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Celeb Charity of the Week

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: February 8th, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’ve collated the best celebrity charity link ups and are leaving it open to you to vote on the best. The winner will be announced here next Thursday.

Here are this week’s nominations:

1) Carey Mulligan and Alzheimer’s Society

The BAFTA award winning actress raised $95,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society when she attended the ASMALLWORLD gala dinner at the Gstaad Palace Hotel in Switzerland in December.

A charity auction took place at the event and Milligan was asked which charity she would like the profits to go to. Having lost her Grandmother to the disease, she is committed to helping them at any opportunity.

Alzheimer’s Society UK works to provide help and information to people affected by dementia in their communities.

2) Duchess of Cambridge and Action on Addiction

Hope House is to welcome its patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge to its Action on Addiction treatment centre later this week.

“Hope House offers a safe, secure and comfortable place for women to recover from substance dependence and receive additional support for other compulsive disorders” said Nick Barton, Chief Executive.

It is hoped that the Duchess’ support will put the spotlight onto addiction and recovery and help break down the stigmatic barriers. She will meet clients and hear their stories and have a taste of what a day at Hope House can offer in terms of treatments and therapies.

3) Eric Clapton and Crossroads Centre

Eric Clapton has partnered with Guitar Center to launch his limited edition guitar collection that has been designed to help benefit his charity, Crossroads Center.

The one-of-a-kind collection has been developed by drawing inspiration from some of Clapton’s pivotal career points.

The Crossroads Center in Antigua was created to provide residential care to chemically dependent persons. Family assistance and aftercare programs are also offered to assist with the lifestyle changes offered.

4) Sir Richard Branson calls for an end to Arctic Drilling

In a recent blog post, the Virgin boss said that Arctic drilling was “unsafe and irresponsible”.

“If you’re going to achieve real progress you’ve got to balance the pros and cons of different solutions available today and then analyse, discuss and debate what the best options might be. However, in the case of drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic I think the best option is a clear one: don’t do it.”

He went on to say: “As an airline owner, lower oil prices can be good for business – until renewable jet fuels begin to successfully penetrate the market. But this is one step too far and the costs look set to outweigh any benefits. Drilling in the Arctic Ocean should be banned.”

5) Sian Lloyd and Action for Children

TV presenter and charity ambassador Sian Lloyd is appealing for cyclists to take part in the Ride London Challenge to help neglected and vulnerable children.

Thousands of cyclists were unsuccessful in the ballot and Sian is hoping that the 125 places that have been secured by the charity will be filled by people wishing to take part in the 100-mile challenge, whilst raising valuable funds for Action for Children.

Lloyd said: “Having taken part in long distance charity bike ride challenges, I understand how tough, but terrific, they are. Ride London gives cyclists the opportunity to take in both iconic London landmarks and the beautiful countryside of the Surrey hills.”



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