Katie Price, the model and TV personality, asked to meet a group of children who were inspired to organise a sponsored fancy dress walk after seeing her run the London Marathon. Children from Orleans Park Secondary School in Twickenham, London, raised £2,500 for Vision Charity, a charity for visually impaired and dyslexic children.
Price met the children at Linden Lodge School in Wandsworth, south London, where the money raised will go towards building a new performing arts centre. "I am a great supporter of Vision as it always makes it clear how the money will be spent," said Price, who is a patron of the charity. "This new centre will be an amazing facility, and as a mother of a multi-disability blind child I know only too well how vital these centres are."
TV and radio presenter Jamie Theakston faced one of his biggest fears - heights - to raise money for radio station Heart FM's newly launched charity, Have a Heart. He cleaned the windows of Britain's tallest building, One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London. Listeners were invited to vote and donate by text message to decide which of his worst fears he should face - heights, water or rollercoasters.
Artist Tracey Emin and gallery owner Kenny Goss will design a window display at London department store Liberty this summer after winning a lot at an auction by the Terrence Higgins Trust. Other items at the HIV charity's Lighthouse Gala Auction included works by Emin and other contemporary artists including Damien Hirst and David Hockney.
Golfer Darren Clarke and Strictly Come Dancing dancer Camilla Dallerup have lent their names to Breast Cancer Campaign's £100 Challenge campaign, which will encourage supporters to raise £100 through a fundraising event of their choice. Clarke and Dallerup will play their part by encouraging sports and dance clubs to hold events.
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals has recruited actor Jason Donovan to start a fundraising run in aid of the Oxford Children's Hospital. The OX5 Run, an annual five-mile race around Oxfordshire's Blenheim Palace, was started last year by Conservative Party leader David Cameron.