Laura Trott hosts cycling masterclass for Bliss

Emilia Fox, Melissa Reid, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Rob James Collier, Colin Greenwood and Gavin Hastings

Laura Trott
Laura Trott

Laura Trott, the double Olympic cycling gold medallist, hosted a cycling masterclass for Prudential RideLondon fundraisers riding for Bliss. The special care baby charity is Prudential RideLondon's first charity of the year.

The actress Emilia Fox and the world champion paratriathlete Melissa Reid launched the Blindfold Run challenge in support of the RLSB, a London charity for blind young people. At the event, to be held on 2 November, each blindfolded runner will be tethered to a sighted runner who will guide them through the twists and turns of the 10km course.

Stars from Downton Abbey, including Jim Carter, who plays Mr Carson, Phyllis Logan, aka Mrs Hughes, and Rob James Collier, who is the butler Thomas Barrow, supported Medical Detection Dogs on a Doggie Paddle up the Thames boat ride. The event raised funds for the charity, which trains dogs to detect cancer and alert diabetics to dangerous falls in their blood sugar levels.

The Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood joined 21 fathers last month at the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon to raise more than £90,000 for the blood cancer charity.

The Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings hosted the Ascot Gold Cup Tea fundraising event at Leuchie House in East Lothian on 19 June. Leuchie House is a charity providing respite breaks for people and families affected by long-term degenerative conditions with complex care needs. The event featured live streaming of the races from Ascot, allowing guests to bet as they enjoyed afternoon tea and champagne.

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