Celeb Watch

T4 presenters Steve Jones (pictured, left) and Miquita Oliver have launched the Teenage Cancer Trust's new campaign by modelling wristbands produced by fashion retailer USC to raise money for the charity.

The sweatbands, which bear the slogan "USC loves TCT", will be sold for £2.50 each in USC shops to fund new hospital units for the trust. "I'm sure being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager is a scary and isolating experience," says Jones. "That's why the trust builds special units in NHS hospitals where teenagers are treated alongside people their own age."

Broadcaster and author Claire Rayner and her restaurant critic son Jay are supporting Sense's initiative to urge GPs to be aware of sight and hearing loss in older people. The deafblind charity is also encouraging people with elderly relatives to request a copy of its booklet The Good Life, which advises families on how they can support older people with sight and hearing problems.

Teams of celebrity ambassadors for youth sports charity the Lord's Taverners and rugby charity Wooden Spoon went head-to-head for a fundraising golf day at Sand Martins Golf Club in Berkshire earlier this month. Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting captained the Lord's Taverners team, which included fellow former England cricketers Mark Ramprakash and Alec Stewart. Rugby commentator Ian Robertson captained the Wooden Spoon team, which featured former England rugby players Jeremy Guscott and Matthew Perry.


Supports: Trinity Hospice

Martin, the lead singer of rock band Coldplay, posed for a picture that will feature in an exhibition of celebrity images designed to raise awareness of palliative care for the terminally ill and raise funds for Trinity Hospice in London.

The picture is part of the Larger Than Life exhibition by portrait photographer Rich Hardcastle, who has asked each celebrity to write a quote or comment about their photo. Martin's reads: "Here is a picture Rich took of a singer with his head and shoulders glued to the wall. It took 26 hours to unstick him."

The exhibition is touring across London. Signed limited-edition prints are available from the hospice's website.

 - graham.willgoss@haymarket.com

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