ANNIE LENNOX To Perform One-off Concert For Charity!

By on 21 September, 2011


 

Former Eurythmics star Annie Lennox will sing at an exclusive concert in her native Scotland to help raise money for Cash for Kids – a charity which helps make a positive change to children who live in poverty!

 

The singer, who is a keen vocal activist for a number of causes, will perform a special set in Glasgow at the Icons Autumn Ball to aid Clyde 1 & Clyde 2 Cash for Kids, and she is thrilled to be involved in the event!
 

She says:

“I’m delighted to be performing for this very special evening. Cash for
Kids is making a positive difference to the lives of so many of our children living in Scotland who really deserve to be given the life changing support that they receive.”

 

The charity was set up in 1981 to support the most vulnerable children in the west of Scotland, and is part of Bauer Radio’s network of independently registered, local charities which operate across 20 local areas within the UK.
 

Sir Tom Hunter, Trustee of the Clyde 1 & Clyde 2 Cash for Kids charity said:

“It’s wonderful that Annie has agreed to perform. Having worked with her in Make Poverty History she’s a wonderful mix of incredible musical talent and a tireless charity campaigner and we are truly honoured she has agreed to support the work the charity does for vulnerable children in the west of Scotland.”

 

Lord McConnell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Clyde 1 & Clyde 2 Cash for Kids charity said:
 

“The Cash for Kids Ball is always a great event, but this year the performance by Annie Lennox will be something very special.

“Throughout the past year Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 Cash for Kids distributed over 24,000 family grants and 520 community support grants, directly supporting 124,000 vulnerable children in the west of Scotland. The need for this kind of support is increasing so we need the continued support of our donors and to encourage new donors to give a little to help Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 Cash for Kids make a big difference.

“These are difficult times and the simple fact is that thousands of children still live in the most severe poverty when there simply isn’t enough money to pay for essential items – winter coats, decent food and back-to-school costs. Our work is all about them, and I hope Annie’s support encourages more donors to come forward this year.”

 

The Icons Autumn Ball will take place at the Hilton Glasgow on Saturday 1st October 2011 and will be sponsored by fashion retailer Cruise, which is celebrating its 30th year of trading. The event, which will launch the 2011 campaign, is a major contributor to the charity’s fundraising campaign which raised just under £1.4m last year!

As part of its event sponsorship Cruise will contribute a range of exclusive limited edition (30 only of each) celebrity designed t-shirts including one from Lennox‘s daughter Tali Lennox, Ant & Dec, Robert Carlyle, Paolo Nutini, Sharleen Spiteri, Lorraine Kelly and Michelle Mone – with all proceeds going to the charity.
 

You can see examples of the t-shirts here (at the bottom of the page):

http://www.cruisefashion.co.uk/luxury_fashion_auction.html

 


 


 

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