Michael Sheen becomes patron of Kids in Museums

Plus Gloria Hunniford, Bill Bailey, Laura Trott, Chris Tarrant, Jasmin Walia, Felicity Varah Harding, Rhys Williams and Justin Welby

Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen

- The actor Michael Sheen has become a patron of Kids in Museums, the charity that aims to make museums welcoming to families. "A visit to a museum can be life-changing for a child, opening their eyes to new things, ideas and conversations," he said. "Every child should have that chance. I'm pleased to be working with Kids in Museums to make that happen."

- The presenter Gloria Hunniford attended the finals of a dancing competition held by Anchor, which provides housing and support for older people. The Strictly Dancing Final was held at the West Hall care home in West Byfleet, Surrey, on 1 November. The competition, which was designed to promote the benefits of being active in older age, was inspired by the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, on which Hunniford appeared as a contestant.

Bill Bailey- The comedian Bill Bailey (right), the cyclist Laura Trott and the presenter Chris Tarrant are among the celebrities who have been pictured with the one word they feel sums up what an asthma attack feels like. This is part of a campaign for the charity Asthma UK that is designed to raise awareness of the fact that an asthma attack can be fatal. Bailey chose the word "terrified", Trott selected "scared" and Tarrant said "panic".

- Jasmin Walia, from The Only Way Is Essex, joined Felicity Varah Harding, daughter of Samaritans founder Chad Varah, on 1 November as part of events to mark the charity's 60th anniversary. "I've been through my fair share of ups and downs and it is comforting to know that Samaritans is there, round the clock, if things get on top of me," said Walia.

- The 400m hurdler Rhys Williams has become a patron of the charity World Child Cancer, which works to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care for poor children. "Every child deserves a chance - the chance to live a healthy and happy life," he said. "I am very proud to be associated with such a charity and its worthwhile cause."

- Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has become president of the Christian disability charity Livability.

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