The singer-songwriter Professor Green has been named as the new patron of Calm, which works to prevent male suicide. Green, whose father committed suicide, said: "We need to get the message out to young men that asking for help when things go bad is what everyone should be able to do." He takes over from the comedian David Baddiel, who held the position for seven years.
The former boxer Ricky Hatton, the sports broadcaster Jacqui Oatley and the TV presenters Sarah Beeny and Dawn Harper were among the celebrities to back Wear A Hat Day for the charity Brain Tumour Research. The event was the culmination of Brain Tumour Awareness month, with people donning beanies, boaters, top hats and trilbies and donating money to the charity.
Celebrities including the singer Sir Tom Jones, the presenter Jonathan Ross, the Arsenal footballer Jack Wilshere and the fashion designer Vivienne Westwood donated shoes to be auctioned on the British Heart Foundation’s eBay site on 28 March as part of Good Morning Britain’s Heels
4 Hearts campaign. Funds raised by the campaign will help to provide secondary schools in the UK with kits for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The television presenter Claudia Winkleman and the comedian Jo Brand have become ambassadors for Dimbleby Cancer Care, which provides support to people living with cancer and to their families and carers.
The businesswoman and former star of The Apprentice Margaret Mountford shared stories about her career and TV appearances at a lunch that raised more than £6,500 for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The event in March included a fundraising auction hosted by the auctioneer and TV personality Philip Serrell.
Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green, north London, is to host a charity football match in May in conjunction with St Joseph’s Hospice for adults in nearby Hackney. A team of celebrities, led by the reality TV star and Haven House ambassador Mark Wright, will play Tottenham Hotspur Legends including Mark Falco, Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton.