The actor Carey Mulligan and other celebrities, including the television presenter Ruth Langsford, the actor Vicky McClure and the comedian and actor Meera Syal, have stepped out to support Alzheimer's Society's fundraising Memory Walks this autumn. Mulligan, who is an ambassador for the charity, has a grandmother with dementia.
The broadcaster Gaby Roslin hosted the children's charity Variety's Patrons of Variety event at the Shard in London. It featured the magician Dynamo and musical acts including the star soprano Laura Wright.
Stars including the actors Daniel Craig and Helena Bonham Carter, the singer Sir Tom Jones, the celebrity baker Paul Hollywood and the model Abbey Clancy have been recreated as animated superheroes for BBC Children in Need and are appearing on TV trailers before this year's appeal on 14 November. It is hoped they will galvanise the nation to "sign up, pledge their allegiance and be a hero" to support the appeal.
The Countdown star Rachel Riley launched RNIB Read, a month of fundraising activities in October inspired by Braille. She is also calling on people to "wear dots and raise lots" to support the charity for the blind's range of reading services.