Celebrities: Princess Anne, Jay Kay, Bob Hoskins, Kate Humble and Lulu

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

Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay has donated a signed limited-edition T-shirt to raise money for the Captive Animals' Protection Society, of which he is patron. It will be up for auction on the website Giving Lots until 31 May. "I hope that the signed Jamiroquai T-shirt will help to raise some much-needed funds," he said.

Princess Anne has supported a European initiative to help people with learning disabilities to appreciate food and culture by attending a reception at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, west London. The Inventing Dishes - European Art scheme helps people from European countries to learn cooking and enjoy art. It is partly funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All programme.

Actor Bob Hoskins has opened a new facility that will provide social, educational, employment and leisure opportunities for adults with autism. The Autism Hub, funded by the Hoffmann Foundation, is based in Wood Green, north London.

TV presenter Kate Humble will launch a new initiative to encourage travellers to pack items that are needed in the areas they are visiting and donate them locally. The Stuff Your Rucksack campaign website lists items that are needed in different countries, from pencils and notebooks for schools in Bolivia to bras for a community health organisation in South Africa. Humble will host a launch night at the Royal Geographical Society in west London on 19 May.

Lulu, the veteran Scottish singer will perform a concert in Glasgow on 3 June in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care's Big Build appeal. The money raised will help pay for a new hospice in the city that is due to open later this year. "I recently visited the existing hospice in Glasgow and was moved by the selfless work that goes on there," she said. "I am very much looking forward to visiting the new hospice and am delighted to be able to do something to help." - Femke Colborne.

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