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Celebrity Charity of the Week: 28th July 2014

Posted by: Amanda Bowers | Posted on: July 28th, 2014 | 0 Comments

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It’s the start of the week again which means it’s time to highlight the very best celebrity charity partnerships in our Celebrity Charity of the Week award. Vote for your favourite, and we’ll announce the winner on Friday Morning.

Sir Richard Branson and Make A Wish

The Virgin billionaire supported the Make A Wish Foundation, to help fulfil the wishes of a young boy who has survived leukaemia in San Diego.

Sir Richard met up with 12 year old Thomas Edward, who had told the charity he wanted to become a CEO when he is older.

The British businessman said: “Thomas told me how he is looking forward to becoming a successful businessman in the future – I have no doubt he will achieve his goals.

“He was inquisitive, attentive and asked smart questions – three skills every good CEO needs.”

www.make-a-wish.org.uk

Manchester United and The United Way

The global footballing powerhouse, Manchester United has worked with official shirt sponsor Chevrolet to offer six exclusive opportunities for fans to support The United Way charity, by bidding on packages for the forthcoming US tour game against Real Madrid.

Fans can also bid on the chance to have their child escort a player onto the field, and the chance to walk the pitch before the game.

All proceeds from the auctions go to support the organisation, which is advancing the common good and mobilizing the caring power in nearly 1,800 communities around the world.

www.unitedway.org

Ewan McGregor and UNICEF

The international development charity worked alongside Ewan McGregor to speak out about the current crisis in South Sudan, in which thousands of children could die from famine, falling victims of a growing cholera epidemic, as well as hundreds of thousands regularly facing extreme violence.

UNICEF UK Ambassador, Ewan explained: “UNICEF is doing everything they can to provide life-saving food for severely malnourished children, but they just don’t have enough money to reach every child.”

The Hollywood actor is asking people to text FOOD to 70030 to give £5 to feed a child for a week before it’s too late.

www.unicef.org.uk

Ryan Giggs and Nordoff Robbins

The worlds of football and music are to join fundraising forces for the 19th time this October at The HMV Football Extravaganza.

The once a year event has raised over £6million for Nordoff Robbins and continues to raise essential funds to provide much-needed music therapy for vulnerable and isolated people across the UK.

Footballer Ryan Giggs, who is to be given the Legend of Football award this year, said: “I am looking forward to the event, celebrating with friends and colleagues and raising money for Nordoff Robbins music therapy, a really incredible cause.”

www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Prince Harry and The Invictus Games

The all-action Royal is asking the nation to support The Invictus Games – the Paralympic-style sporting championships for injured servicemen and women from around the world.

His Royal Highness is working with a group of student digital media champions, who are being trained by Facebook in how to use social media to promote the sporting event being staged in the capital from September 10th-14th.

The prince and other organisers are hoping that the students will be able to use social media platforms to generate interest in the event beforehand, and support it throughout.

www.invictusgames.org

 

 

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