Fatima Whitbread supports the British Heart Foundation

Plus Eamonn Holmes, Mollie King, Kara Tointon, Richard Branson, Prince Andrew and Brooke Kinsella

Fatima Whitbread
Fatima Whitbread

- The former javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread is supporting the British Heart Foundation's Great British Bag-athon, which calls on people to fill bags of unwanted items to donate to the charity. "I love taking on new challenges, and clearing through all my clothes, books, CDs and DVDs will be a big task, but I'm excited about getting involved," she said. "I'm hoping to fill at least five bags, but even filling up one makes such a difference and helps the BHF continue its life-saving work."

- The presenter Eamonn Holmes visited the Dogs Trust's Ballymena centre to present a gift of £5,000 raised by the Television and Radio Industries Club. Holmes and his son Jack took a tour of the centre and met dogs being looked after by the charity.

- Supporters of the charity Dyslexia Action have chosen Mollie King, from the band The Saturdays, as the most inspirational dyslexic celebrity. It is the second time that King has been voted winner of the award. The actor Kara Tointon and the entrepreneur Richard Branson were among those also nominated.

- Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, abseiled from the 87th floor of the Shard in London to raise funds for the Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust. Ffion Hague, wife of the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and the mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington also took part in the challenge.

- The former EastEnders actor Brooke Kinsella has given her backing to a campaign by the charity Victim Support, which asks police and crime commissioner candidates to promise to support the victims of crime. The charity wants candidates to agree to support five promises, including making the police more victim-focused. Kinsella, whose brother Ben was killed in a knife attack in 2008, said: "I know how important it is to get emotional and practical support after a crime.

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