Celebrities: Sir Mick Jagger, Phil Tufnell, Max Clifford and Johnnie Walker

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

Sir Mick Jagger is the latest star to announce his support for the 1GOAL: Education for All campaign, which uses football to promote educational opportunities around the world. Jagger said: "I am honoured to support 1GOAL. To raise awareness through this global sport that 72 million children are denied education is truly amazing."

Phil Tufnell, the former England cricketer and vice-president of the Children's Trust, took part in the fun at the charity's inaugural paralympic sports festival last month. He was joined by pupils from Surrey schools at the event. Tufnell said: "It's been a fantastic day. Sport is a great way of bringing people together."

Matt Littler and Darren Jeffries, who used to play Max and OB in the soap opera Hollyoaks, took part in the Blue Mile - Race for the Environment earlier this month for WWF. The pair were among 600 who swam, kayaked or paddled the 1,600-metre course to raise money and awareness.

Coronation Street stars including Julie Hesmondhalgh and Antony Cotton helped to launch the HIV charity George House Trust's Paint a Pound campaign, in which fundraisers get 25 different people to donate £1 each. Donors draw pictures of themselves on stickers, which go on display to acknowledge their support of the 25-year-old charity.

The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy has appointed publicist Max Clifford as its vice-president. Clifford, who developed epilepsy at 46, said: "As someone who has suffered from epilepsy, I am happy to try to help."

Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker, a former cancer sufferer, is fronting a fundraising campaign for the Pelican Cancer Foundation, which helps lower bowel, prostate and bladder cancer patients. He is voicing a series of appeals for Classic FM throughout this month.

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