Helena has narrated a film entitled Saying Goodbye for this year’s Children In Need.
Saying Goodbye features the stories of a group of children and young people in the UK dealing with the terminal illness or death of a parent.
The King’s Speech actress said: “It’s a privilege to be able to be involved with such a heart-rending film which shares such honest and important stories from children and young people as they cope with death of a parent or are facing this possibility.
“I hope this film strikes a chord with people across the UK and encourages them to donate to BBC Children In Need to enable the charity to continue to support children and young people who need it most.”
The film will air at 10.45pm on Tuesday 14th November on BBC1.
Helena once again hosted a fundraiser for Save the Children, which has been an annual event since 2012. Her co-host was Sir Alan Parker, and the event was held at The Roundhouse in London. A Night of Motown raised an incredible £2.1m. Helena is wearing Stella McCartney.
Over 360 guests were transported from Motown’s roots in sixties’ Detroit, through to the modern artists who are still inspired by this incredible blend of soul, R’n’B, gospel and pop.
Performances featured Mary Wilson, founder of The Supremes, the legendary Tito Jackson from the Jackson 5, soul-pop sensation John Newman, singer songwriter Lemar and a surprise return performance by Beverley Knight who had the whole room on their feet.
Offering inspiring stories about Save the Children’s work were Sir Alan Parker, Chair of Save the Children International, and Dora Loewenstein, who spoke movingly about her visit to Zaatari refugee camp.
The night’s fundraising included live and silent auctions, with fantastic prizes including Stevie Wonder’s very own harmonica, original artwork by Tim Burton and the chance to watch an England football match with none other than David Beckham.
I have added 20 photos to the gallery.
The Head & Neck Cancer Foundation are holding a fundraising event, which includes a rather impressive auction. One of the prizes up for grabs is an exclusive ‘Fairytale Tea Party’, hosted by Helena Bonham Carter herself, and Cinderella co-star, Lily James at the Mandarin Oriental in London
This is a true once in a lifetime fairy tale moment. The stars of Disney’s Cinderella, two time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter and Cinderella herself; Downton Abbey star Lily James, are hosting a sumptuous afternoon tea at one of London’s most iconic and celebrated 5-star Luxury Hotels, The Mandarin Oriental. The event is for a maximum of six guests, travel and accommodation are not included but can be arranged subject to further cost.
The prize will be auctioned off during a live auction; to find out more, visit their website.
Ever longed for a poster of Helena posing naked with a Big Eye Tuna fish? Well, now you can have one! FishLove are selling limited edition posters from some of their collections, and there are two of Helena’s John Swannell portraits available. You can buy them in either A3 or A2 size, starting from £19.95. Click on the image below to visit their website:
Helena’s FishLove portrait has finally been released – looks like they tired of us Helena fans pestering them because Helena’s is the only one to be released from the John Swannell collection so far ha ha. Helena poses with a Big Eye Tuna fish. Edit: well, you know what they say about buses! We now have three portraits of Helena! There’s also a great interview with the Evening Standard. An interesting piece of trivia for you – the ‘tattoo’ Helena is seen sporting was drawn on by Tim Burton.
I’m actually very phobic about fish so when Greta asked me to be photographed naked with a 27kg tuna I was more worried about touching it than getting my kit off. Having said that, I conquered my fears and by the end of the morning we’d truly bonded. He will be my Valentine. Source
Note: tweets would suggest that the delay in releasing the portraits was a publicity issues. But good things come to those who wait, and it was certainly worth the wait! If I am not mistaken, three portraits of one celebrity is the most to be released as part of the campaign.
FishLove.co.uk have announced on their twitter page that Helena’s portrait, photographed by John Swannell, will be released on 30th January.
Bidding has now ended on a pair of Helena’s shoes, worn on the set of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet. The final price was £392, with 34 bids in total (one of the early bids was me!). To see how Helena’s shoes did compared to other celebrities, click here. Congratulations to the lucky winner!
Helena has donated a signed pair of shoes, worn on the set of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, that are currently being auctioned off in aid of the Small Steps Project. Bidding ends Sunday 20th November 2014. Other celebrities who have donated their shoes include Benedict Cumberbatch, Joanna Lumley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bonnie Wright, Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Dame Judi Dench, Debbie Harry, Vivienne Westwood, and many, many more!
Helena has kindly donated these tan, leather wedges to Small Steps Project to raise funds for children living on rubbish dumps. She has signed them on the inside for you too! They were worn on set at the filming of her latest movie, ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.’