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Celeb Charity of the Week

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: March 1st, 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) McFly and WWF’s Earth Hour

This year’s Earth Hour is taking place on 23rd March at 8:30pm and boyband McFly have announced that they will be doing something ‘fun in the dark’ to show their support.

All they ask is for 10,000 likes on their specially setup Facebook page www.facebook.com/EarthHourUK. As it stands right now they only have 2,600 ‘likes’ to go so I’m sure they’ll smash it but why not get involved too?

Last year’s Earth Hour was the biggest yet, over 7.6 million people in the UK switched their lights off joined by over 6,950 towns and cities across 152 different countries around the world.

2) Miranda Hart and Comic Relief

Miranda has stepped up to take part in a March Madness challenge to raise money for this year’s Comic Relief.

With no mountain peaks or cross channel swims insight, she will be assigned a daily challenge by Radio 2’s Chris Evans from 11th – 15th March with the highlights shown on that evening’s One Show.

Miranda said: “That’s right everyone, this year for Red Nose Day, I will be
doing…. SOMETHING! I have absolutely no idea what, I just hope that the good people at Comic Relief aren’t too hard on me and that the British public get behind me and help me raise heaps of cash for Red Nose Day!”

3) Dermot O’Leary and Fairtrade

Dermot O’Leary is one of a number of celebrities who are supporting the Fairtrade Foundation’s campaign calling for an end to trade injustice.

Everyone who supports the petition will be able to create a personalised paper person, courtesy of technology start-up Foldable.Me which will join 3″ versions of the stars on a parliament march on 4th March.

Small farmers grow around 70% of the world’s food, yet only receive an average of 3% of the retail price once their produce hits the supermarket shelves. Fairtrade helps provide these farmers with a fairer price for their produce.

4) Salma Hayek Pinault and Chime for Change

Chime for Change has been launched by Salma Hayak Pinault and Gucci to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment.

10 Chime for Change short films have been produced with Hayak Pinault narrating and Beyonce Knowles-Carter providing the soundtracks.

Chime for Change serves to convene, unite and strengthen voices speaking out for girls and women around the world and will focus on three key pillars: Education, Health and Justice.

5) Graham Norton and Comic Relief

Hoping to set the Guinness World Record for ‘number of questions asked on a chat show’, Graham Norton will be taking over BBC3 on Thursday 7th March to host the biggest chat show ever.

The fun kicks off at 7pm and is expected to run through until the early hours of the morning with guests to include Keith Lemon and Jimmy Carr.

Graham says: “David Walliams swam the Thames, John Bishop endured a week of hell and Eddie Izzard ran marathon after marathon after marathon. I am hoping to join this elite group of celebrity fundraisers by doing what I do best – sitting on my backside and talking.”

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