Daniel Craig, Michael Rosen, Ricky Gervais and Sophie Ellis-Bextor support their favourite causes this week

Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig

Rosen lost his 18-year-old son, Eddie, to meningococcal septicaemia in 1999. "With personal experience of the devastating impact meningitis and septicaemia can have, I am keen to do all I can to raise awareness of the symptoms among the public and support those who have suffered from it."

The comedian turned Hollywood actor Ricky Gervais is among the famous names to have designed a manbag that will be auctioned later this summer for the Prostate Cancer Charity. The band Depeche Mode, comedian Alan Carr and Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand have also designed messenger-style bags sold by online retailer Manbagcompany.com.

Pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor showed her support for the Children's Society gold-medal-winning garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show in London last month. "I love spending time in the garden with my children, and the society's garden created a perfect environment for this," she said. "I hope it encourages more families to get together in their gardens and enjoy planting, digging and watching things grow."


James Bond actor Daniel Craig is one of several stars to appear in a video viral to promote The Prince's Rainforests Project, the charity set up by the Prince of Wales in 2007 to raise awareness of the need to take action against tropical deforestation. Craig appears with a computerised frog on his arm and introduces himself as an actor and "optimist" in the video. He is followed by film stars Harrison Ford and Robin Williams, Brazilian former footballer Pele and Princes William and Harry. The video also features a message from Prince Charles, who says: "Every year, destruction of the earth's rainforests releases more carbon dioxide into the air than all of the world's cars, planes and ships put together. We must act now - future generations are depending on it."

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