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A LOTT OF FUN

Pixie Lott leads Clyde bash to raise £170,000

- By REBECCA GRAY

A HOST of pop stars helped Radio Clyde’s first 2 0 0 9 Ca s h Fo r Kids Lunch raise £170,000.

The event, which attracted 700 guests at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel, saw acts such as Pixie Lott, James Morrison, Newton Faulkner, the MacDonald Brothers and Amy Winehouse’s

It’s great to be part of something that makes such a difference goddaughte­r Dionne Bromfield, 13, raise the six-figure sum.

Pixie said: “Cash For Kids is such a brilliant cause and I love performing at events where there is a reason like this behind it. It’s great to be a part of something that makes such a difference. I’m glad I was given the chance to do my bit.”

The MacDonald Brothers took time out from their Scottish tour to attend and were joined on st ag e by pupils from Raven swood Primary, Cumbernaul­d, to sing the boys’ new single Three Cheers For Christmas.

Craig said: “We have been involved in the campaign for the last three years and are pleased Radio Clyde has let us use our song as the official Cash For Kids single.”

The single will be in shops and online from December 13 and all proceeds will go to the appeal.

Singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner closed the lunch with his Top 10 hit Dream Catch Me and receive dast anding ovation for his version of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Since 1981 the appeal has been helping to support the most vulnerable children in the west of Scotland and has raised more than £16million, helping 1.5million youngsters.

A second lunch will be held next Friday.

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The MacDonald Brothers were happy to join in the fun with the Cash For Kids mascot
 ??  ?? It’ was cracking fun for singer Pixie Lott at the Cash For Kids lunch
Picture: Nick Ponty
It’ was cracking fun for singer Pixie Lott at the Cash For Kids lunch Picture: Nick Ponty

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