Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Pop Idol Star and STV presenter, Michelle McManus has added a touch of glamour to Marie Curie Glasgow’s Big Build Appeal becoming the face of the Caledonian Therapy Academy’s (CTA), new product ‘Glam Lash’.
Marie Curie’s loyal supporters at the CTA have pledged to donate 5% of all ‘Glam Lash’ profits to the Big Build Appeal, which is raising £16.1 million for a new Glasgow hospice. ‘Glam Lash’ eyelashes are semi-permanent extensions that can last for up to 3 months, with no damage to the natural lashes – a must have for every girl this party season.
Michelle McManus said: “Being a Glasgow girl, I know what a fantastic job Marie Curie does. The Big Build Appeal is a great cause as a new hospice will allow the charity to continue to care for people in Glasgow for years to come. I’m so glad to help fundraise with the CTA and I hope lots of girlies go glam for a good cause during the party season”.
Work began on the new hospice in April 2008 and the building is now clearly visible. All is on schedule for the hospice to be fully operational by spring 2010 and every single donation brings Marie Curie one step closer to their fundraising target. The Big Build Appeal has now reached £14 million but still needs all the support possible to help raise the remaining £2.1 million.
Karen Milne, capital appeal fundraising manager said: “The Caledonian Therapy Academy has been a great supporter throughout the Big Build Appeal. We are so grateful for their continued fundraising and are delighted that Michelle has come on board to help. Supporters like these are vital in helping us reach our £16.1 million target.”
Louise Prunty, director and principle at the CTA Said: “We are so excited to have Michelle's support in our fundraising efforts for the Big Build Appeal Michelle is an inspiration, who women across the country can relate to. With Michelle’s support we will hopefully put Glam Lash on everyone’s Christmas list this year, allowing us to generate lots of cash for the Big Build Appeal.”
If you would like to follow Michelle’s lead and get glam for a good cause this party season contact the CTA on 0141 334 0080 or visit www.ctacademy.co.uk . For more information on how you can help the Big Build Appeal call 0141 531 1383 or log on to www.bigbuild.org.uk.