This week, Twiggy helps raise vital funds for a new breast cancer research unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital.


Model and actress Twiggy is supporting an appeal to raise funds for a breast cancer research unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. The Pink Rose appeal, being run by the Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, asks people to host dinner, lunch or drinks parties and ask their guests to 'pay for their supper' by making donations. The aim is to raise £50,000 this year.

"The Pink Rose appeal is a wonderful way to support a very special cause and have fun at the same time," said Twiggy. "By holding a party you can help all women with this terrible disease."

Model and socialite Jade Jagger, the daughter of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, has modelled a designer raincoat to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The charity raised more than £75,000 in a month by selling the Splashmacs, designed by actor Sienna Miller, her fashion designer sister Savannah and Christopher Kane.

Former England football manager Graham Taylor has paid tribute to the volunteers who support grass-roots football. Speaking on behalf of sports charity the Football Foundation, he said: "Supporting volunteers at the grass-roots is essential. The ultimate football icon of the past 10 years, David Beckham, came through the grass-roots. So the Football Foundation's support is crucial to assisting those who give up their spare time week in, week out."

TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp has launched Keep Britain Tidy's latest blitz on litter by taking part in a canal-side clean-up. Allsopp joined volunteers on the canal bank in Kings Cross, London, as part of the charity's Big Tidy Up campaign. "The Big Tidy Up is about everybody mucking in to clean up their area," she said. "It could be a local park or an alleyway that has become a dumping ground."

TV presenter Davina McCall has become a patron of sexual health charity the Family Planning Association. "FPA is a brilliant organisation," she said. "Every day they're out there on the front line, giving sexual health advice and support. I'm passionate about the importance of talking to our children about sex and relationships, so I'm delighted that the charity supports this too."

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