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Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: March 4th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Each month Polygon PR joins forces with City Index to give a couple of celebrities the opportunity to try their hands at trading, with any money they make going to their nominated charity.
In January Sarah-Jane Mee and Natalie Imbruglia hedged exceptionally well and walked away with £5080.64 and £3397.64 respectively for their chosen charities, Fight Against Fistula and Chance to Shine.
As a Spokesperson for the UNFPA-led Campaign to End Fistula and an Ambassador for Virgin Unite, Natalie Imbruglia —singer/actress— is helping to raise awareness and funds for this little-known childbearing condition.
Imbruglia first heard about fistula while speaking to Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group, a charitable organization supporting the campaign. In January 2005, she visited fistula hospitals in Ethiopia and Nigeria with representatives from UNFPA and Virgin Unite. Deeply moved, she felt compelled to act and remains involved in the fight against fistula.
Mee’s charity, Chance to Shine is working hard to bring cricket back to schools. The programme has reached 6,500 schools & 1.8million children have enjoyed cricketing opportunities since the programme launched.
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
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
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
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
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
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.”