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Typhoon appeal raises £44m

The Disasters Emergency Committee's Philippines Typhoon Appeal has now raised £44m, which includes over £90,000 raised directly from lastnight’s celebrity telethon at the BT Tower in London. Donations can also be made online at

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More stars lend support to aid appeal

Richard Madeley answering calls at BT Tower today Credit: PA

TV stars and celebrities are helping take donations from the public for the DEC's Philippines appeal.

ITV News presenter Natasha Kaplinsky was among those helping out Credit: PA

The telethon appeal is running from 4pm until 7pm and for a chance for their donation to be taken by a celebrity the public should call 0370 6060610.

ITV Sport presenter Adrian Chiles lending his support Credit: PA

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