Fundraising: Celebrity watch

Indira Das-Gupta

Davina McCall

Supports: Comic Relief

Big Brother presenter Davina McCall travelled to Kenya with three bus drivers from Coventry to visit two projects that benefited from money they raised for Comic Relief. The men raised nearly £30,000 by doing their own version of The Full Monty, stripping off at pubs and clubs around the country. The men even appeared naked on Red Nose Night last year.

In Kenya, they visited the National Co-operative Housing Union, which helps families to form groups and buy land together, and the Resource Projects, which helps manage the use of the community's forests and runs literacy and numeracy programmes. Their visit will be shown on a special programme, It's Your Comic Relief, to be screened tonight on BBC 1.

Also shown on the documentary is a visit to Ethiopia by Lenny Henry and the Chaplain family, who raised £5,000 for Comic Relief.

Singer Natasha Bedingfield showed her support for the Tiny Lives Campaign by visiting parents and their sick and premature babies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Southmead Hospital in Bristol last week.

Her visit followed an announcement by the charity that it has raised £750,000 to refurbish the unit. The Tiny Lives Campaign needs to raise £1.5m in total to modernise the unit, which provides care for more than 500 babies every year. The charity also held a collection at the star's concert in the Colston Hall in Bristol.

Rapper Roots Manuva is donating all the proceeds from his track No Love to War Child. The previously unavailable track can be downloaded for 99p from the website www.warchildmusic.com. Other hits that can be downloaded from the site include Take My Hand by Moloko. All the money raised will help children affected by war.

TV presenter Michaela Strachan is one of 40 celebrities who donated holiday snaps for an auction to raise money for Vitalise, which provides holidays for disabled people and their carers. The event featured, among others, pictures of Sir Ian McKellen and Denise Van Outen.

Cilla Black has helped give a makeover to the lounge at Centrepoint in Berwick Street, London. The living room, which is used by 27 young people who live at the project, was transformed into a stylish living area by DIY expert Handy Andy for Cilla Live on Livingtv.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Markel

Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now