By Richard Barker on
Liz McClarnon, best known as a member of Atomic Kitten, is also a very busy philanthropist, and Look To The Stars is offering fans the chance to bid on the T-shirt she wore during her recent charity run in London.
Between working on her solo career and making TV appearances – she recently won Celebrity Master Chef – Liz is still carving out time to support good causes.
I spent the day with Liz and her mother, Janet, while she was participating in Race for Life, joined by Belta Music teammates Jaime Jay and Kayney.
Over £1m ($1.6m) was raised during a truly awe-inspiring morning, when 17,000 courageous women ran to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
After the race, I asked Liz what motivated her to run the 5km event, and to support numerous other charities throughout the year.
What inspires you to support charities?
A lot of people rely on charities and need their support. Many more than you think. I try to support the causes that are close to my heart. My Grandmother’s care home was being closed down. I got involved with Help The Aged as a result of that. It motivated me to make a difference. I wanted to help people who were in a similar situation. We should be thankful for our past whilst working together to create a better future.
What does Race for LIfe mean to you?
It usually meant supporting friends through their experience of cancer and now it’s personal. I’m supporting my family. My mother, Janet, was diagnosed with cancer three weeks ago.
Are you involved with any other projects?
I’m involved with numerous projects and I’m supporting lots of good causes:
Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASA ) in Liverpool — RASA is a service run by women for women. RASA provides support & counselling for women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. RASA also offers support and information to female friends and relatives of survivors.
Help the Aged – [this] is an international charity fighting to free older people from poverty, isolation and neglect.
I’ve donated the proceeds from Master Chef and Family Fortunes to charity.
I’ve also designed a best-selling T-shirt for Race for Life.
Liz’s unique T-shirt design has raised over £100,000 ($160,000) for Cancer Research UK, and is available for purchase online.
Liz has kindly given the autographed t-shirt she wore at Race for Life to Look To The Stars. For a chance to get your hands on it, visit our auction partners at Celeb2nds.com. All proceeds go directly to Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research into prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Cancer Research UK is at the heart of progress which has seen survival rates double in the past thirty years as more people beat cancer than ever before.
Race for Life is Cancer Research UK’s flagship event, which brings together thousands of women each year to walk, jog or run 5k and raise money to beat cancer. More than 735,000 women took part in Race for Life events across the country in 2009 and it is hoped over £60 million ($96 million) will be raised for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.
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