Celebrities

This week, Top Gear presenter James May donates his "paw print" to raise money for Cats Protection.

Martine McCutcheon
Martine McCutcheon

A bevy of thespians and other celebrities took part in a day-long tribute to playwright Harold Pinter, who died last year, to raise funds for sports charity the Lord's Taverners. A Lord's Taverners team, led by former England captain Mike Brearley and including broadcaster Chris Tarrant, the charity's president, was beaten by Pinter's former team, The Gaieties in a 35-over match on 27 September. This was followed by a fundraising dinner in the Long Room at Lord's cricket ground attended by actors including Jeremy Irons, Roger Lloyd Pack and Timothy West. An oil portrait of Pinter playing cricket is being auctioned, with the proceeds going to the charity. * Page 11, 16 June.

Top Gear presenter James May has donated his "paw print" to raise money for Cats Protection. Broadcasters Bruce Forsyth and Sir Jimmy Saville, actor Sir David Jason and musician Phil Collins have also donated their "paws" - signed and styled outlines of their hands - for auction on eBay. The Celebrity Paws are open for bids until 10 October.

Actor and singer Martine McCutcheon will host a VIP reception at Breast Cancer Campaign's annual Pink Ribbon Ball on 10 October. McCutcheon will welcome guests to London's Dorchester Hotel. Singer and DJ Sonique, fashion designer Karen Miller and former athletes Linford Christie and Colin Jackson are due to attend.

Forty female celebrities, including actor Helena Bonham Carter, model and singer Twiggy and TV presenter Fearne Cotton, have donated dresses to an exhibition of celebrity party attire in aid of Princess Alice Hospice. The exhibition can be seen at Bentall's shopping centre in Kingston until 19 October, and the dresses will then be auctioned on eBay. A fashion show to launch the exhibition featured Kerry Ellis, star of the West End show Wicked, and Hollyoaks actor Ciara Janson.

Former Tomorrow's World and Swap Shop presenter Maggie Philbin has become a trustee of drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity Swanswell. She is joined on the board by Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics at Reading University, and named by Channel 4 as one of the top six scientists in the UK.

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