Our post about fan fundraisers got us thinking about the many celebs who have created pages themselves.
We’ve had everyone from politicians (Ian Duncan Smith) to reality TV stars (Rebecca Loos); sports stars (Graham Gooch) to quiz show winners (Charles Ingram). Seriously, it’s like the Groucho Club in here.
So amidst the flash of paparazzi bulbs, we’ve compiled our Top 5 celeb pages of all time…
1. Michael Watson
The former champion boxer was in a coma for 40 days after a bout in 1991. He was left paralysed and told he would never walk again. But in 2003, Michael completed the Flora London Marathon over 6 days in one of the greatest ever feats of sporting endeavour. He raised £22k for The Brain and Spine Foundation.
2. Alastair Campbell
When New Labour Communications Director and Tony’s right hand man left Downing Street he turned his attention to raising stacks of cash for Leukaemia Research in memory of his best friend, John Merritt, who died of acute myeloid leukaemia aged just 35. Alastair first tackled the Flora London Marathon, then the London Triathlon, raising more than £500k in the process.
4. Sir Steve Redgrave
Not content with winning five Olympic gold medals, our most decorated sportsman turned his hand to raising a massive £1.8m for The Steve Redgrave Trust by completing the Flora London Marathon this year.
5. David Seaman
Remember that pony tail? Well, England goalie David had his celebrity appendage lopped to raise £10k for The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. And David is now running celebrity golf days to raise even more cash for the charity.
Expect a full report and exclusive photos in next week’s Heat.
If you could get any celebrity to do any fundraising event, who and what would it be? John Prescott in sponsored pie eating? Kate Moss in sponsored weight-gain? Post your comments…