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Justin Lee Collins
Justin Lee Collins

TV presenter Justin Lee Collins has helped launch Shine Together in his home city of Bristol. The charity will raise funds for equipment and research at the city's Southmead Hospital, where he was born in 1974. Chat show host Trisha Goddard, film director Ken Loach and actor Ali Bastian will appear in adverts to promote the latest phase of the Time to Change campaign, set up to end discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. The campaign, led by Mind and Rethink, has also enlisted the help of the Premier League. It was launched at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club, last week.

Former cricketer Sir Ian Botham has done a sponsored walk to mark the 25th anniversary of his trek from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise money for Leukaemia Research (now Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research). Beefy walked through 10 towns in 10 days, completing a 10-mile route in each town. His charity walking began in 1985, when he met children with leukaemia in a Taunton hospital.

The singer will perform at the London branch of Selfridges on 14 May to mark the launch of a charity shop. The Oxfam Curiosity Shop will be based in the Ultralounge, an exhibition and performing arts space in the store. Lennox and other celebrities, including singer Natalie Imbruglia, TV presenters Zoe Ball and Alexa Chung and actor Dame Helen Mirren, will work behind the counter in May to help promote the shop. It will sell one-off garments by designers such as Livia Firth and Vivienne Westwood, as well as items donated by celebrities. Proceeds will go to Oxfam women's projects.

Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Daley Thompson is taking part in a cycle ride around Britain's coast to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity. About 1,300 riders will participate in the 6,600km Great Tour from 3 July to 4 September.

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