Lott’s clothes lots raise lots of cash
Pop star Pixie sells outfits at intu Uxbridge
SINGER Pixie Lott brought showbiz sparkle to intu Uxbridge by giving fashionistas a chance to bag her clothes.
The popstar donated tour outfits, dresses from performances and leisure wear, to be sold at the shopping centre throughout last week to raise money for charity.
intu has adopted Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) as one of the good causes it will fundraise for this year, in addition to the Rainbow Trust and Hillingdon Carers.
Pixie said: “I became a patron of CRY as it affects so many young people and it’s crazy that a seemingly fit and young person can just drop down dead.
“I feel it’s so important to raise awareness and will continue to use my role as Patron to help ‘spread the word’ about the charity’s vital work.”
Items on sale ranged from £5 to £50 and shoppers were handed out information about CRY and the work it does to prevent young sudden cardiac death.
Every week, a dozen people under 35 and apparently healthy die from a previously undiagnosed heart condition.
Many, but not all, of these young people will have been involved in sport at the time of their death.
The All About Tonight singer has a personal connection to the charity due to the death of one of her teachers at Italia Conti School, dancer Matt Beadle, who died in 2012 aged just 32.
Pixie’s older sister, Charlie, also lost a friend to a condition known as Brugada syndrome, aged just 17.
Alison Cox MBE, Founder of CRY, said: “Pixie already does so much for us, such as this hugely generous donation of so many beautiful clothes and accessories to be sold in aid of CRY.”
Natasha House, marketing manager at intu Uxbridge, says the shopping centre was honoured to be working with Ms Lott and the he charities it has as adopted for 2016.
She said:d: “Rainbow Trust, t, CRY and nd Hillingdon Carers rs all undertake ke amazing work in the he community, and we are thrilled to be helping them m
Photo: Jon Baxter
n PIXIE’S DOTS: Thee singer in spots (main picture) and saffron – her clothes were on sale at Uxbridge intu last week to raise cashh for charity
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