As reported in a regional newspaper (UK Newsquest Regional Press - This Is Brighton And Hove) Nat is going to support a celebrity event that’s planned to raise thousands of pounds for a hospice. The event is called “Models Own” and is an idea of Brighton theatre producer Barry Mishon who asked famous names to take part in the event to raise funds for the Martlets Hospice in Hove.

Mr. Mishon said: "I wanted to do something that was different to anything else and I think we have got it. We are hoping to add more names to the list as the weeks go by so it is truly going to be an amazing, star-studded and glamorous evening. I have always supported the work the hospice does and find it astonishing they have to raise so much money to keep going because they do not get much government funding."

Up to now singer Cher, actresses Joanna Lumley, Virginia McKenna and Judy Parfitt and actors Tony Adams, Edward Fox, Nathaniel Parker and Simon Williams are said to have agreed to participate in this event.

Sixties model Twiggy, chat-show host Michael Parkinson, DJ Zoe Ball, singer Dame Cleo Laine, songwriter Sir Tim Rice, comedian Ronnie Corbett, author James Herbert, Tony Adams and agony aunt Claire Rayner are all supporting the event as are designers Elizabeth Emmanuel, Jasper Conran and Jacques Azagury.

Some of the stars will try their best on the catwalk, wearing their own clothes in their own style. The clothes will vary from casual every-day wear to formal evening clothes. At the end of the show the “models” will present clothes specially designed for the event.

This charity event will be held at prestigious Whitehall Palace in London. During the evening there will also be an auction for the hospice with a wide range of items on offer. For the guests there will be a pre-show champagne reception, supper and a musical interlude by leading singers and musicians.

If you happen to be in London on November 5th, 2006 you can buy the tickets for this evening which cost £175 each. Places are limited to 320 so people interested in taking part should book as soon as possible. Please note that there are no guarantees for an appearance of the named celebrities listed here. This can be due to last minute decisions of the organizers or short-term rescheduling of the stars themselves.

Some background info on the Martlets Hospice: The hospice is not part of the NHS and has to raise £3 million each year to provide services which include a day hospice, an in-patient unit, a hospice at home service and family support and counselling.

For details call Sylvia McKenzie at the hospice in the UK on 01273 747455.

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