Ian `Beefy' Botham is president of Leukaemia Research and a keen supporter of The Teenage Cancer Trust. He has put his face to a new range of exclusive T-shirts and men's underwear from M&S which feature an animated cricket ball character surrounded by the words "Beefy Bowls Out Teenage Cancer". Beefy has a busy October. He is taking part in fundraising walks covering more than 200 miles all over the country, including Newcastle, beginning and ending at an M&S store. This men's T-shirt is £9, the women's version is £7 and the men's trunks are £5. Of the profits, 10% will be shared between the two charities, 100% of the proceeds of the £2 wristbands will be also shared, 08453 021 234, www.bothamwalk.com
This trendy animal-inspired cardigan, £65, with matching scarf , £45, has more fashion than `performance' appeal! It is from All Saints who have just expanded and moved into Fenwick as well as retaining their store on Market Street, Newcastle. All Saints ladies is next to shoes on the first floor and the menswear line is on the ground floor. Also look out for another new arrival to Fenwick, there's now a Wallis concession. Fenwick Ltd, Northumberland St, Newcastle, (0191) 232-5100
Doggies would love a new jumper for autumn too! This new book Knitted Dog Coats by Anna Tillman features 20 different patterns with denim for dachsunds, winter woollies for whippets and colourful cables for chihuahuas. The pet wear market in the US is currently worth an estimated $38.4bn and growing. Last winter, Gap, Accessorise and Top Shop all carried pet wear lines, so we're going that way too. It is much better though to create something individual. What kind of doggy wants to look like the rest of the pack? Knitted Dog Coats by Anna Tillman is £14.99 by Hamlyn at all good book stores.
No cat likes to be left out in the cold, and this cat Snoozer Bed is just purr-fect! It is £14.99 and available on the new shopping website created by Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity which re-homes over 60,000 cats and kittens every year. The new shopping site is gearing up to Christmas already. It is well worth a look, and there is an option to make a donation to the charity to add to your total bill. Who could resist? www.catsprotectionshop.co.uk. For more about Cats Protection visit www.cats.org.uk
GREENWOODS, the men's clothes store is re-branding. Shedding its "fuddy duddy" image, the shop has launched a new look at its MetroCentre store. The new logo is simply G and M and the shop is showcasing new autumn ranges. These include a wool mix suit from £79.99 (pictured) and soft leathers from £49.99. Contact (0191) 460-1421.