Rebecca Addlington gives her backing to Malaria No More UK

Plus Prince William, Ann Widdecombe, Jamie Murray and Martin Lewis

Rebecca Addlington
Rebecca Addlington

- The contestants on the ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, including the former Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, gave their backing to Malaria No More UK, the official charity of the TV show - 15p from every phone vote is donated to the charity and each celebrity contestant learned about the cause before entering the jungle.

The Duke of Cambridge- The Duke of Cambridge (right) this month visited the Westway Sports Centre in west London, which is run by the social enterprise the Westway Development Trust, to meet young people taking part in a course run by the sports charity Greenhouse. The programme, called Coach Core, helps young people to develop skills, confidence and aspirations in the hope of creating a generation of inspirational role models and sports coaches.

- Ann Widdecombe, the former politician and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, has visited a slum in Ethiopia in her role as vice-president of the Leprosy Mission England and Wales. Widdecombe went to the slums of the Woreda district of Addis Ababa, where there are high rates of leprosy. She met those helped by the charity, which aims to transform the lives of people affected by the disease.

- The money-saving expert Martin Lewis has teamed up with the financial education charity the Personal Finance Education Group to launch a campaign to get schoolchildren talking about money. The charity is sending free posters and teaching materials to every primary and secondary school in England.

- Jamie Murray, the former Wimbledon mixed-doubles champion, has become a patron of the disabled children's charity Whizz-Kidz. "I know that sport can be a fantastic route to leadership, teamwork and personal growth, and am looking forward to raising awareness of accessible sport and the great work Whizz-Kidz does," he said.

- Celebrities including the comedian Doon Mackichan, the actor Nicholas Farrell and the illustrator Jan Pienkowski did readings at the annual celebrity carol concert in aid of the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, which supports the families of children with life-threatening illnesses. The event took place at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London, on 5 December.

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