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  1. January 7, 2012

    How to give it: Camila Batmanghelidjh

    Camila Batmanghelidjh, 48, founded and runs Kids Company, a charity for vulnerable children in London. How did childhood...

  2. November 26, 2011

    How to give it: Peter Mallinson

    Peter Mallinson, 52, heads the London office of alternative investments specialist CDK Group LLC. He is a vice-president of...

  1. November 18, 2011

    How to give it: Basil Geoghegan

    Basil Geoghegan, 43, is managing director of UK banking and broking at Citi and co-chairman of the Ireland Fund of Great...

  2. November 12, 2011

    How to give it: Jane Hill

    Jane Hill, 42, is a BBC newsreader. She supports several charities, among them Parkinson’s UK and Stonewall, which campaigns...

  3. November 5, 2011

    How to give it: Michael Oglesby

    Michael Oglesby, CBE, 72, is founder and chairman of the Bruntwood Group, a commercial property company still in family...

  4. October 29, 2011

    How to give it: Hugh Dennis

    This weekend, comedian and actor Hugh Dennis, 49, star of the BBC television comedy Outnumbered , will take part in the Bupa...

  5. October 28, 2011

    Hot property: Haunted houses

    ▲ Castillo de Santa Florentina, Spain, €15m (just reduced from €18m) Where: Canet de Mar, Costa Brava, near Barcelona. What:...

  6. October 22, 2011

    How to give it: Chris Coles

    Chris Coles, 51, is a partner at Actis, a private equity firm specialising in emerging markets. In 2007, following a career...

  7. October 15, 2011

    How to give it: Tamsin Greig

    Actor Tamsin Greig, 45, is starring in the world premiere of Jumpy at the Royal Court Theatre, London. She supports the...

  8. October 14, 2011

    Hot property: Ranches

    ▲ La Estancia de Cieneguilla, 34 & 36 via de los Romero, New Mexico, US, $4.6m Where A half-hour drive south-west from Santa...

  9. October 8, 2011

    How to give it: William Sieghart

    William Sieghart, 51, is founder of Forward Publishing, a former chairman of the Arts Council Lottery Panel and chairman of...

  10. October 7, 2011

    Hot property: Basement conversions

    ▲ Brockhampton House, UK, £4.75m Where Bringsty, Worcestershire, 11 miles from Worcester. Birmingham is an hour’s drive to...

  11. October 1, 2011

    How to give it: Arlene Phillips

    Arlene Phillips OBE, 68, is choreographer, theatre director, children’s author and television presenter. She supports...

  12. September 30, 2011

    Hot property: Bolt-holes

    ▲ 2500 Fibreboard Road, California, USA, $739,000 Where Sierraville, California, 20 minutes’ drive from Truckee (and its...

  13. September 24, 2011

    How to give it: Trevor Baylis OBE

    Before inventing the wind-up radio, Trevor Baylis OBE, 74, had been a swimmer, stuntman and entertainer. He runs Trevor...

  14. September 23, 2011

    Hot property: High-tech houses

    ▲ Harbour Hide, UK, £3.85m Where: Near Christchurch, Dorset, 100 miles (161km) from London. What: A four-bedroom house with...

  15. September 17, 2011

    How to give it: Dr Shamil Chandaria

    Dr Shamil Chandaria, 46, is chairman of Amplitude Capital and has several other City roles. He has invested £2.5m in the...

  16. September 10, 2011

    How to give it: Steve Rider

    Sports journalist Steve Rider, 61, is lead presenter for ITV's coverage of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, which kicked...

  17. September 3, 2011

    How to give it: Peter Cullum

    Peter Cullum CBE, 60, is founder and non-executive deputy chairman of Towergate Underwriting Group and chair of the Cullum...

  18. August 27, 2011

    How to give it: Joanna Lumley

    The actress Joanna Lumley, 65, is a campaigner for animal and human rights. She is also patron of the newly launched £4m...

  19. August 19, 2011

    How to give it: Peter Wheeler

    Peter Wheeler, 54, was until last year head of wholesale banking (west) at Standard Chartered. He is co-founder and chairman...

  20. August 13, 2011

    How to give it: J Christopher Flowers

    J Christopher Flowers, 53, founded and runs the private equity investment firm JC Flowers & Co. He donates through the JC...

  21. August 6, 2011

    How to give it: Ben Fogle

    Ben Fogle, 38, is a television presenter, adventurer and writer. He supports many charities, including the disaster relief...

  22. July 30, 2011

    How to give it: Shafik Gabr

    Shafik Gabr, 58, is chairman of Artoc Group and a philanthropist. The Shafik Gabr Social Development Foundation was set up...

  23. July 23, 2011

    How to give it: Gary Lubner

    Gary Lubner, 52, is chief executive of Belron International, the world’s leading windscreen repair and replacement company...

  24. July 16, 2011

    How to give it: Lindsay Whitelaw

    Lindsay Whitelaw, 53, is a co-founder and partner of fund management group Artemis Investment Management, which for several...

  25. July 15, 2011

    Hot property: orchards

    Fruits don’t get fresher than those plucked from your own trees. There’s something spoiling and yet still solidly...

  26. July 9, 2011

    How to give it: Martin Bell

    Martin Bell, 72, is a former war reporter and independent MP. He reported from 80 countries and 11 wars, including Bosnia,...

  27. July 2, 2011

    How to give it: Luol Deng

    Luol Deng, 26, is a basketball player for Great Britain and the Chicago Bulls. His family came to Britain to escape war in...

  28. June 24, 2011

    Hot property: birdwatching

    Birdwatching is popular around the world, with all types of people. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, 20 per...

  29. June 17, 2011

    Hot property: tennis courts

    One of the world’s most renowned tennis tournaments takes place in Wimbledon, south-west London, from Monday. And so for the...

  30. June 10, 2011

    Hot property: spas

    Serious questions would be asked of any self-respecting, top-range hotel that didn’t include spa facilities – a hammam, hot...

  31. May 21, 2011

    How to give it: John Swannell

    Photographer John Swannell, 64, began his career at Vogue studios, aged 16, and worked for David Bailey before setting up...

  32. May 20, 2011

    Hot property: spectacular gardens

    “Gardening is the purest of human pleasures,” said Francis Bacon. Possibly. Perhaps a greater, although less pure, pleasure...

  33. May 7, 2011

    How to give it: Ian Taylor

    Ian Taylor, 55, is chief executive of Vitol, the world’s largest oil trading company. In 2007 Ian and his wife, Tina, set up...

  34. May 6, 2011

    Hot property: city jogging

    Mens sana in corpore sano, but the question is, how to keep a healthy body in order to keep a healthy mind? Gyms may be...

  35. April 15, 2011

    Hot property: literary

    There must be something about these five properties that inspired literary figures to write or, in the case of our French...

  36. April 1, 2011

    Hot property: forest dwellings

    The British public demonstrated its love of woodlands this year when collective action forced the government to abandon...

  37. March 25, 2011

    Hot property: riverside

    This weekend the Oxbridge boat race crews will thrash past some of west London’s finest real estate. Whoever wins, the star...

  38. September 4, 2010

    Leaky cost of tender love and repair

    From Mr Louis Marvick. Sir, Like Angus Watson (“Houses with history”, August 28) I felt the attraction of the old when I...

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