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Celeb Charity of the Week

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: February 15th, 2013 | 9 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) Harry Judd and the Teenage Cancer Trust

Judd who makes up one part of boyband, McFly will be taking part in two grueling physical challenges over the coming weeks to raise money for the charity, of which he is an ambassador.

Along with 4 of his mates, Harry will be taking part in the London Marathon on 21st April followed by the Tough Mudder (a tough, 13 mile assault course) just 2 weeks later.

Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support.

2) Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising

When she launched the One Billion Rising campaign a year ago, Ensler’s plan was to get a billion people around the world to take action to end violence against females, the action being a specific dance preformed globally on 14 February 2013.

On Thursday, Valentine’s Day, thousands of events took place in over 200 countries in support of One Billion Rising, from tiny gatherings to flash mobs endorsed by the UN, prime ministers and celebrities.

Jane Fonda said “I’m rising because I work with young girls, most of whom are poor, most of whom have been victims of sexual abuse, and I’m rising because I’m over it. We have to stop violence against women. And when that happens, everything in the world will change.”

3) Coldplay and Oxfam

Coldplay fans are being asked to take part in a groundbreaking global music project. Set to the super groups’ track ‘In My Place’, the video will feature thousands of film clips and photos submitted by fans and supporters.

Every year Governments, banks or private investors buy huge plots of land in some of the poorest countries in the world for profit. Thousands of families are being evicted from the land, leaving them homeless and with no means to piece their lives back together.

Oxfam’s Campaigns Director Ben Philips said: “The World Bank should be in no doubt that more and more people want to see it take action in the fight against land grabs. “Campaigning is all about putting yourself in someone else’s place. We know that when we unite and stand up against global injustice we can make a real difference. “

4) JK Rowling and Comic Relief

November 2013 will see the launch of the boxed set Hogwarts Library in the US, sales of which will be supporting charity.

The box set will include Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Sales of the Hogwarts Library will support two charities selected by the author. Lumos, a charity founded by J.K. Rowling which works to end the institutionalisation of children, and UK based Comic Relief, which strives to create a world free from poverty.

5) Jo Brand & Meera Syal and Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society ambassador Brand, and new supporter Syal, took part in the first official Dementia Friends session last week.

Dementia Friends is an initiative that aims to give a million people an improved awareness of the condition by 2015 after a new YouGov survey revealed that just under half of the people asked thought they have a good understanding of dementia.

The free volunteer-led information sessions are now being rolled out and aim to improve public knowledge of dementia, by helping people understand what living with the condition might be like, and the small things that they could do to make a difference to people living in their community.

Comments (9)

  1. Ed - Reply
    February 19, 2013

    Great charity, great work, and great to see Harry Judd getting involved.

  2. Ana Waddington - Reply
    February 20, 2013

    Fantastic charity!!!

  3. Wendy Ramm - Reply
    February 20, 2013

    Great guy. Great cause.

  4. Vinny - Reply
    February 20, 2013

    Harry rocks & is s very nice bloke doing wonderful things for an extraordinary charity, please vote for him!!

  5. Jane - Reply
    February 20, 2013


  6. James Hutton - Reply
    February 20, 2013

    Go Harry!

  7. Louise - Reply
    February 20, 2013

    Simply the best

  8. Simon Davies - Reply
    February 20, 2013

    Not only is Harry an amazing ambassador and fundraiser for us but he takes real time out to spend time with young people going through cancer. He is very genuinely supportive to them and their families. I can’t speak too highly of his work on our behalf.
    Simon Davies, CEO

  9. Clive Turnbull - Reply
    February 21, 2013

    Such a worthwhile charity who deserve everyones support

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