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Children's charities the NSPCC and NCH both announced new celebrity support this week in the shape of England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson (above) and singer Jamelia, respectively. Wilkinson began his work as NSPCC's new ambassador at the opening of a children's centre in Newcastle, his club town. "Although I get lots of requests from lots of amazing charities, I don't want to be trying to make a token effort everywhere," he said. Aussie singer Peter Andre, meanwhile, donated the £215,000 he made on TV's 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here' to the NSPCC. NCH's new celebrity champion Jamelia said the move reflected her personal experience of domestic violence, the subject of her single 'Thank You'. Kylie Minogue was named as the NSPCC's first ambassador last year.

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