Celebrities: Lily Cole, Stephen Mangan, JLS, Caprice, John Terry, Jameela Jamil, Frank Bruno

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

- Model and actor Lily Cole, who is fronting Christian Aid's Christmas appeal about the plight of refugees, visited families at Nai Soi camp in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. The camp is home to 15,000 people and is one of nine on the Thai-Burmese border that house Burmese refugees. "Some of the refugees have lived in these camps for 26 years," said Cole. "It's a difficult idea to get my head around. The camps offer a refuge for people who have nowhere else in the world to feel safe and secure. If the funds were removed, there would be nowhere for them to go. It's frightening."

- The actor Stephen Mangan, from the television comedy Green Wing, received an award at a London event last month recognising his support for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

- Celebrities, including the boy band JLS, the Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the former forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn and Holly Willoughby, presenter of This Morning, have recorded messages to UK troops for the video website WinkBall.com's Faces for the Forces campaign. It is backed by Blesma – the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association.

- The model Caprice and the fashion expert Brix Smith-Start, from the Channel 4 show Gok's Fashion Fix, joined students from the American InterContinental University to offer a Thanksgiving meal for homeless women at the Marylebone Project. The project is a partnership between the charity Church Army and the Portman House Trust, a social landlord.

- The footballer John Terry has become an ambassador for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, which grants wishes to young people with life-threatening illnesses.

- The TV presenter Jameela Jamil launched the Red Ribbon Campaign for the Terrence Higgins Trust by posing for pictures to mark World Aids Day on 1 December.

- The ex-boxer Frank Bruno swapped gloves for a Kenyan Maasai statue with the paralympian Anne Wafula Strike to support ADD International, the disability rights charity. The charity's Stamp and Swap campaign asked people to swap experiences, skills or items.


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