Michael Vaughan completes trek for Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity

Plus Billy Connolly, Sara Payne, John Barrowman, Nigel Havers

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan

- The former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan completed a seven-day trek along a section of the Great Wall of China to raise money for the Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity. Vaughan, whose son was treated at the hospital for a chest infection, is hoping to raise £250,000 for equipment for the hospital's operating theatres. "My legs are really sore, but the trek has been great, and we are so glad to have been able to support the work of the charity this way," said Vaughan.

- The comedian and actor Billy Connolly will raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research through an event in London on 6 November. A Special Audience with Billy Connolly will take place at the Criterion Theatre, where audience members will be able to put questions to the performer.

- Sara Payne, known for her campaigning for 'Sarah's Law' after the murder of her daughter by a convicted sex offender, is asking people to take part in a Stroke Association survey for stroke survivors. The survey, which runs until 1 December, is attempting to establish what life is like for stroke survivors.

John Barrowman- The actor John Barrowman, best known for his role as Captain Jack in the TV series Doctor Who and its spin-off Torchwood, opened the Dogs Trust's new charity shop in Cowbridge, south Wales. The day raised more than £1,300 for the charity, of which Barrowman is a patron.

- The actor Nigel Havers supported the launch of a poetry book that will raise money for Samaritans. The book, Distinguished Leaves: Poems for Tea-lovers, was written by the poet Elizabeth Darcy Jones, who volunteers at Samaritans' branch in Kingston, Surrey. Havers, who wrote the foreword for the collection, said: "It was an honour to contribute to this delightful book of tea-poems, and to be part of this wonderful event in support of such a worthwhile charity."

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