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Celeb Charity of the Week

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: January 11th, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been a little wait but we are back with a bang. For those of you who are unfamiliar with our Charity of the Week poll, we bring you 5 of the best celebrity charity campaigns and get you to vote on the one you think is the best.

So, without further ado, here are this week’s contenders:

1) Cristiano Ronaldo becomes new Save the Children Ambassador

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballing superstar Ronaldo has kicked the New Year off by partnering up with Save the Children to become the charity’s Global Artist Ambassador.

Ronaldo is going to be promoting the benefits of eating the right food and encouraging exercise to help combat the problems with childhood hunger and obesity around the world.

Save the Children reached out to an incredible 85million children in over 120 countries in 2012 with programs to help children thrive and reach their potential and we’re looking forward to seeing what Ronaldo can do for them.

2) Bill Bailey fronts Prostate Cancer UK campaign

Bill Bailey

Comedian Bill Bailey has stepped up to become the front man for a new advertising campaign set to run until March to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

Bailey, whose Father-in-Law survived prostate cancer, will be appearing in a series of TV, digital and print adverts that launched on 1st January.

The Sledgehammer Fund hopes to generate cash for much needed research and support for sufferers.

3) Anjelica Huston named as PETA’s Person of the Year

Anjelica Huston

Hollywood superstar Anjelica Huston has been recognised for her efforts with animal welfare charity, PETA.

Huston’s activism for animals saw her achieve a goal that she set in 2008 to stop apes being mistreated in the entertainments industry.

By the end of last year, all of the top 10 advertising companies in the US has agreed that chimps and other apes would no longer be used in their commercials.

4) Kevin Bacon encourages procrastinators

Kevin Bacon

Keen to jump in and relieve those who were unsure who they should make a charitable new year donation to, Kevin Bacon campaigned for people to give a little something back before the clock chimed twelve.

As founder of SixDegrees.org, a charity that helps many people all over the world, Bacon was keen to drum up support as procrastinators pondered a new year payout.

Ideas included inspirational stories, Christmas gift cards and online donations, each benefitting the cause greatly.

5) Sir Roger Moore makes plea for UNICEF

Roger Moore

Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, Sir Roger Moore has been pleading for help to assist Syrian refugees.

It is estimated that around half a million Syrians are now refugees and Moore has put his name to a campaign which he hopes will see more humanitarian assistance become available for women and children who have fled their homes.

UNICEF urgently needs an additional $68million to support emergency responses. “With your help, we can do more” said Sir Roger.

Winner to be announced on Thursday 17th January.

 

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