Lott’s clothes lots raise lots of cash

Pop star Pixie sells out­fits at intu Uxbridge

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

Photo: John Phillips/Getty Im­ages

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