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Comic Relief 2017: Have a Laugh With Us To Help Young Londoners – Feb 24, 2017

Comic Relief 2017: Have a laugh with us to help young Londoners

by David Cohen – The Evening Standard –

Nose joke: Billions star Damian Lewis supports our 'Evening Stand Up' campaign for Comic Relief and the Dispossessed Fund
Nose joke: Billions star Damian Lewis supports our ‘Evening Stand Up’ campaign for Comic Relief and the Dispossessed Fund Alex Lentati / Evening Standard – Source: Evening Standard

The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund has joined forces with Comic Relief to get London laughing and raise money for struggling Londoners at a time of rising inequality across the capital.

We are asking readers to embrace the Comic Relief mantra to “make your laugh matter” for Red Nose Day, by sending us your favourite jokes, holding sponsored “jokeathons” at work, or raising money by being filmed or photographed telling your favourite joke.

Actor Damian Lewis is leading a star-studded cast in backing Red Nose Day, which this year falls on Friday, March 24. Under the theme “Evening Stand Up”, we are seeking London’s funniest jokes from readers, with the favourites to be road-tested at a live comedy gig in the West End on March 8.

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Damian Attends Revlon Concert for Rainforest Fund – Dec 14, 2016

Damian Attends Revlon Concert for Rainforest Fund

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 14, 2016

Source: Getty Images

Damian Lewis, Sting and Vittorio Grigolo attended The Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ after-party at Essex House in New York City. The concert raised awareness for the work of the Rainforest Fund, which provides support to communities of indigenous peoples. The RFUND and its partners are determined to protect indigenous and traditional peoples’ livelihoods throughout the world’s rain forests, including Brazil and other countries. The event was hosted by Sting and Trudie Styler in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall, NY on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The line up included Bruce Springsteen, Chris Botti, Darlene Love, Idina Menzel, James Taylor, Ronnie Spector, Vittorio Grigolo and more. The celebration continued at the after-party at the Essex House New York, with a beautiful silent auction for those last minute holiday gifts. 

Source: Getty Images

See step and repeat arrival photos for ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ – The 2016 Revlon Holiday Concert For The Rainforest Fund Gala at Getty Images

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Stick Out Your Tongue at EB – July 5, 2016

Stick out your tongue out at EB because Sohana and other EB kids can’t. Due to blistering and scarring in her mouth, which makes eating painful, Sohana cannot stick out her tongue. She has lived with the pain of EB for all her life and before she turns 14, we are asking you to join our campaign and “Stick out your tongues at EB.”  Text CURE to 70300 to give £3 or SOHANA to 70500 to give £5. For more information, visit Sohana Research Fund.

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Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory Attend Prince’s Trust Garden Party

Marking 40 Years of The Prince’s Trust

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 17, 2016

The Prince of Wales hosted a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace today, May 17, 2016 to mark 40 years of His Royal Highness’s charity The Prince’s Trust.

The Prince was joined by Prince’s Trust Ambassadors, including Sir Ben Kingsley, Sir Roger Moore, Fearne Cotton and Pixie Lott, alongside more than 5,000 of the charity’s supporters and beneficiaries. In the last 40 years, the charity has supported 825,000 young people.

During the garden party Dame Joan Collins and Gemma Arterton presented His Royal Highness with a portrait of himself created from hundreds of images of people whose lives have been touched by the work of The Prince’s Trust.

A digital book of memories containing messages recorded by young people and supporters of The Prince’s Trust was also presented to The Prince by Sir Ben Kingsley.

The Prince’s Trust was founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976, and supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed, struggling at school or at risk of exclusion.

Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilize their lives, helping to develop self-esteem and skills for work.

Source: Royal UK