Singing star Susan Boyle has teamed up with Paralympic gold medallist David Smith to launch a charity campaign aimed at tackling global poverty.
The pair got together in Glasgow yesterday to mark the start of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund’s (Sciaf) Wee Box, Big Change appeal for Lent.
It asks people to give up one of their favourite treats for 40 days, such as chocolate, coffee or wine, and save the cash they would have used in a Sciaf Wee Box, to be donated at Easter.
The money will go towards the charity’s work in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
At the launch, Boyle and Smith were joined by Scotland’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, and local schoolchildren.
Boyle, from West Lothian, said she is giving up sweets, chocolate and crisps.