Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle has given up chocolate for lent in memory of her late mother.
Boyle has vowed to give up her favourite chocolate and sweets and will raise funds for the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund in the process.
The star spoke from the Glasgow headquarters of the charity and said,
“I’m personally giving up chocolate – apart from it being too fattening, I think the money raised will be phenomenal.”
Boyle spoke to children from local schools at the launch of the charity’s Wee Box, Big Change campaign. The campaign urges people to give up a treat for Lent and collect the cash to aid people in developing countries.
She said, “The wee box brings back a lot of memories for me because it has been a charity which is very close to my heart.
“My mother used to have wee boxes such as this one in the house and, just before she passed away, she began collecting for Sciaf so this brings back a lot of memories for me personally. It is very personal and there is a strong message of hope.”