Celebrities: John Terry, Kylie Minogue, Arthur Smith, Chris Read

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

John Terry
John Terry

Terry and other members of the squad at Chelsea FC are helping to promote a new mental health and wellbeing programme for war veterans, run by the Football Foundation. Inside Right, announced at an event at the London club's Stamford Bridge ground last month, will use football to help veterans adjust to civilian life. It will be delivered by five professional football clubs: Chelsea, Everton, Colchester United, Portsmouth and Lincoln City. "I am really pleased that football is playing its part in helping our servicemen and women return to civilian life," said Terry. "They have risked their lives serving our country and we are rightly proud of them."

Singer Kylie Minogue and actors Sienna Miller and Claudia Schiffer have appeared in a new series of images by photographer Mario Testino to promote a campaign by Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative raises money through the sale of designer clothes in high-street retailers including Topshop, Marks & Spencer and Whistles. This year's collection features black-and-white designs.

Comedian Arthur Smith will present a TV appeal by Vitalise, a charity that organises short breaks for disabled people and their carers. The star of Grumpy Old Men was filmed for BBC Lifeline, the broadcaster's monthly charity appeal programme, at the Vitalise Netley Waterside House in Southampton. The film will be broadcast on 18 April.

Former England cricketer Chris Read has become a patron of Bowel Cancer UK. Read has supported the charity since 2007, when he ran the New York Marathon in honour of his first cricket coach, Trevor Ward, who died of bowel cancer. "As a patron, I will ensure that we raise awareness of the disease whenever and wherever possible and that the charity gets all the support it deserves," he said.

Classical 'boy band' Blake recorded a single to promote the WWF's Earth Hour, a campaign to encourage people and businesses all over the world to turn off their lights for an hour to raise awareness of climate change. All profits from the single, called Beautiful Earth, will be donated to the WWF. Various notable landmarks in the UK turned off their lights for the event last month, including the BT Tower and the London Eye.

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