Former footballer and Sightsavers Ambassador Graeme Le Saux will be chatting online today to mark the 20th anniversary of the largest online medical donation programme, in which Merck & Co. Inc donated treatment for prevention of river blindness for as long as it was needed.
Cancer Research UK is partnering with men's clothing retailer Burton to encourage men to donate unwanted clothes, accessories and homewares to raise funds for the charity. Celebrities such as Ryan Giggs, Big Brother star Ziggy, TV presenter Jeff Brazier and actor Chucky Venice are helping to promote the new campaign.
The announcement that rock band Led Zeppelin is reforming to perform a concert in memory of their former record company boss Ahmet Ertegun and to raise funds for a charitable foundation initially caused the promotional website to crash due to the number of visits.
Barclays Bank is selling cuddly toys of children's TV character Basil Brush® to raise funds for The Children's Society. The fox on the box is available from Barclays Bank counters in three designs, which sell for £2.50 each, for the next six weeks.
Podcasts of six celebrities reading seven Mr. Men and Little Miss stories are to raise funds for the Variety Club. Each story is available for £1.50, or all seven for £5, with 100% of the sum being received by the charity.
Saracens and England Rugby player, Richard Hill, has launched easyJet's in-flight collection campaign for The Anthony Nolan Trust. Throughout the summer, easyJet cabin crew will ask passengers to donate any loose change to support the charity.
EasyJet collections allow passengers from flights across Europe to donate money. Last year's collections raised over £500,000.