Celebrities: Miquita Oliver, Nicholas Hoult, Jasper Carrot and Fiona Bruce

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

Miquita Oliver
Miquita Oliver

T4 presenter Miquita Oliver is promoting a competition run by the Media Trust to give young people the chance to direct and produce their own films as part of Black History Month. Ten films will be broadcast on the Community Channel and at a screening event in London hosted by the charity and Channel 4. "I'm proud to be supporting this competition, which not only gives young people the chance to be creative, but also the chance to celebrate how black culture has inspired them, their community or the wider world and the impact it's had on their lives," said Oliver.

The Teenage Cancer Trust has recruited actors Nicholas Hoult and Michelle Ryan as ambassadors for its Shunburn campaign to educate young people about the effects of the sun. Hoult plays Tony Stonem in Channel 4's Skins, and Ryan is most famous for her role as Zoe Slater in EastEnders.

Celebrities including comedian Jasper Carrott, actor Tim Healy and former snooker player Willie Thorne will take part in a golf tournament to raise funds for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, on 29 July. The event will take place at Newcastle-under-Lyme Golf Club in north Staffordshire.

Celebrity chefs including Gary Rhodes, Ken Hom and Rose Elliot have donated recipes to help promote a campaign by WaterAid. The charity is asking people to host dinner parties for its Taste for Life campaign to improve access to safe water in the world's poorest communities. "Invite your friends and family round for a dinner party, picnic or barbeque and ask them to make a donation in return," said Elliot.

Newsreader Fiona Bruce ran the Asics British 10k London Run earlier this month to raise money for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths. "I am running for a beautiful little boy called Sid who died in his sleep when he was 13 months old," she said. "The FSID has helped my dear friends through this searing time in their lives - and so I would like to help the foundation."

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