Posts Tagged: charities and celebrities

Remembering Terry Pratchett

I first met Terry Pratchett in the early 1970s when we completed the Lyke Wake Walk, a 40-mile route over the North York Moors said to cover paths once used to carry coffins to burial. He was a subeditor on the Bath Evening Chronicle, the former workplace of one of the other three of us,… Read more »

Breaking the ice with royalty

Mention the phrase “ice bucket challenge” and many of us still feel a shiver from remembering just how shockingly cold the experience was. But for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the craze was a game changer. The charity, which received more than £7m of donations in about three weeks last summer while the idea swept… Read more »

Is celebrity involvement in charity campaigns always the right thing?

The #twitrelief campaign by Comic Relief received a surprising amount of criticism on the social networking site Twitter last week. The campaign featured an online auction that enabled members of the public to bid money for a celebrity to ‘follow’ their tweets, as well as for other extras. These extras, some of which were much… Read more »