Diversity support the Sock it to Eating Disorders appeal

Plus Jamie 'JJ' Hamblett, Jack Whitehall, Lewis Hamilton and Princess Beatrice


- Diversity, the dance group and winners of Britain's Got Talent, are supporting Sock it to Eating Disorders, the fundraising appeal organised by Beat, the national eating disorders charity. Sock it to Eating Disorders encourages people to get silly with their socks and fundraise for Beat during Eating Disorders Awareness Week between 24 February and 2 March.

- The cast of the West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have been knitting hats in support of Age UK and Innocent's Big Knit. Now in its 10th year, the Big Knit raises funds for the charity's Spread the Warmth campaign, which provides information and advice to older people in winter.

- Jamie 'JJ' Hamblett, a singer with the group Union J, has called for more young people to support dementia research. Writing on Alzheimer Research UK's dementia blog, the singer said: "What a lot of people don't realise is that while dementia mainly affects people over the age of 65, it can affect younger people too."

- The comedian Jack Whitehall is to perform at a gig in aid of Stand Up for Women, an organisation that raises funds for women's charities. Whitehall will be joining other comedians, including Junior Simpson, Sara Pascoe and James Mullinger, to perform at the music hall Wilton's in Whitechapel, London, on 7 November.

- Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has become a global ambassador for education for Save the Children. He is supporting its campaign to highlight the fact that 57 million children lack a primary education and recently visited West Bengal in India to meet children it has helped. Hamilton said: "It was heart-breaking to speak to children who are desperate to learn, but are either too poor, or too far away from the nearest school."

- Princess Beatrice is to attend Children in Crisis's carol service at St Luke's Church, Chelsea, on 2 December. The princess, a global ambassador for the children's charity, will be one of the readers at the service.

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