What's new: Your round-up of the latest fundraising campaigns

Leukaemia Research's corporate partner, Wickes, is asking its staff to give up something they love for the whole of 2008 to raise funds for research into blood cancers.

As part of its Go Without to Give Life initiative, the DIY retailer's employees will give up items such as cigarettes, chocolate, tea or coffee. They will either collect sponsorship or donate the money they would have spent to Leukaemia Research. 

Celebrity builder and Leukaemia Research supporter Tommy Walsh has pledged to abstain from eating chocolate to help kick-start the fundraising. Wickes has partnered Leukaemia Research since October 2006.

Islamic Relief Worldwide has launched a £5m appeal for humanitarian aid for the population of the Gaza Strip. The charity is raising awareness though television adverts, a web appeal that includes banner advertising and emails to supporters.

Marine Connection, which seeks to protect dolphins, whales and porpoises, will receive 50 per cent of profits from a pop song and ringtone, Don't Do the Dodo!, recorded by environmentalist Anthony Cooper. He hopes to get the record, which goes on sale in March, into the top 10 to raise awareness of endangered species.

Great Ormond Street Hospital has begun a partnership with cosmetics brand Clinique to launch the Kiss it Better appeal, raising money for research into childhood cancer. A donation of £2 from each Clinique lipgloss and lipstick sold in House of Fraser stores in February will go to the charity.

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