Hugh Grant becomes patron of Pancreatic Cancer Action

Plus Jay Sean, Brian May, Davina McCall, Ian Hislop, William Roche, Sir Terry Wogan, Josh Lewsey, Gethin Jones, Gemma Atkinson, Chris Boardman, Iwan Thomas, Frank Skinner, Jane Asher

Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant

- Actor Hugh Grant has become a patron of Pancreatic Cancer Action. Grant's mother died from the illness in 2001. Ali Stunt, chief executive of the charity, said: "Hugh totally supports our aim, which is to make more people aware of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer, enabling early diagnosis in time for surgery."

- The musicians Jay Sean and Brian May helped to raise more than £50,000 for Save the Children at the Asian Awards 2011 at London's Grosvenor House. Open to people of South Asian origin, the awards highlight international achievement from business, sport and culture while raising money and awareness for charitable causes.

- TV presenter Davina McCall, Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, Coronation Street star William Roache and radio presenter Sir Terry Wogan became artists for an evening at an event called Lyrical Journeys. They were asked to draw, doodle or scribble something to remind them of their favourite songs for an auction to raise money for the Hospice in the Weald in Kent.

Josh Lewsey- Josh Lewsey, a member of England's World Cup-winning rugby union team of 2003, TV presenter Gethin Jones, model Gemma Atkinson and Olympic athletes Chris Boardman and Iwan Thomas are among the celebrities taking part in a new sporting challenge called DHL First Nation Home for this year's Sport Relief. Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will compete around the UK.

- Comedian Frank Skinner and actor Jane Asher helped to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK by donating signed copies of the books that have inspired them.


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