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STV Appeal: Excitement builds as Pixie Lott gears up for charity race event

STV Appeal: Excitement builds as Pixie Lott gears up for charity race event

Excitement is building as the final preparations are put in place for the STV Appeal racenight at Ayr Racecourse, which includes a glittering set from pop princess Pixie Lott.

The blonde beauty, 21, will take to the stage after the final race of the night tongiht (June 22), to entertain the crowds who have turned out to support this year’s Appeal.

It’s a busy time for the star, who is performing around the country this summer with dates including concerts at the V Festival and the Sundown Festival.

And over 10,000 people are expected to flood into the venue for a flutter and the chance to the see the stunner perform some of her biggest hits.

 Alan Macdonald, the chairman of Ayr Racecourse, said everyone is in for a brilliant night. He said: “We promised a major act when the STV Appeal Racenight was first announced and we feel that between STV and ourselves we have certainly delivered in the shape of Pixie Lott.

“For one so young she has already established herself as one of the most successful female singers of her generation with a string of chart successes. I am certain she will attract a vast crowd to Ayr Racecourse on the night.”

Rob Woodward, the chief executive of STV and Trustee of the STV Appeal added: “STV is thrilled to be working with Ayr Racecourse on what promises to be a thoroughly entertaining event.

"We’re delighted that Pixie Lott is performing at the STV Appeal Racenight to help raise the profile of what is an incredibly worthy cause in the STV Appeal 2012.”

The STV Appeal was launched in 2011 to help children living in poverty in Scotland. A massive 220,000 youngsters in the country are living in some form of poverty, and through the Appeal’s work with six major charities and various other organisations and projects, it hopes to make a real difference to their lives.

As well as the Pixie Lott charity night, other events being staged this year include Scotland’s Biggest Tea Party and Fred MacAulay’s Celebrity West Highland Way challenge.

Earlier this month Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald helped raise £10,000 for the Appeal after performing five gigs in one day around the country.

Last year the Appeal, in association with The Hunter Foundation, raised an impressive £1.3 million; this year the hope is to match the amount or raise even more.

For more information visit the Ayr Racecourse site.

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