cranage Hall near Crewe, Cheshire on 14 June.

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