Celebrities: Martin Clunes, Jo Whiley, Ed Speleers, Philip Mould, Pat Cash

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

Pat Cash
Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash will take part in a five-day trek in the Andes from 30 April to 10 May next year to raise money for male cancer charity Orchid. "This trip is a huge personal challenge for me," he said. "It's going to be an incredible adventure and I'm looking forward to going on the journey with Orchid supporters." Cash hopes to raise £10,000.

Actor Martin Clunes is to host an event on his land in Dorset to raise money for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Buckham Fair will take place on 22 August on Beaminster Down, and will include a dog and pony show, a funfair and a silent auction.

BBC radio presenter Jo Whiley officially opened The Buszy regeneration project in Milton Keynes, which has turned a dilapidated bus station into a community space run by young volunteers. The area, regenerated by community interest company Make a Difference, boasts a performance space, a fair trade cafe, an urban garden and a regenerated skate park.

Actor Ed Speleers, best known for playing the lead role in the fantasy film Eragon, will run the London Marathon to raise money for the young person's support charity Youthnet. Speleers, who became the charity's first ambassador in March, hopes to raise more than £5,000.

Antiques Roadshow presenter Philip Mould has become a patron of eye disease research charity Fight for Sight. "As an art dealer, I occupy a world that is dependent on the power of sight," said Mould. "I can't think of a neater link between a calling and a cause. I am honoured to be associated with Fight for Sight and its wonderful work in preventing and treating sight loss."


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