SCOTS pop queen Annie Lennox is showing plenty of bottle – backing an Aids charity promoting health education.
The multi-million selling artist has thrown her weight behind charity ‘Bottletop’, which raises funds through fashion and music and focuses on helping small education initiatives with a particular emphasis on sexual and reproductive health education.
One of the fundraising initatives is a beautiful ring pull bag crafted by 24 people in poverty-stricken Brazilian city of Salvador.
Each bag is handmade by linking hundreds of recycled ring pulls together in a crochet formation.
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Annie, an eight-time Brit Award winner, said: “When I first saw the bags I was really blown away by them.
“At first glance you don’t realise what they’re made from. They just look beautiful and eye catching. I love the fact that they are not only created from recycling, but they are creating a source of skillful self sufficiency within communities.”
He said: “Stemming the rise of Aids is one of the most urgent challenges facing the global community today. I applaud your efforts in this endeavour.
“What a wonderful and innovative way to stop the spread of this deadly disease.”
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Lennox, 54, has also just help to raise £330 for the non-profit organization Education Africa, by selling off an original hand-painted mask in aid of the charity.
The former-Eurythmics singer has just released her greatest hits album and is well known for her charity work.