Fact: The winner of the Star Wars global charity raffle has been announced. DC Barns from Denver, Colorado has landed a cameo role in Star Wars: Episode Vii thanks to a competition launched by the film's director J.J. Abrams. Fans donated $10 (£5.80) to Abrams' Force for Change campaign, which raises money for United Nations Children's Fund's (Unicef), to be in the running for the coveted role. Barns will be flown to London to shoot his part.
Fact: Director J.J. Abrams is bolstering the big prize for an ongoing Unicef Star Wars competition by offering the lucky winner a private advance screening of his highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode Vii for 20 people, in addition to the chance to land a cameo in the sci-fi sequel. The Omaze.com contest ends this week (begs21Jul14) and benefits Unicef's Innovation Labs, which works to help the world's most vulnerable children.
Fact: British model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has embarked on her first trip with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). She arrived in Cambodia on Tuesday (01Apr14) to raise awareness of the conditions there.
Fact: Leaders of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have donated $100,000 (£66,000) to a United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Philippines branch for the victims of deadly Typhoon Haiyan, which battered the country earlier this month (Nov13). The organisation behind the annual Golden Globes prizegiving is following Rihanna, who also pledged the same amount to Unicef Philippines on Tuesday (26Nov13).
Fact: Singer Selena Gomez will perform a special acoustic charity show in New York City on 19 January (13) in aid of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). The young star, who is a Unicef ambassador, will appear at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan to raise money for the organisation.
Tweet: "Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make socceraid 2012 such an amazing success... A whopping £4m (plus) has been raised for Unicef_uk so far!" Robbie Williams is thrilled after Sunday's Soccer Aid event in England, which he organised, raised $6.4 million (£4 million) for Unicef.
Fact: Celebrated Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). The star, known to fans as Tuku, joins fellow representatives such as Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg and David Beckham.
Fact: The quirky Philip Treacy hat Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding last month (Apr11) has sold for $130,000 (£81,100) on eBay.com. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Unicef and the Children in Crisis charity.
Fact: Bids for the quirky Philip Treacy hat Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding last month (Apr11) have passed $30,000 (£18,700) in an online auction. The sale ends on Sunday (22May11) and proceeds will benefit Unicef and the Children in Crisis charity.
Tweet: "Shall I bid for the glorious Princess Beatrice Philip Treacy hat? It is for Unicef after all. And such a fine lid." Veteran British actor Stephen Fry is considering bidding for the designer Philip Treacy hat which Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding last month (Apr11), after she put it up for auction to raise funds for charity.
Fact: Def Jam Records chairman ANTONIO 'L.A.' REID is to be honoured by Unicef for his children's charity work. The label executive will be recognised for his philanthropy at the 7th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York on Wednesday (02Dec09).
Fact: Disney actress Selena Gomez, 16, is the youngest star to be named a Unicef ambassador for their ongoing Trick-or-Treat campaign. The charity aims to encourage American children aid their impoverished peers around the world by collecting donations in addition to their yearly candy.
Quote: "I don't think I've been so nervous in my life. It would be easier for me to perform in a soccer stadium of 80,000 people." Madonna admits suffering from stagefright at a benefit for her charity, Raising Malawi, and Unicef on Wednesday (6Feb08).
Fact: Madonna is to host a star-studded event in New York on Wednesday (6Feb08) to raise money for Unicef (United Nations Children's Fund) and her Raising Malawi Orphan Care Initiative. Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Alicia Keys and Rihanna will perform for guests including Lucy Liu and Tea Leoni, in a Gucci sponsored 42,000 square foot tent at the United Nations building.
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