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Susan Boyle Gives Up Sweet and Chocolate for Charity

March 10, 2011 (2:51 am) GMT
The Scottish singer follows Christian tradition of Lent which sees followers cut their favorite food.
Susan Boyle

Scottish singing sensation is giving up candy for 40 days to raise money for charity. The "I Dreamed a Dream" hitmaker is taking part in the Christian tradition of Lent, which sees followers cut out a favorite food or activity in the run-up to Easter.

And Boyle will be putting her sacrifice to good use by collecting the savings she makes on chocolate and donating the money to the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund's (Sciaf) Wee Box, Big Change project.

Charity spokesman Val Morgan says, "Susan has known about Sciaf's work helping people out of poverty overseas since she was a young girl... This year Susan will be supporting the campaign by giving up sweets and chocolate."

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