Pop sensation Pixie Lott joined family and friends for a charity football match in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK yesterday afternoon (Sunday 22nd July).
Less than 24 hours after being crowned winning coach on The Voice Kids in front of a TV audience of millions, the singer led a Pixie Lott XI to a hard-fought draw against Concept Old Boys – a team that included her uncle and event organiser Ricky Bennett.
Among those cheering her on from the sidelines at Beckenham Town FC’s Eden Park Avenue ground was The Voice Kids winner Daniel Davies, who the night before won the hearts of the nation with his rendition of Anytime You Need A Friend, by Mariah Carey. The 14-year-old also kicked off the second half to cheers from fans. The match, watched by a crowd of hundreds, ended in a 4-4 draw.
The event raised £5,300 for vital research into dementia.
Pixie, who became an Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Research UK last year, has lost two grandparents to dementia. In 2014 she lost her 83-year-old grandmother Peggy Bennett to vascular dementia. And in 2012, she lost her grandmother from her mother’s side, Amelia Martin, to Alzheimer’s disease, aged 84.
Joining Pixie in her XI was her model fiancé Oliver Cheshire and The Theory of Everything actress Lucy Chappell.