Roy Hodgson helps raise £60,000 for the NSPCC with Q&A dinner

Plus: Warwick Davis, Stuart Pearce, David Gower, Chas Hodges, Mel Giedroyc, Barry Cryer, Tim Vine, Damon Hill

Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson

The England football manager held an exclusive Q&A dinner at the BT Tower in London to raise money for the NSPCC. Hodgson answered questions about the coming FIFA World Cup in Brazil at the event, which raised £60,000 for the charity. "Future generations of children in this country deserve the opportunity to have a wonderful childhood, free from cruelty and abuse," he said.

The actor Warwick Davis is supporting Little People UK's campaign against the use of the word "midget" for people with dwarfism. Davis, a patron of the charity, said: "Many little people have suffered bullying and ridicule in their lives, which causes them to lose confidence. They can become isolated." The campaign is running in the months leading up to Dwarfism Awareness Month, taking place in October.

Stuart Pearce, the former footballer, and the former cricketer David Gower kicked off a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer UK as part of its Men United campaign, in cooperation with Riley's sport bars. The campaign is aiming to raise £100,000 over the next two years.

Chas Hodges, lead vocalist of the musical duo Chas 'n' Dave, performed at a fundraising evening for the Freddie Farmer Foundation, which was set up in 2011 to raise funds for a specialised physiotherapy centre in south-east London for children and young people with cerebral palsy and serious mobility problems. The event, which took place in Bromley, Kent, raised more than £9,000 for the charity.

Famous names including comedians Mel Giedroyc, Barry Cryer and Tim Vine have told their favourite jokes in a short video for the Stroke Association's Action on Stroke Month, taking place this month.

The former world motor racing champion Damon Hill was among 80 people who cycled 250 miles from London to Caen, in northern France, then back to Guildford, Surrey, to raise funds for the Halow Project, which helps young people with learning disabilities.

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