Seven employees from the delivery company TNT will try to swim 23 miles across the English Channel between 22 and 24 August to raise money for Wooden Spoon, a charity that supports underprivileged children. The swimmers hope to raise £30,000.
Arsenal Football Club has raised £818,897 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. The money will enable the charity to build the Arsenal Lung Function Unit, which is due to open in 2012. The fundraising included a match day when players and directors donated a day's wages to the charity.
Overgate Hospice in West Yorkshire has launched its Rainbow of Ribbons campaign. People can give a sum of their choice to have a ribbon tied to a tree in the grounds of the hospice, which will be dedicated to someone who has added colour to their life. The hospice aims to raise £8,000.
The chief executive of Hestia, a London-based homelessness and domestic violence charity, will take part in the 4.5km Hellespont swim from European to Asian Turkey to raise £4,500. Patrick Ryan will attempt the feat on 28 August.