Kylie Minogue donates car for auction for the NSPCC

Plus Kenny Logan, Gabby Logan, Kara Tointon, Artem Chigvintsev, Anton du Beke, Mary Nightingale, Hugh Bonneville, Toby Stephens, Hattie Morahan, Sheila Hancock, Tim Vine, Jimmy Carr, Simon Pegg, David Mitchell

Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue

- Kylie Minogue donated her Lexus car for auction at the NSPCC City of London Christmas dinner on 1 December. The car, which raised £29,000 for the NSPCC Helpline on the night, included bespoke headrests signed by the singer. Minogue, who is an ambassador for the charity, said: "I would like to say a huge thank you to the generous bidder who bought my personalised Lexus, which I have been driving for the past year."

- The former Scotland rugby player Kenny Logan and his broadcaster wife Gabby Logan hosted this year's Dyslexia Action Awards Dinner. Famous faces also attending the event, which was held at the Savoy in London and raised £150,000 for the charity, included the actor Kara Tointon and her partner Artem Chigvintsev, the Strictly Come Dancing professional.

- Another Strictly Come Dancing professional, Anton du Beke, has helped launch the Nordoff Robbins 2011 Christmas appeal. The charity hopes to raise £100,000 through the campaign, which will go towards funding 50,000 music therapy sessions for vulnerable people.

Tim Vine- Comedians including Tim Vine, Jimmy Carr, Simon Pegg and David Mitchell will have photo portraits of themselves auctioned to raise money for the housing charity Shelter. The Funny Faces exhibition features 48 portraits of comedians. The portraits will be available to buy at an online auction until 17 December, at

- The ITN broadcaster Mary Nightingale hosted the Rainbow Trust Christmas Carol Concert in London on 1 December. The event included readings from the actors Hugh Bonneville, Toby Stephens and Hattie Morahan.

- The actor Sheila Hancock hosted a business reception at the research centre of the charity Brain Tumour Research earlier this month. The centre is at the University of Portsmouth, where she is Chancellor.


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