Celeb Charity of the Week | Polygon PR

Celeb Charity of the Week

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: February 22nd, 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) One Direction and Comic Relief

One Direction Comic Relief photo-1565514Super successful boy band One Direction recently whipped up a frenzy at Heathrow Terminal 5 when they took over the camera’s to film their latest music video.

A cover version of the ‘One Way or Another’ is available to download now with proceeds going to Comic Relief.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day which has raised over £600m for valuable causes in both the UK and Africa.

2) Sienna Miller and Kids Company

Sienna-Miller-motherhood-interview-JPG_100859High Fashion Society has welcomed Sienna Miller to donate some of her clothes to a special auction which will benefit Kids Company.

From HighFashionSociety.com: “All proceeds made will go towards care and support of deprived and at risk Kids Company children in the capital.”

Donating on the site begins on 25th February and will run until 17th March.

3) Leonardo DiCaprio and the WWF

leo_4_399845A-list actor and WWF ambassador Leo DiCaprio has helped the charity launch their ‘Hands off my Parts’ campaign.

The initiative is a week long campaign raising awareness to highlight and mobilise support to end the illegal trade of wildlife.

Carter Roberts, President & CEO of WWF said: “This story needs to be told. We’re grateful to Leonardo DiCaprio and others for being the voice for animals who cannot speak for themselves”.

4) Various Artists and War Child

To mark the 20th Anniversary of War Child, an album with the very best of their previous five albums has been released with all proceeds going to the charity.

With tracks by Oasis, Radiohead, U2, Muse and Elbow among many others, War Child 20: The Best Of is now available for digital download.

War Child is a network of independent organisations working across the world to help children who have been affected by war.

5) Duchess of Cornwall and Get Dads Reading

Duchess of CambridgeThe Duchess of Cornwall joined forces this week with author James Patterson to launch a campaign to get more Dads reading to their children.

Taking place in the West Greenwich Library, the Duchess also read AA Milne’s poem about the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

The Duchess is the organization’s patron, while the US thriller writer, who has sold more than 250 books worldwide, is a founding partner of a fund run by the Booktrust to get disadvantaged kids reading.

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