Celebrities: Sally Boazman, Duncan Bannatyne and Stephen Mangan

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

Stephen Mangan supports Marie Curie Cancer's Great Daffodil Appeal
Stephen Mangan supports Marie Curie Cancer's Great Daffodil Appeal

Travel presenter Sally Boazman, better known as BBC Radio 2's 'Sally Traffic', is hosting a one-woman show in aid of international development charity Transaid.

The show will take place in north London on 6 March. "I feel it is important to support road safety initiatives in the developing world, where the issue becomes even more pertinent as often no emergency services or solid infrastructure exist," she said.

Martin Roberts, presenter of property auction show Homes Under the Hammer, has announced he will run the London marathon in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Joe McElderry, who won the most recent series of The X Factor, visited St Oswald's Hospice last month. The singer was given a tour of the children's unit and visited the adult in-patient ward.

Choreographer Arlene Phillips and fashion designer Tracey Boyd have designed t-shirts to promote Cancer Research UK's Race for Life 2010, which asks women to take part in 5km runs. The charity said the t-shirts, available to buy from the Race for Life website, represented the "feminine spirit and energy of Race for Life", which takes place between May and July.

Entrepreneur and Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne will take part in housing charity Shelter's second Vertical Rush event, in which supporters are sponsored to race up the 42 floors of Tower 42, the tallest building in the City of London.

The actor Stephen Mangan, best known for his role in TV comedy Green Wing, is among the famous faces calling for people to volunteer to collect money for Marie Curie Cancer's Great Daffodil Appeal.

Comedian and presenter Stephen Fry, DJ Tony Blackburn, actors Lynda Bellingham and Alison Steadman, impressionist Jon Culshaw and adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes also feature in a video asking for 20,000 people to raise funds for the appeal.

Mangan, whose parents both died from cancer and were cared for by Marie Curie nurses, said: "I'm proud to be supporting the appeal in any way I can and hope the video encourages everyone to give an hour of their time, because it really could help someone in their final hours."

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