Fundraising: Celebrity watch - Bob Geldof; Supports Help a London Child

Bob Geldof received a Special Lifetime Achievement Award at the Capital FM Awards in aid of Help a London Child. The charity provides financial support to organisations that work with children coping with the effects of abuse, poverty, illness, disability and homelessness. It is estimated that 40 per cent of children in London live in poverty. In his acceptance speech, Geldof called for a redistribution of wealth to tackle the issue.

Former footballer Ian Wright was also at the event, presenting the Help a London Child Award to St Christopher's Fellowship, which runs three homes in London and the capital's only refuge for runaway children.

Pop stars Lemar and Rachel Stevens also attended the awards ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Singer Mariah Carey turned up more than an hour late.

- Eric Clapton has donated two of the last remaining tickets for the sell-out Cream reunion gig at the Albert Hall on 5 May to Maggie's Centres.

The cancer charity is opening the bidding for the pair of tickets at £1,000 and plans to use the money to help build its first centre in London. The auction will run until noon on 16 April.

Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt opened the Zoological Society of London's new monkey enclosure at London Zoo. The comedy duo write and star in Perrier Award-winning The Mighty Boosh. ZSL is a scientific and educational charity actively involved in field conservation in 30 countries worldwide.

Gloria Hunniford will host a special gala concert in aid of the Caron Keating Foundation, the charity set up in memory of her daughter, who died of cancer. The event is taking place on 16 April in Birmingham.

Lady Astor of Hever is preparing to run the Flora London Marathon for the National Autistic Society. Lady Astor, whose 12-year-old daughter is autistic, has taken part in several treks for the NAS to Mongolia, Mount Kilimanjaro and Peru.

She said: "Running the London Marathon is a fantastic way to raise vital funds for the National Autistic Society. Some 530,000 people are affected by an autistic disorder in the UK today." The charity is still looking for people to join its marathon team. Interested runners should call 020 7903 3522.

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