Sue Nicholls marks Together Trust's 140th anniversary

Plus Gemma Atkinson, Anna Maxwell Martin, Adam and Simon Ryan, Dara O Briain, Ed Byrne, Al Murray

Sue Nicholls
Sue Nicholls

- Staff and service users at the Together Trust were joined by Coronation Street actor Sue Nicholls to mark the charity's 140th anniversary. The organisation, founded in 1870, provides care and education services to children and adults in north-west England. Its history was celebrated in an exhibition of photographs and videos at John Rylands Library in Manchester. Nicholls said: "It's the people behind the Together Trust who are to thank for its long and successful heritage. We could all learn from the carers, teachers, volunteers, parents and staff members who make the charity what it is today."

- The model and former Hollyoaks actor Gemma Atkinson is one of the celebrities backing a campaign to protect tigers. TigerTime, set up by the British artist David Shepherd, is supporting conservation projects in Russia and Asia. "I was shocked to hear that there are only 3,200 wild tigers left on earth," said Atkinson.

Anna Maxwell Martin- The actor Anna Maxwell Martin, who starred in the BBC's version of Bleak House, will show her support for Carers Leeds by opening a summer fete. The charity is part of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers network.

- The Only Way is Essex stars Adam and Simon Ryan showed their support for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home at an eye-catching 'pooch party', featuring some of the charity's best-dressed canine residents.

- The comedians Dara O Briain, Ed Byrne and Al Murray performed last week at a one-off fundraiser for the New Horizon Youth Centre, a London-based charity supporting young homeless people. The show was hosted by the charity's chair, the broadcaster Jon Snow.

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