CHICAGO star Brooke Shields is delighted her celebrity presence can raise the profile of struggling charities and bring help to suffering people.

Shields donated her party frock for the My Favourite Dress initiative to raise money for terminally ill children's charity The Rainbow Trust last month (JUN05).

She says, "I've seen lots of kids diagnosed with terminal illnesses and it can break the family apart. Siblings don't get as much attention. It becomes too much for parents to try to work and care for a sick child.

"They really need all the support they can get and that's what the Trust can give them.

"I think that if all I have to do is frock up to bring a little attention, then how blessed am I?"

05/07/2005 09:20