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Celeb Charity of the Week

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: March 30th, 2014 | 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 on Friday.

Here are this week’s nominations:

1. Sir Paul McCartney et al. and Everyone Matters Day

At a time where the humble selfie is on the lips of all charities, former Beatle, Paul McCartney is leading a galaxy of stars in supporting the inaugural Everyone Matters Day on April 2nd.

The movement provides anyone anywhere with the opportunity to post a selfie to their own social media, with a statement of ‘I am…’ followed by anything the individual wants to proclaim, and is designed to affirm every human’s right to be who they want to be.

Alongside Macca, George Clooney, the Dalai Lama, Nicole Kidman, Boris Johnson, Christina Aguilera, and Daniel Craig are just a small number of famous faces backing the campaign by penning their own statement.

See more at www.everyonemattersday.com.

2. Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart and City Harvest

British acting royalty, Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart caused quite a media buzz in New York last year, when starring opposite each other in Waiting For Godot on Broadway.

During that time, the stars of the X Men franchise, became aware of NYC-based charity, City Harvest, and signed some items to be used for a charity auction.

Stewart explained, “the quality of these garments is what you might expect from a Coney Island vendor, but I assure you they are a souvenir of what was a truly memorable day that Ian and I shared. We’ve decided to auction them, in honor of Gogo and Didi, to benefit the remarkable New York City-based charity City Harvest, an organization dedicated to feeding the most needy New Yorkers.

“In Waiting for Godot, Gogo and Didi are two old tramps, needy indeed. They don’t know where they’ll sleep that night, they don’t know where their next meal will come from, and they hoard their meager resources, sharing whatever they do have. In short, they’re hungry. It seemed a natural fit—Gogo and Didi and City Harvest. City Harvest helps to feed nearly two million New Yorkers facing hunger each year. So bid early, bid often, bid high, and know that you’ll be funding a vital and important organization.”

Check out the auction here.

3. Nicholas Sparks and Joss & Main

The best selling novelist of The Notebook and Dear John, Nicholas Sparks is working with the retailer Joss & Main, on a range of homewear and furniture that reflects his celebrated works’ themes, with all profits going to his charitable foundation.

The three collections, which are named after his two novels that have been adapted by Hollywood, and also his new book, The Longest Ride, contain creative elements in keeping with the relevant time periods of each book, in the brand’s ‘Curate For A Cause’ campaign.

The campaign has worked with other high profile individuals, including Orlando Bloom and Courteney Cox, who both used the activity to raise funds for the Epidermolysis Bulloma Medical Research Foundation.

See the collection here.

4. David Beckham et. al and Sport Relief


The BBC’s bi-annual fundraising bonanza beat its previous record this year, raising an astonishing £51,242,186 from the campaign, to support projects in both the UK and Africa.

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated celebrity link-up was the Only Fools and Horses sketch, featuring David Beckham, whilst Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Davina McCall and David Walliams where just a small number of the celebrity talent on show.

Amongst the most impressive fundraising acts was courtesy of The One Show’s Alex Jones, who climbed the 1200 foot Moonlight Buttress rock in Utah, raising awareness and £1,281,476 for Sport Relief.

Find out more at www.sportrelief.com.

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