Celebrities: David Walliams, David Cameron, Denise van Outen, Dannii Minogue, Kelly Brook, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Edith Bowman

This week's round-up of famous names supporting charities

David Walliams
David Walliams

- The comedian David Walliams will host a 24-hour panel show to raise money for Comic Relief. During the event, Walliams will switch between the roles of host, team captain and panellist. Other comedians involved include Sean Lock, Jason Manford and Leigh Francis. "This is an amazing challenge," said Walliams. "I just hope I don't fall asleep or burst into tears." The show will stream live online on 5 and 6 March and will later be edited down to small episodes for broadcast on Red Nose Day on 18 March

- The Prime Minister, David Cameron, is the new patron of the Diana Award, a charity that gives awards to young people who have made a positive change in their communities. At its 12th anniversary awards ceremony, held on 15 February at 11 Downing Street, Cameron pledged to continue to raise the profile of the award, which was established in memory of Princess Diana.

- The actor and presenter Denise van Outen plans to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Care's Pink Ribbon Walks. She will take part in the event at Petworth House, West Sussex, on 11 June, which is one of four such walks taking place. Jessica Fox, who plays Nancy Hayton in Hollyoaks, will take part in the Cholmondeley Castle walk on 4 June in Cheshire.

- The X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has donated a bra to the Big Bra auction, which raises money for the breast cancer charity Cancerkin. The model Kelly Brook is among other celebrities who took part.

Tinie Tempah- The musicians Tinie Tempah and Jessie J will play the finale of Teenage Cancer Trust's series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 27 March.

- The DJ Edith Bowman is one of several celebrities who have donated a personal item to be sold to raise funds for Oxfam. Bowman has given a purse to the charity's 100 per cent Giving Campaign. The model Daisy Lowe and Nick Hewer, who is one of Sir Alan Sugar's advisers on BBC1's The Apprentice, have also given items to be sold for the charity.

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