Michelle helps Light Up a Life

Michelle Mone helps launch The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice's

Michelle Mone helps launch The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice's "Light up a Life" appeal with eleven year old Maria Lalley from Rutherglen.

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MICHELLE Mone has given her support the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice’s Light Up a Life appeal.

The lingerie queen was on hand, with Maria Lalley (12) whose father passed away in the hospice, to boost the 2012 campaign.

Christmas lights dedicated to loved ones will illuminate the hospice building on the south bank of the Clyde and two Christmas trees at both the hospice and in Central Station will be erected in a bid to raise £25,000.

Young Maria’s involvement with the hospice led to her being asked to be the face of this year’s appeal.

Maria said: “I was very excited to be asked to be the face of the hospice’s 2012 campaign.

“I really like raising funds for the hospice and helping out wherever I can – so I’m very happy to be asked.

“We have a tribute fund in memory of my dad and I’m sure he would be very proud of me getting involved with Light Up a Life and helping to raise more funds.”

Scottish entrepreneur Michelle Mone was very keen to help out with the appeal.

Michelle said: “I’m very happy to offer my support to the Light Up a Life campaign and pleased that I can help such a worthwhile cause.

“The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice carries out highly-commendable work for the people of Glasgow who need to use its services and I would like to encourage people from our city to lend their support by buying a light in this campaign in memory of a loved one.”

Light Up a Life has been running for 20 years and has so far raised more than £400,000 for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Part of the campaign will see the hospice hold a Christmas Carol concert, hosted by Sally Magnusson, at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow on Sunday, December 9.

As well as carols and readings, the concert will close with the lighting of the hospice’s Christmas lights.

n TO DEDICATE a light to a loved one to be included in a handwritten card or the special commemorative Order of Service at the Light Up a Life Carol Concert, call Cassie Oliver.

Tickets will be posted out before the event and there is a suggested donation of £5 on the door.

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