Tina Hobley launches Barnardo's Big Toddle

Plus Tony Hadley, the Duchess of Cambridge, Tina Cook and Graham Fellows

Tina Hobley and son Orson
Tina Hobley and son Orson

- The Holby City actor Tina Hobley and her three-year-old son Orson have launched Barnardo's Big Toddle, an annual event in which under-fives take part in a short sponsored walk to raise funds for the charity. The theme of this year's event is fairy tales and nursery rhymes. "I would encourage parents and carers to get involved, have fun with fairy tales and raise as much as they can for the UK's vulnerable under-fives," said Hobley.

- Tony Hadley, the singer from the band Spandau Ballet, showed his support for the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, by attending its first party night in aid of its annual Gemstone Midnight Walk fundraiser. The walk will take place in July.

- The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message in support of Children's Hospice Week, run by Together for Short Lives, the children's palliative care charity. She became a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices in January. "Children's Hospice Week is a time to recognise, celebrate and support the inspirational work of those hospices, and those who provide palliative care to these children and families," she said.

Tina Cook- The Olympic equestrian Tina Cook (right) gave her backing to Alzheimer's Research UK ahead of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, which took place in Gloucestershire last week. Alzheimer's Research is the official charity of the event. Cook's late grandmother suffered from the disease.

- Graham Fellows, also known as the comedy musician John Shuttleworth, has recorded a song to help the wildlife charity Froglife to raise awareness of Save the Frogs Day. The song, Love the Toad (Warts and All), was released to garner support for the international day, which is run by the US-based charity Save the Frogs.

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