December 2008, Michael was a reader at The Parkinson's Disease Society Carol Concert. The event raised money for people who suffers from Parkinson's and their loved ones.
July 2008, Michael launched a British Airways plane with UNICEF markings to acknowledge the £25 million raised by its passengers for the charity.
In 2008, Michael is part of the campaign "Save Kid's TV", to prevent financial pressure stopping commercial TV companies stopping production of children's programming.
May 2008, Michael helped launched a fundraising campaign for Oxford University, as a graduate of the University. The aim is to raise £1.25bn to put the University on a par with some of the US Universities.
In 1993, The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children was opened. He agreed to it being named after him because he had played a character with a stammer in A Fish Called Wanda, a performance he had based on his own father. Michael continues to support the centre.