Katherine Jenkins performance helps raise £140,000 for Jewish Care's Holocaust Survivors Centre

Plus: Martin Roberts, Guy Martin, Jessica-Jane Applegate, Theo Paphitis, Ricky Gervais, Terry Pratchett and Polly Toynbee

Katherine Jenkins pictured with Heddi Frankl, a member of the Holocaust Survivors Centre
Katherine Jenkins pictured with Heddi Frankl, a member of the Holocaust Survivors Centre

The Welsh mezzo-soprano performed at a fundraising dinner in aid of Jewish Care's Holocaust Survivors Centre in Hendon, north London. The event raised more than £140,000 for the centre, which provides therapeutic and social activities for survivors of the Holocaust. Jenkins is pictured with Heddi Frankl, a member of the Holocaust Survivors Centre.

Martin Roberts, from BBC1's Homes Under the Hammer, has helped to launch the safety charity Rospa's first Family Safety Week, set up to help people protect their loved ones from accidents. "As soon as I heard about Family Safety Week I wanted to be a part of it," he said. "Being the father of two young children and knowing friends and colleagues who have lost loved ones in accidents, I know how crucial it is to get the balance right." The week runs until 28 March.

The motorcycle road racer and television presenter Guy Martin has lent his name to a fundraising event in aid of Spinal Research. Guy Martin's Big Brew asks people to hold a tea-drinking event over the bank holiday weekend between 2 and 5 May to raise funds for the charity. Martin, who fractured several bones in his back in an accident during the Isle of Man TT in 2010, has supported the event for the past three years.

The Paralympic gold medal-winning swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate has become an ambassador for the learning disability charity Mencap. Applegate, who has Asperger's syndrome, said she hoped to help raise the profile of people with learning disabilities who compete in sporting activities.

Theo Paphitis, best known as one of the dragons in the television series Dragons' Den, has given his backing to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity's Many Hands campaign, which encourages businesses in north-west England to raise funds for the charity.

Celebrities including the comedian Ricky Gervais, the writer Terry Pratchett and the journalist Polly Toynbee will appear in a series of online adverts that will form part of a social media campaign by the British Humanist Association. The campaign, which includes four animated YouTube videos narrated by the actor and presenter Stephen Fry, has the aim of raising awareness of humanism.

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